Yoadan Shiferaw is a proud pan-African youth from Ethiopia, currently working as a programme manager for Talent Youth Association, a local non-governmental organization. She is an advocate for a range of youth engagement development initiatives with special focus on literacy, the Sustainable Development Goals and youth sexual and reproductive health. She has over 6 years’ experience as a volunteer, including in leadership roles. She has served as the president of the Rotaract Club of Keroggie, as a country chair for Rotaract Clubs of Ethiopia (district 9212), as a youth champion for Voice Africa’s Future, a global youth ambassador for A World at School, a youth leader for Horn of Africa Leadership and the Learning for Action programme, a global shaper of the World Economic Forum at the Addis Ababa hub, and is a Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) East Africa fellow. She has played a leading role in representing young people from Ethiopia and Africa on a number of national, regional and international platforms. She is a well-rounded individual who lives with passion, dedication, and grace. Yoadan is a ‘people person’ and loves to network. She also enjoys reading books, watching movies and travelling. Yoadan studied Law and Peace and Security Studies at Addis Ababa University, School of Law, and the Institute for Peace and Security Studies, on a programme conducted in collaboration with the University for Peace (a UN-mandated university).