Joshua D. Cleon

Program Officer


Joshua D. Cleon is an inspiring, result-oriented, and passionate youth leader with over 8 years of working experience as a civil society actor and youth advocate promoting young people’s participation in democracy and governance processes in Liberia.

He is a Program Officer at Naymote Partners for Democratic Development, Liberia’s prime democratic advancement institution with over 7 years of experience managing and implementing donor-funded projects focused on Youth Civic Engagement, Leadership, Community Organizing, Natural Resource Management, Empowerment and Education, Decentralization, and Local Governance, Elections, etc.

Joshua is a 2017 U.S. Department of States International Exchange Alumni (International Visitors Leadership Program), 2016 Youth Organizing School Fellow (OPACE 4.0), Manager-Young Political Leadership School Africa, Team Leader-Liberia Decides, honorary citizen- City of Pensacola (Florida), ICT enthusiast, change-maker, researcher, influencer and youth leader.

Earned a BSC degree in Information Technology from the United Methodist University in Liberia, a Graduate Certificate in Project Planning and Management from the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA), and also a Graduate Certificate in “Elections Management” from the University of South Africa (UNISA) in Pretoria.