Jacob Mogendi, Tanzanian, is a serial entrepreneur and chariman of the Tanzania Young Entrepreneur’s organisation. He is a practising advocate of the High Court of Tanzania. For years, Jacob has worked in youth leadership and mentorship. He is a founder of the Young Lawyers’ Foundation, an organization working on innovation in legal policy in the natural resources sector in Tanzania. He is an experienced legal and policy expert in areas of sustainable development, especially energy and climate change sectors.

Jacob earned his Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the Law School of Tanzania, and a Bachelor’s of Law at Mzumbe University. He participated in a special courses on Children’s Human Rights at Geneva University, Investigating and Prosecuting International Crimes at Leiden University, and, Global Diplomacy – Diplomacy in the Modern World at the University of London.