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Eniola Mafe
Founder/ Principal, EMA Advisory and Lead for 2030Vision Initiative

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Eniola Mafe is a strategist and international development leader with a track record of over 15 years in facilitating high-level engagement, frameworks for systemic change, program implementation and effective strategy for sustainable development in developing countries. She is the Founder and Principal at Eniola Mafe Advisory focused on helping those who think differently and those who want to think differently about development and social impact. Eniola led the growth and development of 2030 Vision Initiative, focused on harnessing 4IR technologies to accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals within the next decade. In partnership with UNDP, Arm and more than 20 top technology companies, this platform provides a focal point to mobilize more concerted and cooperative efforts by technology companies, government, civil society and international organization. In addition, Eniola leads the Forum’s engagement in Digital Earth Africa focused on leveraging earth observation to inform policy and decision making and address key challenges.  Eniola has also guided the adaptation of the global Internet for All methodology across multiple countries, helping government to align these country-level projects with their national development plans. Prior to the Forum, Eniola led a $90 million corporate social enterprise for Chevron in Nigeria, served as a Technical advisor on Social Investment for the Government of Nigeria, and program manager on Africa at Vital Voices Global Partnership. Eniola is the Co-Founder of #TheNewNigerian, an online community born out of #Endsars movement, now with a community of over 50,000 to reimagine, redefine and shape a New Nigerian future.  In 2018 Eniola was named one of OkayAfrica 100 Women in Africa in 2018. She holds a M.A. from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Washington, D.C. and a B.A from Spelman College (Phi Beta Kappa).