Evan Mawarire

Evan Mawarire rose to prominence in Zimbabwe as the founder of the #ThisFlag Citizen’s Movement, challenging Robert Mugabe’s dictatorship through social media-driven protests. Despite enduring imprisonment and torture for his activism, he continues to advocate for democracy. Recognized as one of Foreign Policy magazine’s 100 global thinkers in 2016 and named African Person of the Year by The Daily Maverick Newspaper, Mawarire has addressed prestigious institutions worldwide. He currently serves as the director for education at Renew Democracy Initiative, aiming to strengthen democracy globally.