Damola Morenikeji

Damola is interested in the future of humanity hinged on people, platforms and policies.  He currently heads Strategy and Innovation at The Roothub – a collaborative space and part innovation/idea lab, and is on the founding team of Joy, Inc., a benefit corporation building a generation of happier, flourishing and fearless young Africans leveraging the latest research on happiness, resilience and human flourishing. 

Prior to his recent engagements at the intersection of innovation, education, technology and human flourishing, he had contributed to the Ethics and Governance of artificial intelligence for public interest initiative with the Youth and Media lab at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University in the summer of 2017, founded AllforDevelopment – a social enterprise committed to building young people for the future and promoting education, values-based leadership and exponential development – in 2009, and had contributed to conversations at various platforms including the World Economic Forum on Africa, TEDx and United Nations.

He has been a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts (RSA), RLC Fellow of US President Obama-initiated Young African Leaders Initiative, Hive Global Leader, Fellow of the Common Purpose UK’s Global Leaders Experience, Fellow of the Social Leadership Academy USA, DESPLAY Fellow, Global Youth Ambassador (for education) and recipient of the 2016 African Youth Award for Excellence in Leadership, Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award (by Junior Chambers International Abeokuta), and semi-finalist, Thiel U20 Fellowship for social innovators, among others.