Silas Ngahane is currently a Program Associate in the Office of the Deputy Chairperson of the Africa Union Commission located in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia). The African Union Commission is the Continental Diplomatic Union as the EU, constituting all 55 Countries of the African Continent.
Silas has Graduated from The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI) School of Advance Studies (New Delhi) with concentration on Public Policy and sustainable Development. He has been involved in the Diplomatic and International Relations field for the past one year and a half now, where he has developed various policies on framing the demographic Dividend in the African Context, Advocacy Toolkit on Domestic Resource Mobilization for Health, Youth Enterprise resource directory, TVET graduates Skill Portability platform, meetings with diplomatic missions across the continent, etc.
Silas has also participated as a panelist in the first Smart City Summit that took place in October 2017 in Phoenix/Arizona sharing experience and knowledge of Smart Cities in the Context of the ever growing urbanization of Africa. Also, Silas has been involved in the activities of the Univertsity-Community Parntership for Social Action Research (UCP-SARnet) since 2010, first as Regional Coordinator for Cameroon and later, Ghana.
He has participated and help organized two EmPeace LABS workshops in Jalgaon (India), and had a semester internship at the Gandhi Research Foundation and Jain Irrigation Systems, Ltd. He was one of co-founders of GNAD. Then he served as intern with Pokhara University in Nepal where he worked with few community organizations and schools. Since then he has been assisting in the development of GNSD presence and outreach.