Victor Mugo

A firm believer that the youth hold the key to the transformation of food systems, Victor is a youth in agriculture advocate and climate activist mobilizing a youth transition to climate resilient agriculture and agricultural entrepreneurship. He started his career as an Associate at the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and later joined the Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN) as Country Coordinator. Through the network, he has structured programs that engage youth in climate smart agriculture thereby unlocking decent employment opportunities for a host of youth in the agriculture sector. Now doubling up as Regional Coordinator for Nourishing Africa, he is responsible for the design, delivery and implementation of strategic programs that provide the structures of support around agri-food entrepreneurs to enable them curate innovative, profitable and sustainable agricultural enterprises. Victor also serves as the Co-Chair of the Youth Liaisons to the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS). In it, he works to build youth engagement in the historic Food Systems Summit and to ensure that the youth’s representation, meaningful participation, ideas and solutions are of critical importance in shaping the global deliberations on transforming food systems. A writer, Victor is the lead author of UNEP’s Global Environment Outlook for Youth – Africa Publication, has written articles for a host of international non-profit organisations as is also a regular columnist for the Business Daily. In 2019, Victor was the recipient of the prestigious Borlaug-Adesina Fellowship and in 2020, Victor was named as Kenya’s Youth of the Year – Agribusiness category. He was featured in the list of the Top 35 under 35 Youth in Kenya. He is also a YALI fellow. Victor holds a Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science from the University of Nairobi (UoN) and is currently undertaking his Masters studies in Development Finance from Strathmore University.