Pape is a social entrepreneur who specialises in youth and women’s livelihoods and social innovation. He has more than 20 years of experience in programme and resource development, partnership building, strategic planning, training and facilitation, global leadership, and content management. He focuses on educating underserved communities to create livelihoods and social innovation, particularly for women and youth around the world, helping them become self-sufficient. Currently, Pape serves as the Global Vice President of Ashoka and Executive Director of Ashoka Africa. Pape is also an adjunct professor and executive in residence at American University’s School of Public Affairs. Pape founded and serves as Chairman of the Global Youth Innovative Network (GYIN), a youth-run and led network of over 6,000 young leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators and farmers in almost 100 countries.