Liberia & University of Johannesburg, 2021
Isaac Muapoh is an emerging diplomat from Liberia’s prestigious Foreign Service Institute. He has an overarching interest in advocacy for the wellbeing of Liberian students. He is the current National Secretary General of the Liberia National Students’ Union (LINSU).
Isaac earned an Honours BA degree in Public Administration from the United Methodist University (UMU). He is a Fellow of the African Youth Education Empowerment Summit AYEE-Summit (2016), Young Political Leadership School (2017) where he served as Secretary General. He is also a Fellow of the Lift Liberia Fellowship Program on Leadership and Entrepreneurship respectively.
Isaac served as Chairman of the Liberia Youths Initiative, Coordinator of the Montserrado County Students Union (MONSU), National Debate Supervisor/Co-Convener of the Liberia National Debate Championship. Isaac’s focus is to ensure that young people have access to cross-cutting basic knowledge including leadership skills, entrepreneurship, capacity-building for both personal and institutional development, and peace building.
Isaac believes education is the conduit through which his vision of becoming a Development Studies expert can be achieved thus enhancing his capacity in tackling emerging challenges that are confronting Africa’s new leaders. Isaac feels that Development Studies will broaden his understanding of sustainable solutions to Africa’s problems. He hopes the Mandela Rhodes Scholarship will help him have a greater impact on public policy, specifically in the area of poverty and inequalities for the most underprivileged populace (the young people) of the continent.