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Pape Mamadou Camara

Co-Founder, Guediawaye Hip Hop

Biography

Pape’s passion for the arts and hip-hop culture motivated him to co-found G Hip Hop with his friends as a way of unifying his neighborhood. The G Hip Hop training center uses the arts and Hip Hop, to promote active citizenship. Through lectures and training programs, G Hip Hop educates youth on citizenship, environmental protection, economic empowerment, and hip hop culture. In 2016, over 100 young people were trained by the center, with multiple events hosted year-round, including festivals, concerts and workshops. In addition to classes, street conferences are hosted regularly, during which G Hip Hop students distribute information to the community about citizenship, environmental protection, economic empowerment, and hip hop culture. Pape was responsible for the planning and monitoring of activities, developing the organization’s network locally and internationally, advertising, and organizing events for 4 years. Now full time employee at Microsoft WCA (West and Central Africa) Pape is also a member of the US Embassy Youth Council, Alumni of the American Express Leadership Academy in 2017, 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow. Before his journey at Microsoft Pape worked at Ashoka as a social media manager and project manager.

Regional Focus

West and Central Africa