The Executive Director of the National Observatory of the Rights of the Child (ONDE), Lamia Bazir, is among the 100 most influential young Africans in the world, alongside another Moroccan, the singer Salma Rachid, according to the 2019 ranking established by “Africa Youth Awards”.
The ranking, established each year for four years, was made public on 2 October by Africa Youth Awards, based in Accra.
Lamia Bazir, a 27-year-old woman hired to promote the rights of women and children, is in 51st place. Executive Director of ONDE, she works in particular on international cooperation projects, between Morocco and the United States, as an example. The issues of education and access to employment are themes for which the activist is particularly committed.
A little further in the rankings, 81st rank, we find the singer Salma Rachid, finalist of the second edition of the competition “Arab Idol” in 2013.
This year, thirty-two countries were represented by young people in the rankings. Women, 52 in number, slightly dominate the rankings. It was two women, Kenyan Adelle Onyango, who launched the initiative of the same name, and the Tunisian Ahlem Nasraoui, in charge of the regional program of the NGO IREX who respectively occupy the 2nd and 3rd place on the podium. At the top of the list is a young man of Nigerian nationality, Adebo Ogundoyin, a member of the Legislative Assembly of Oyo State.
The organization “Africa Youth Awards”, launched in 2014, intends to highlight the achievements and contribution of young Africans involved in the development of their continent.