LONDON, UK (June 15, 2021) – The LIMUN Foundation today announces the renewal of Afolabi Adekaiyaoja's mandate as Chair of the Board. The process was led by Denise Chau, the longest serving member of the Board, and saw Afolabi present his candidacy for approval by other trustees.
Afolabi Adekaiyaoja works as a Research Intern at Africapractice, an risk advisory firm, while completing his mandatory one-year youth service program in Nigeria. He recently worked as a consultant with the Tony Blair Institute for Global Governance, assisting the COVID-19 response at the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. He is also Managing Editor of AFREADA, one of Africa's leading literary magazines. Prior to this, he completed an internship at the African Union Mission to the United Nations and undertook a postgraduate course in social innovation as a Year Here Fellow. He also led on Operations for TEDxEuston, the largest TEDx conference in the world dedicated to pan-African ideas worth spreading.
He graduated from Queen Mary, University of London with a BA in International Relations, and during his time there was President of the African and Caribbean Society and Vice-President of the Model UN society. He recently completed a Masters in African Politics from SOAS, University of London during which he was Co-Chair of the SOAS African Development Forum. He has been active on the MUN circuit, particularly with us as a Chair, Under-Secretary-General Applications in 2016 and Secretary-General for LIMUN 2017. Afolabi has been chair of the Board since 1st June 2019; a second two-year mandate extends his term on the board till 31st May 2023.
The LIMUN Foundation is a charitable organisation that promotes cultural empathy, understanding of international affairs and awareness of the United Nations among young people. By equipping youth with mediation, analytical and leadership skills, while stressing cosmopolitan values and the interdependence of the modern world, we hope to foster future world leaders who will face global challenges with a spirit of international cooperation.
Currently, the LIMUN Foundation runs two programmes: our flagship annual conference in London, the largest university-level Model United Nations in Europe, and an annual secondary school conference, with a focus on opening access to MUN for those students who attend state/state-funded schools or are from under-represented communities. We also run additional support sessions for local schools.