G Umaru Sheriff
G. Umaru Sheriff has 11 years of experience in the community development sector, focusing on youth development, agricultural education, and leadership. Currently, G. Umaru is the National Executive Director of 4-H Liberia, where he focuses on establishing 4-H clubs, recruiting and training staff and volunteers and implementing the day-to-day activities of 4-H Liberia to develop life skills in youth and strengthen food security. Since its revival in 2006 after the civil war, 4-H Liberia has grown to 74 clubs in 8 counties with more than 2,200 members. G. Umaru holds a Bachelor Degree in Accounting from the University of Liberia and certificates in agricultural education and leadership from institutions in his home country and abroad. He has a passion for youth development and his future goal is to continue to work with young people in his community and to help establish the 4-H Mano River Network comprised of Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Ivory Coast. Upon completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, G. Umaru plans to continue his work in youth development by building partnerships with community organizations and government and international entities to develop sustainable programs.