Congratulations to Food and Resource Economics Masters student and MasterCard Foundation scholar Isaac Jonas, who was selected as a delegate for the Skoll World Forum Young Leaders Initiative at Oxford University in April.
The annual Skoll World Forum focuses on exchanging ideas to create innovative solutions to global social issues through a three day conference featuring debates, presentations and workshops from over 1,000 social entrepreneurs from around the world. LFS’ own Isaac Jonas was one of only ten Skoll-MasterCard Foundation Young Leaders delegates to be selected by the forum to present and help incite social change. His research has focused on the interconnections between development, social entrepreneurship and access to education.
Originally from Zimbabwe, Isaac, is also one of UBC’s MasterCard Foundation Scholars—an initiative which identifies, educates, and equips the next generation of young leaders from Africa to create positive social change in their communities and across the globe. He hopes to inspire younger generations to take an active role in solving global issues through improving access to education and employment. Isaac is the English speaking facilitator for African Youth Movement (AYM) committee of employment and entrepreneurship, a pan-African movement of young Africans scattered across the globe, developing solutions to African problems.
Congratulations again to Isaac for his impressive selection to this internationally renowned conference!