Lupai Samuel Kenyi Stephen

| Juba, South Sudan
2021 Goldin Global Fellow
Founding Executive Director, I AM PEACE

Lupai Samuel is the Founding Executive Director of “I AM PEACE”, a non-governmental organization based in South Sudan which focuses on promoting peace, health, protection, and arts and entertainment. I AM PEACE’s works to influence policies, civic engagement, development, and the building of resilience by providing opportunities for youth, women and girls to actively participate in the promotion of peace in South Sudan. With over 10 years radio broadcast experience, Lupai is a radio consultant in Juba where he focuses on amplifying youth voices and creating a platform for discussions around social change, to facilitate peacebuilding through media. Lupai has also worked as a presenter, producer and music director for various radio stations in South Sudan and Uganda. With his experience as a trainer/facilitator and an advocate on social issues among young people, both in refugee areas of Uganda and in South Sudan, Lupai is a certified International Facilitator for the British Council Active Citizens program and was selected as a delegate to the 2018 Concordia Summit, a UN General Assembly side event in New York.