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Joel Alex

Joel Alex


Joel Alex Olang is a philanthropist of young people more so the Key Populations in Eastern Africa and from around the world. A vocal human rights defender of the above target population. He did a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy with IT at Maseno University, is the founder of Urban Art For Hope and the mHealth App, an architect of positive change. A One Young World Ambassador, a YALI EA RLC alumni, a student of Equitas on Universally Declared Human Rights, a student of Making Government Work in Hard Places courtesy of Princeton University, a 120 under 40 families planning 2019 nominee and a Resolution Social Venture Challenge(SVC)at the Harvard National Model United Nations semi-finalist, an Imara Leadership Program fellow and Kanthari fellow, a United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Action participant, a World Literacy Foundation(WLF) ambassador Kenya and a Global Youth Ambassador courtesy of Theirworld.org


As a human rights activist, believer and practitioner of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. He always advocates for:-Stakeholder Priority; Gender equality and the empowerment of Key Populations.-Inclusive governance, including diversity, democracy, human rights and the rule of law.-Peace and security, with a focus on conflict prevention and building peace.-Human dignity, covering health, education, and nutrition.-Environmental preservation and improved climate conditions-Growth that works for everyone, including the target population’s economic rights, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, investing in the poorest and most vulnerable, and safeguarding economic gains.


As Founder of Urban Art For Hope he is dedicated to creating/participating in programs and advocating for policies that help young and old people alike make informed and responsible decisions about their health and socioeconomic needs while conscious of the environment. Involving technology in providing efficient and effective information, training, and strategic assistance to people-serving organizations, policy makers, youth activists, and the media in East Africa.