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Josefina Bonsundy Nvumba

Josefina Bonsundy Nvumba

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My name is Josefina Bonsundy Nvumba and I was born in Equatorial Guinea. Before my second birthday, my family moved to Spain where I lived until I was 14 years old. We then headed to the U.K., where I studied International Relations at the University of Exeter. After a few years spent working in Egypt, I moved to Paris and graduated from Sciences Po with a master’s degree in International Development, where I was a La Caixa Foundation fellow.
 
It was during my teenage years that I first started to notice the immense potential that diversity brings to societies, contributing to innovation and development. I realized that socio-cultural representations of positive role models in society were key to nurturing my imagination on the possibilities of what I am today, and what I could be tomorrow. 
 
But I soon noticed the distinct lack of visible African role models, particularly in Europe. This lack of visibility leads to the misrepresentation of our community, resulting in the inaudibility of our voices, stories, and ultimately our existence.
 
To combat this, we urgently need to create more spaces and opportunities to present ourselves; to showcase the voices and stories of African and African descendant role models to younger generations. This is my passion: to create a sense of pride, belonging, achievement, visibility and opportunities.

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