AL Liberia has started their Accountability Incubator cohort for 2020, which includes radio journalist Naway Gumeh who’s working on a show called “The Brumm” that flags issues of corruption and interviews guests who promote accountability and speak out against graft. We also have Kou A. Dahn whose Youth Peace Initiative aims to transform the way Liberian youths engage with elections and challenge argumentative approaches in favour of cooperative solutions.
Mwasnoh Tuan is the Founder and Executive Director of the Mwasnoh Tuan Foundation, which provides support, mentorship, training, scholarships and health education to vulnerable women, boys and girls in rural and urban communities. As an Accountapreneur, she is eager to strengthen the advocacy of women’s rights in rural and urban communities thereby providing an opportunity for women’s voices to be heard in policies and decision making with focus at all levels, thereby promoting equality, peace and justice for all Liberians.
Naway Gumeh is a responsible and committed journalist who displays an ability to write balanced, informative and engaging stories that give all involved parties an opportunity to have their say. He works as an investigative reporter responsible for writing news as well as providing coverage on political and economic events. He is also the host of Prime FM’s evening flagship program dubbed “The Brumm” (Tuesdays and Thursdays). Through the Accountability Incubator program, he intends to hold people and institutions responsible for their words and actions, whether it is through political fact-checking, investigations or other forms of reportage.
Silas N. Juaquellie has 10 years of experience working in development. He specialized in the educational sector a result-oriented professional with rich experience on evidence-based administrative approaches, training, civic engagement, community-based support programs, theatre skills development and human rights. He is the National Director of Burning Barriers Building Bridges Youth Theatre (B4YT) Liberia Inc., and a District Education officer at the Ministry of education. His program aims to promote access to justice and the development of a peaceful society for young Liberians in school through the arts. He believes that with adequate awareness, especially among the youth, this project will help Liberia consolidate its existing cultural and physical theatre activities and will promote public performances, social discourse, human rights, and good governance which is geared to promoting justice, peace and development.
Stanford A. Joe has 14 years of experience working with youth from the church, community and the world. He also has nine years of experience in the non-profit sector and earned two Bachelor’s Degrees in Economics and Accounting from the African Methodist Episcopal University and Accounting and Criminal Justice from the African Methodist Episcopal Zion University. Stanford is also a 2018 graduate from the Young Political Leadership School, Semester Five and a Minister of the gospel, Assemblies of God Liberia Incorporated. Stanford has worked with several international and local organizations including Welthungerhilfe (Ex-German Agro Action), World Bank through the West Africa Agriculture Productivity Program (WAAPP), African Initiatives for Relief and Development (AIRD), Community of Hope Agriculture Program, Lifting Farmers,etc.. Stanford is currently the Founder Executive Director for Foundation for Youth Tranquility, an organization that focuses on the promotion and enhancement of good citizenship in Liberia through strategy programs that directly empower and benefit young people to be better citizens. As an Accountapreneur he aims to focus on youth inclusion to promote good citizenship and human rights.
Kou Amelia Dahn has a passion for leadership, advocacy and community services and has been volunteering her services with reputable institutions in Kakata city and Liberia at large since she was a teenager. She worked with the Margibi County Health Team during the fight against Ebola epidemic in Liberia as a Psychosocial Support Officer, where she worked closely with affected families, Survivors, and Orphans of ebola. She worked with the survivors to found the Survivors Network in Margibi County. She is currently serving as Program Coordinator at Rising Youth Mentorship Initiative (RYMI). Through the incubator, she intends to develop the Youth Peace Initiative to transform the way Liberian youths react to misunderstanding sduring elections and change their behaviors from argumentative approaches, toward corporative solutions. This means the initiative will shift the attitudes and interactions between youth groups during the 2020 mid-term election, so they can work together to build a peaceful community by choosing joint problem-solving over violence.