LIBERIA: Eddie D. Jarwolo – Equipping Africa’s Future Leaders To Tell Their Stories
Following series of systematic outlook to overwhelmingly feature one of Africa’s committed young man who has over the years made a mark in accelerating the growth and development of young Africans in their pursuit for a better future, one of these young Africans who has been caught under the radar for his services not only to his home country, Liberia, but Africa is Eddie D. Jarwolo, Executive Director of Naymote Partners For Democratic Development.
Sierra Lone Vice President, Dr. Mohammed J. Jalloh addressing young people
‘Eddie’ as he is affectionately call has won the admiration of many Liberians, his compatriots, and those in the diaspora for his role played in bringing young people from around Africa Liberia, to take on Leadership Role in their respective countries through their enrollment at the Young Political Leadership School (YPLS) Africa organized by NAYMOYE, partners for democratic development.
This initiative on the part of Eddie D. Jarwolo recently brought together several young people from across Africa, this colorful occasion was witnessed by the Vice President of Sierra Leone, Dr. Mohammed J. Jalloh who colorfully graced the occasion, the first of its kind in Liberia.
Dr. Jalloh upon arrival in Liberia being received by Naymote boss, Eddie Jarwolo
According to the President of the leadership school and the Executive Director of NAYMOTE, Eddie Jarwolo, the YPLS Africa has become an excellent platform for young people to learn new skills and tools to improve their leadership abilities and expand youth networks with a diverse community of young leaders and electoral management experts; a something considered to be helpful in order to solidify peace, development, and accountability within Africa.
This unique occasion was also graced by the Vice President of Liberia, Chief Dr. Jewel Howard Taylor, while some prominent individuals including the former Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Ambassadors from the United States, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, among others graced the occasion.
Who is Eddie D. Jarwolo?
Eddie Jarwolo, acquires over twelve (12) years working experience as Executive Director, Naymote Partners for Democratic Development and has far-reaching knowledge in civic education, community development and leadership approaches, participatory decision-making, advocacy, organizational development tools, grassroots democracy enhancement and community based organizations strengthening.
He has participated in the United State Department of State International Leadership Exchange Program and a Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy, Washington DC and Community Solutions Fellow a U.S. Department of State Fellow. As executive director his primary responsible is to provide for the day-to-day costs of serving the administrative and technical needs of the institute; oversee the daily activities and implement such policies as may be adopted by the Board of Director.
Extensive international exposure: travel to the United States of America, South Africa, Qatar, Indonesia, Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Kenya and Guinea; participated in international conferences, seminars, workshops and assemblies sponsored by United Nations Development Programme, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, World Movement for Democracy, Africa Democracy Forum, World Youth Movement for Democracy and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars