MEET OUR STAFFS
MEET OUR STAFFS
Eddie Jarwolo, acquires over twelve (12) years working experience as Executive Director, NAYMOTE-Partners for Democratic Development and has far-reaching knowledge in civic education, community development and leadership approaches, participatory decision-making, advocacy, organizational development tools, grassroots democracy enhancement and community based organizations strengthening.
He has participated in the United State Department of State International Leadership Exchange Program and a Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy, Washington DC and Community Solutions Fellow a U.S. Department of State Fellow. As executive director his primary responsible is to provide for the day-to-day costs of serving the administrative and technical needs of the institute; oversee the daily activities and implement such policies as may be adopted by the Board of Director.
Extensive international exposure: travel to the United States of America, South Africa, Qatar, Indonesia, Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Kenya and Guinea; participated in international conferences, seminars, workshops and assemblies sponsored by United Nations Development Programme, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, World Movement for Democracy, Africa Democracy Forum, World Youth Movement for Democracy and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Sammy S. Dorbor is the Administrative and Finance Director at NAYMOTE. He holds a MBA in Finance from the Cuttington University Graduate School in Liberia, Bsc in Accounting from the A. M. E. Zion University and has over 10 years of working experience as an Administrative and Finance Officer. He also has professional certificates in Financial Management and Budgetary Control, Human Resource Management, Program design and implementation and a wide range of experience in Financial Management. He is a lecturer at the A. M. E. Zion University.
Aaron Weah-Weah, III has ten years of experience as a youth activist and is the Program Director of one of Liberia’s Progressive youth advocacy and Pro-democracy groups called the National Youth Movement for Transparent Elections-‐Partners for Democratic Development (NAYMOTE-‐PADD). Aaron is a scholar from Joseph Jenkins Roberts Scholarship Foundation for academic excellence, and a leading youth empowerment Specialists and a community mobilizer. Aaron has participated in and benefitted from various capacity building trainings and conferences in and out of Liberia including the OSIWA Youth Assembly held in Dakar, Senegal, the ICCO brainstorming forum in Bamako, Mali, and a youth conference in Nairobi, Kenya called AfricamP. He studied Economics and Accounting and was actively engaged in student Politics in High School and University.
As a youngster, Aaron was recruited by NAYMOTE where he also led a campaign that led to the provision of electoral law giving Preference to disabled voters and increased the participation of youth, women and disabled people in the 2005 general and Presidential elections. Following his return from Africamp 2010, in Nairobi, Kenya, Aaron, along with other Liberian youth activists, initiated an advocacy campaign through the holding of Public debates, social media advocacy, Public speeches to stakeholders and Policy makers, sit-‐in actions before the Parliament and Peaceful demonstration. All of which led to the adoption of the African Youth Charter in Liberia and the Presentation of the Liberia National Youth Policy document to the Legislature for Passage into law by the House of Representative after six years of delay.
In May 2012, Aaron along with Eddie Jarwolo, a State Department Community Solution fellow returning from Oregon, USA, launched the Liberia Bus Project, a non-‐Partisan, voluntary youth driven initiative that seeks to empower a whole new generation into democracy. As the result of his outstanding role as a youth activist for democracy in Post war Liberia, he was recently named one of the Global 30 under 30 inspiring youth activist for democracy by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) in commemoration of its 30th anniversary.
Subsequently, Aaron was invited to speak at the 2014 TEDxConcordiaUPortland event in Portland, Oregon, USA and attend TEDActive 2014 in Vancouver, Canada.
Aaron is currently pursuing a Masters in Business Administration with emphasis on Economics at Cuttington Graduate School in Monrovia, Liberia.