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Elyes Guermazi

Leaders Africa 2019





Elyes Guermazi is Founder and Executive Director at the International Institute of Debate, a regional nonprofit that aims to empower young people through education and address key challenges that limit youth’s right to education. He has worked for over 5 years with AIESEC, a global youth organization, and has become an expert in debate training from the English Speaking Union. Elyes is the Communications Director of the African Youth Panel, part of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization network, and an Ashoka Fellow. Elyes's vision is to engage every young citizen to be active in their society.