Fellowship Year: 2018
Nationality: Nigeria
Job Title: Executive Director for Africa
Organisation: ONE


Job Title: Executive Director for Africa

Organisation: ONE

Professional History: Serah Makka is ONE’s Executive Director for Africa where she leads ONE’s advocacy and strategic engagement with key stakeholders, guided by a passion to build an impactful and authentic presence across the Continent.

Serah was previously the ONE Executive Director for Engagement and Mobilisation and before that the ONE Nigeria Country Director. Prior to joining ONE, Serah worked in Afghanistan, the United States, and Nigeria providing solutions for the public and social sectors.

She has been recognized in the ‘Global Top 35 Under 35 in International Affairs’ for her work in global foreign policy and her leadership in amplifying citizen voices for better governance.

She teaches about the “Office of the Citizen” in the online School of Public Policy and Governance and is on the board of several community organizations including Advokc, a startup focused on bringing truth to politics by tracking and educating citizens about the promises of African politicians.

Academic and professional credentials: Masters in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
BA in Economics and International Studies from the University of North Florida, graduating summa cum laude.



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The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.