Founder of Change 1’s Life
Edmilson is the Founder and Director of Change 1’s Life CIO, an international charity established in 2014 working on the fields of education, energy, health and environment protection in Sub-Saharan Africa since 2014. As the leader of one of the most emerging and dynamic youth-led causes in Africa, Edmilson’s work has in the past been recognized by many distinguished institutions such as United Nations under Kofi Annan and Akon Lighting Africa under the Give1Project. At 28, Edmilson holds a bachelor’s in politics and International Relations from the University of Westminster and a Masters in African Studies from the University of Oxford. Currently pursuing a doctoral degree in International Development at the distinguished Institute of Development Studies (University of Sussex), Edmilson is a also a visiting tutor at Royal Holloway, University of London and a One Young World Ambassador since 2018. He has consulted for a range of national and international public and private bodies, especially within the diplomatic sphere of Angola, and is also an analyst and columnist of African Politics at BBC News and other national and international channels and newspapers such as VerAngola. In 2021, Edmilson was named one of the most influential youths within the Lusophony countries.