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AFRICAX Changemaking Action Campaign -

On an electric motorbike from Morocco to Cape Town, Interviewing Changemakers, Inspiring Youth, Promoting Action for positive Change.
An expedition on an electric motorbike through 20 African Countries from Morocco to Cape Town. On the way we will interview 100 changemakers and social innovators that transform their communities with their projects and ideas, social businesses and initiatives.
But we will also be giving workshops and keynotes at community centers, schools, in local startup ecosystems and at universities, to exchange ideas and challenge young people to think as Changemakers and be the change that they want to see in the world. Ultimately we hope to impact young people to change their mind and expand their thinking about what is possible for them and the future.

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We will be collecting and sharing the stories of inspiring Changemakers on the continent, how they started their projects and businesses and how they create positive social impact for their communities.



Our aim is to engage and inspire Youth in a series of workshops and keynotes, to open their minds for possibilities and opportunities by sharing success stories and turning around limiting beliefs about what is possible for them.



Exploring a continent that is undergoing rapid change on an electric motorbike, meeting some of its most inspiring people and sharing their stories online and offline.


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Documenting solutions to local and global challenges that have the potential for exponential growth and impact from some of the most vibrant startup ecosystems on the continent.


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Our mission is to inspire, learn, share, encourage, connect and ignite action for positive change online and offline in an engaging and entertaining way.

Our aim is to reach and impact young people both on the continent and internationally. We want to achieve our aim by reaching out to young people both on the ground and online. And we want to do so in a captivating and entertaining way. A way that sparks imagination and creativity and the sense of YES, I can do that too. I too can make a difference. I too, can be a changemaker and creator for good.


Interviewing 100 inspiring changemakers, entrepreneurs and social innovators en route, to document the workings of their businesses and projects and share their stories with the African youth and the World.


Conducting workshops and keynotes to inspire and engage youth, to discover the Changemaker within. A new vision is required in education which focuses on unlocking the inherent changemaking potential in every person.


Combining what we learn from 100 Changemakers on the continent into an actionable workbook for young African leaders that can inspire and engage Youth to become changemakers and entrepreneurs, leaders and problem solvers, not just in theory but outside the classroom.


We are documenting the expedition, our encounters and the stories we hear from the people we meet, to share them in video format through regular webseries episodes as well as a full-length documentary.


Education systems in most places are outdated, not preparing young people for the challenges they are facing in real life. Youth-led Changemaking is an answer to this problem. The difference between what students are doing in classrooms and what they are capable of doing outside the classrooms would solve many of our pressing problems.


The interviews with 100 changemakers as well as the case studies and Workbook will find their way into the AfricaX online Academy that will be accessible free of charge for changemakers across the globe.


If you are a changemaker, social innovator or entrepreneur with an inspiring story in West Africa we would like to interview you and share your story.

Are you an African entrepreneur, changemaker or social innovator and changing your community on scale through social business or innovative approaches? Or are you working towards the Sustainable Development Goals in an innovative inspiring fashion? Or do you know someone that does and want to nominate them? Please get in touch with us so we can hear and share your story...


We will give free Workshops & Keynotes at Schools, Universities, Co-Working Spaces and Community Centers in the 20 countries we drive through.

Do you want to hear us speak about how to become a changemaker, how to start a business even if you don't have money, the future of work or how to change the world one step at a time? And are you located in one of the 20+ African countries we drive through? Then invite us to your co-working space, university, school or community center and we'd be happy to share and contribute.


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JUN - JUL 2019

Morocco I Mauretania I Senegal I Gambia I Guinea

AUG - SEP 2019

Sierra-Leone I Liberia I Côte d’Ivoire I Ghana I Togo I Benin

OCT-NOV 2019

Nigeria I Cameroon I Gabon I Congo I DRC

DEC 2019

Angola I Namibia I South Africa

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Thomas Jakel

Coach for Changemakers, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author



Thomas has worked as a serial entrepreneur, speaker, coach and author. He loves new challenges and inspiring people. In the past years he has mentored West African and German startups and Youth projects. His mission is to help young people discover the changemaker within and make a difference through entrepreneurship.

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Dulcie Mativo

Social Media, Content and Operations Coordinator



From Kenya, Dulcie is the social media, content and operations coordinator for AfricaX. She is passionate about personal development, story telling and connecting with people. As a young African and changemaker she brings an inspiring perspective to the expedition as well as a burning desire to help young people on the continent discover their potential.


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AfricaX c/o YES Founders Foundation
Eichborndamm 167 G55
13403 Berlin – Germany


+49 157 56 56 1986


Let's work together!

If you are an entrepreneur and changemaker in one of the countries we will be traveling through and think you have an inspiring story to share OR if you would like to hear us speak on the Future of Work, how to start a business without capital or how to engage Youth as changemakers and engage them as partners in development OR if you are an institution or business that would like to invite us for a keynote or want to work together,
please get in touch.

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