– Dr Shakira Choonara
“Maybe when we change the lives of people who suffer because of others, then I can say youth movements are effective, when we have the youth movements that can actually change the African Union into what it really needs to be, then I would say young people are effective but until then I don’t think we have come together enough for our causes.”
Dr. Shakira Choonara is a rising global icon, bold activist and 2017 Woman of the Year in Health, South Africa. She is an established research-advocacy specialist in public health. Her most notable and influential role to date is to be appointed to the inaugural African Union Youth Advisory Council. She has recently ventured into being an independent public health practitioner working on an impressive list of global health projects.
Tune in to hear how Dr. Shakira came from being just an ordinary girl to becoming an African Union Youth Council and how this is just a small step in her journey to changing the world.
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