Pascal Masuba

2017 Andrew E. Rice Award Recipient

 

Pascal Masuba is an international development professional, emerging creative designer, and an information systems graduate with over six years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Serving as a child advocate for Search for Common Ground during the Sierra Leone decade civil war, Pascal dedicated his life to being the voice of the voiceless and a shoulder for the vulnerable and marginalized of societies. He then joined BRAC as an International Young Professional and after completing a 6-months training program in Bangladesh, he led the Communications Unit of BRAC Sierra Leone for over two years. During the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, Pascal also acted as an Emergency Response Coordinator; giving daily situation updates and analysis, and shaping the organization’s response both in the short and long-term.

Pascal is the founder of Zenith Academy (a home remedial for school dropouts in Sierra Leone), co-founder and head of the Social Innovations unit of the African Changemakers Network (a platform that brings together outstanding young African changemakers). Pascal is an Atlas Corps fellow, a YALA Citizen journalist, a HIVE Global Leader, and a HeForShe advocate. Currently Pascal serves at World Vision International as a Knowledge Management and Communications expert; providing technical support to World Vision’s global campaign to end violence against children.