Maudo Jallow is a Future Africa Forum contributor and expert. Maudo, a former Co-Director of the LSE Africa Summit, works for the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change as an analyst. He provides embedded strategic support and advice to the Ministry of Trade and Industry, as well as other key economic institutions of the government – including the Presidency.

He is also the founder of New Nation in The Gambia, a non-for-profit organisation that is focused on youth development, specifically through education. Maudo serves on the Advisory Board of the African Youth Leaders Platform – a project that is being funded by the Ford Foundation and managed by the African Leadership Institute.

Over the years, he has been featured on a number of podcasts, TV programs and authored several online publications as a contributor for Future Africa Forum – which is an organisation that exists to increase the voice and participation of young African people in policymaking, dialogue and implementation. He has also been involved in several conferences and events as a panellist or moderator, including at Cambridge University’s Africa Business Network, University of Manchester’s Aspiring Young African Leaders, TAFCON Gambia, GCIMUN Conference New York, United Nations Youth Forum, Global Shapers Accra, UNCTAD Youth Hub and the Warwick Africa Summit.

Previously, he worked for the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) as an International Development Expert, the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) as part of the Social Policy & Development research team, and with Press TV UK as a contributor on economic and political affairs.

Maudo holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Business with French, from the European Business School, London and a Master’s degree in African Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science.