Fullname: Taiwo Ibrahim Afolayan
Category: Outstanding Philanthropist
Nominee's Bio: AFOLAYAN Taiwo Ibrahim a.k.a ATI is an Art & Digital Technologist, IT Consultant, Humanitarian, and a Blogger. He's the Co-Founder / MD of Argitech Limited and the Editor-in-Chief at The Fashionistar Magazine. He studies for a master's degree in Financial Engineering at WorldQuant University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science with Second Class Upper Division from the Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, Nigeria. He also has a National and Higher National Diploma in Computer Science from The Federal Polytechnic Ede, Osun State, Nigeria. Taiwo is an alumnus of Huawei University, Quantic School of Business and Technology, Scholars International Institute of Technology, Philanthropy University, Lynda.com, Cybrary, HP Life e-Learning, Alison, PluralSight, Aveta Business Institute, 6Sigma Study, Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency, Orange VFx Academy and New Horizon Learning Institute Nigeria. Taiwo is an Associate Member of African Data Engineering and Science Association (ADESA), a Certified Management Consultant and a Chartered Institute of Environmental Health UK certified Occupational Health and Safety Professional. He's also a member of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Network, YouthLead, Internet Society, Amnesty International, African Youth Union Commission, African CleanUp Initiative, Small Business Network of Nigeria, Nigerian Youth SDGs Volunteer, Lagos State Volunteer Corp, Nigerian Youth SDGs Volunteer, Junior Chamber International (JCI), Global Entrepreneurship Network, World Youth Forum, Muslim Developers Community and the Young Business Leaders of Nigeria. Taiwo has also worked with an international community-based organization on International programmes. He volunteers at the United Nations Volunteers, ROTA Volunteers and Junior Chamber International (JCI) where he contributes his quota to national growth and global development. Taiwo has volunteered as a creative designer on digital sexuality education awareness for several groups including UNFPA, UNESCO, UNICEF, YouthLEAD and LoveFrankie. Taiwo has travelled to Dubai, Kenya, Ghana, Togo and Benin Republic experiencing new culture, lifestyle and knowing the people of these countries. Taiwo was a Program Partner for 2019 Tech Academy organized by JCI Ikeja in collaboration with Argitech Academy which won “Best Personal Local Skills Development Program Award" during the 2019 JCI Nigeria Presidential Award and Banquet Night held in Lagos, Nigeria. He was a 2019 recipient of the BIZZ Business Excellence Award from World Confederation of Businesses (WORLDCOB) for his leadership, management style, innovation, imagination, corporate social responsibility and achievement in the city of Houston, Texas, USA. Taiwo's a winner of 2020 Prestigious Online Presence Awards (POPA Awards) for the Humanitarian of the Year in Lagos, Nigeria. He was 2020 recipient of International Education Summit & Awards as "Distinguished Director of the Year" for his leadership and corporate social responsibility in education in the city of New Delhi, India. He was a 2020 Global Enterprise Experience participant with team members from Canada, Hong Kong, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria and South Africa for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and BMW Group Intercultural Innovation Award in partnership with the United Nations Association of New Zealand to advance the United Nations' goals of global peace, justice and well-being.