Sao Tome & Principe
Mario Lopes is co-founder of Tela Digital Media Group and editor of STP Digital, a news platform that shares news from citizen media around Sao Tome and Principe with the goal of combatting fake news in the country. He uses his talent to advocate for youth and women empowerment and to build the next generation of leaders. Currently, he is a board member and policy advisor in the National Youth Council of Sao Tome and Principe and Vice-President of the NGO Galo Canta, using his expertise in leadership, communication and digital marketing. He is passionate about good governance, quality education, peace and security, and good life for all. He believes in peace-building and inclusion for a better future.