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About Lone Felix

Lone Felix is the fourth Child of Flora Auma and the late Charles Wafula. Born on 3 April 1990, Felix grew up in Rural Western. His childhood memories revolve around afternoon dives into River Sio, a profoundly loving mother whose values indelibly have shaped his perspectives and approach to life and a village warmth that blurred the inadequacies of rural upbringing.

Felix attended Sibembe and Namanze Roman Catholic Primary Schools and sat his Kenya Certificate of Primary Education in 2004 where he emerged among top pupils nationally scoring 432 out 500 Marks. He missed a slot at his designate national school due to lack of School fees and joined Khasoko Secondary School, and later Goseta Secondary Schools in Trans Nzoia where he sat his Kenya Certificate of Secondary School exams in 2008. He emerged the Top Student in Trans Nzoia East District scoring the school’s Inaugural (A) mean grade.

Felix considers his time at Goseta as having formed the foundation of his character. The School substantially forego wrote off his fee balance and employed him as a Peer teacher. He thereafter joined Equity Bank, as a recipient of the Equity Africa Leadership Program fellowship. He worked as a Client Relationship Manager for a period of one year, and later deployed to Equity Group Foundation as a Program Assistant for a further one year.

In 2010 he Joined Kenyatta University School of Law to Pursue a Bachelor of Law Degree (LLB). He was elected the Secretary General of Equity Africa Leadership Program (EALP) in 2012 and Served for a Period of one year. During this time, Felix helped with remodeling Equity Group’s leadership development Program. In the Same Year, he co-founded Addo Africa Trust that focuses on spurring Value driven leadership among the Youth. The Trust trained over 1200 Youth with its most Notable program being My Own Business (MYOWBU) a Partnership with Nestle Equatorial Africa that helped Students across 8 Universities to establish and run businesses.

Felix has served as the University International Commission of Jurists (ICJ-Kenya) Kenya Freedom of Information Ambassador a platform that saw him contribute to key initiatives including playing a central role in the Development of Freedom of Information Bill now before the Kenyan Parliament.

In 2013, He was elected as President Kenyatta University Students Council leading a population of over 70,000 Students. A period he used to horn his leadership skills sitting in the University Senate and various management committees. As the Chairperson of the Liaison Committee of National Student leaders, he championed for Higher Education Financing Reforms in Kenya, and working with Kenya Young Parliamentarians Association and The Parliamentary Committee and the Parliamentary Committee on Education enable the Amendment of Higher Education Loans Board Act.

Upon completing his studies, Felix joined   Emerald Africa Consulting, a Public Policy Consultancy as the Founding Associate Partner, coordinating the firm’s establishment and roll-out of operations.  Felix is routinely  engaged by key organizations to offer Governance insights, such as Center for Innovative Leadership & Governance (CLIG) Africa. He is also a founding Partner with MarkAppeal Consulting.

An Enthusiast on Leadership & Africa Development, Lone Felix co-founded Imara Africa , Premier leadership development Program focusing on skills development for young Kenyans with an interest in Public affairs & Policy. Lone routinely speaks on various platforms. Notably, at the joint meeting of African Leaders & Members of US Senate,  To African Students at Arizona State University, at the 4Th AASU summit at the University of Ghana & during Reflections on Peace Keeping, the African Perspective by UNESCO at UNEP Headquarters and at the 8th East Africa Business Forum, at the University of Nairobi, School of Business.

He is currently the Interim Non Executive Chairperson of the Board of Directors at Nascent Prospects  and a Non Executive Director with Cytonn Group, in the subsidiary that focuses in Education investment.

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My story

I share my story with a hope that it can inspire any African kid to dream and realize the dreams

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Imara Africa

Imara Leadership Development Program is a Policy focused initiative collaboratively hosted by MA Group, Siasa Place (SP) & Africa Youth Leadership Forum. The 12 Month fellowship recruits high potential youth leaders with demonstrable interest in Policy and Public affairs from across the country. Each cohort is a network of diverse and enthusiastic change makers who are taken through a residential skills & knowledge development academy, field based experiential learning and online based certified learning in public Policy & Governance.

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Nascent Prospects

Nascent Prospects works with Kenyan communities to strengthen the role of Women and Youth in Governance through leadership development, training and economic empowerment. Lone Felix serves as the Interim Chair of the Board of Directors

WEFA

This project seeks to identify, train, organize and empower women with a view of amplifying their voices in effectively providing a Citizen check on County budgetary and planning process and advocating for increased resource allocation to Women identified priorities at the local level.

ICG-Kenya

To foster collaborative governance through effective and transparent public participation, mainstream fiscal responsibility in county governance, Promote gender equality and promote the interests of the youth and persons’ living with disability.

Mentorship

NP Provides a platform to nurture and share experiences on a wide range of issues .

 

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Speaking Engagements

May 29th 2015: Panellist: The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO Conference: Peacekeeping in Perspective: Reflections from Africa on the Past Five Decades

 

Thursday 12th March, 2015: Key Note Speaker: Technical University of Kenya: Engineering Students Annual Summit: Developing a Brand as a Young Leader: The Tough Choices

 

February 12th 2015: Key Note Speaker: Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona, USA: Towards a Sustainable Renaissance: The Role of the African Youth. 

 

February 6th 2015: Speaker: Capitol Hill, Washington DC: Joint Africa Delegation & United State Members of Congress & Senate Consultative Forum 

September 12th 2014: Key Note Speaker: Nairobi, Annual Young Entrepreneurs Expo: Youth, Entrepreneurship & Governance

June 23rd 2014: Speaker: University of Ghana: Accra, Ghana:  Curbing Terrorism Insurgency in Africa: Youth to the Rescue

 

1st February, 2014: Speaker:  Phetchaburi Ratchabat University, Bangkok, Thailand: International Youth Fellowship 2014: Youth & Leadership in Africa 

 

12th June, 2013: Speaker: Nairobi Kenya: NHIF Building: Social Entrepreneurship: Incorporating the African Heart in the Business Culture

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Lone Felix'S Gallery