Ousman Conteh is a Gambian – Canadian global youth activist and Educational Consultant. He graduated from York University, Toronto, Canada in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in International Development Studies (Honours). He specialized in Policy, Politics, and Diaspora.
Ousman has been a champion for inclusive youth participation in decision making. He formerly served as the official youth delegate of The Gambia at the first United Nations World Youth Assembly for Road Safety (held in Geneva, Switzerland) hosted by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. In recognition of his contribution to the World Youth Assembly, he was insignia as a United Nations Global Youth Ambassador for Road Safety by the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.
Ousman is a passionate global activist and citizen who continues to advocate for an inclusive society and the empowerment of young people. In 2015 as a student leader at York University, Ousman says he quickly recognized that despite Canada being a multicultural country with lots of policies in place to support diversity and immigrant integrations, people of African descent, newcomers, and minority youths continue to face substantial barriers such as social exclusion, poverty, marginalization and racial discrimination. This undoubtedly limits their access to economic and social opportunities. This motivated him to launch African Diaspora Youth Network in North America (ADYNA): a Canadian based Non-for-Profit organization focused on social inclusion, engagement, and participation of African diaspora youth in decision making.
He is currently the Founder and CEO for BT Global Access www.btglobalaccess.com a proudly Canadian-based Social Enterprise and International Student Recruitment Agency dedicated to promoting Africa- Canada cooperation through education, business development and intercultural links.
Ousman participated in many high-profile events, conferences, and panels in Canada, United States, Switzerland, Italy, Russia, South Africa, Senegal, and The Gambia.