St George’s University School of Medicine
SDGs: Good Health and Well Being, Partnerships for the Goals
You may not realize it, but in this conference, you are one handshake, one conversation, one business card away from living the life you have envisioned for yourself and the people around you.Rebakaone Bowe
Rebakaone Bowe is a final year medical student pursuing her medical degree at St George’s University School of Medicine. She is a Botswana Top Achievers’ scholarship beneficiary and an alumni of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) with former roles such as the deputy director of IFMSA-Grenada Standing Committee on Public health and IFMSA-Grenada Fundraising director. She has represented Grenada across the globe at IFMSA General and regional assemblies in countries such as Mexico, Montenegro, Paraguay and Brazil where her passion for global health, quality education and youth empowerment became clear. Her first major project was at the age of 17 in her homecountry of Botswana where she and a few colleagues collaborated with UNHCR to raise awareness about UNHCR and the Dukwi refugee camp in Botswana. During the 23rd session of the Youth Assembly held in New York, she was appointed The Youth Assembly Ambassador and led a delegation comprising of delegates from different countries such as South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Nigeria, Trinidad and Tobago, and Brazil. At the core of this delegation was SDG 17, partnerships for the goals, as reflected by its diversity. During the recent 24th session of the Youth Assembly held in Washington D.C, she led a delegation of Batswana youth representatives and met with H.E Mr David Newman, Ambassador of Botswana to the US to discuss youth engagement opportunities among other topics. She has recently been appointed as the International Relations Manager of the African Leaders Factory Initiative (ALFI). With an avid thirst for knowledge, Rebakaone enjoys attending workshops and seminars to obtain insight into critical societal issues, including mental health, emerging healthcare problems, and issues plaguing the youth.