A graduate of the University from the Department of Plant Physiology and Crop Production, College of Plant Science and Crop Production (COLPLANT), Mr. Damola Morenikeji, has become an Intern of the Berkman Klein Centre for Internet and Society, Harvard University, United States of America. Damola, being the only African alongside other participants across the globe, contributed to some researches on ethics and governance of artificial intelligence for public good as well as digital economy with personal interest in young people with special focus on Africa. The Berkman Klein Centre for Internet and Society is dedicated to exploring, understanding and shaping the development of digitally-networked environment. It is a diverse and inter-disciplinary community of scholars, practitioners, technologists, policy experts and advocates that seek to tackle most of the important challenges of the digital age while focusing on tangible real-world impact in public interest.
Damola is a social entrepreneur that is committed to value-based leadership, future of education and governance. He works towards inspiring excellence in leadership through human development, social innovation, leveraging technology while developing systems. He is a recipient of the 2015 Africa Youth Awards for Excellence in Leadership by the Government of Ogun; FUNAAB Vice-Chancellor’s Productivity Award; Finalist in the Life Changer’s Rising Star Award, United Kingdom; Semi-finalist, Thiel Under-20 Fellowship for Innovators; Nominee for the 2016 Ten Outstanding Young Persons in Nigeria by the Junior Chamber International Nigeria; and the 2016 awardee of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons in Ogun State.