Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2001
Community & Youth Development Initiatives (CYDI)
This description of Benjamin Chigozie Mbakwem's work was prepared when Benjamin Chigozie Mbakwem was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2001.
Benjamin Mbakwem uses traditional Nigerian social institutions to address the AIDS epidemic in a manner that simultaneously strengthens civil society and provides young people with better economic opportunities.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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