Innocent Nkata

Managing Director, Sesame Workshop International South Africa

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Innocent Nkata is the Managing Director of Sesame Workshop International South Africa, the organization behind Takalani Sesame, the South African adaptation of Sesame Street. He is also a social change leader with a passion for changing children’s lives and moving Africa forward.

Over the past 24 years, Innocent has served African communities with various reputable NGOs at local, national, regional and global levels, holding various senior leadership roles at Health Systems Trust, ActionAid, Soul City, Oxfam, CAFOD and PLAN International; as well as serving on the UN Democracy Fund's Advisory Board.

Away from work, Innocent is a writer with a lifelong passion for storytelling, using creative writing to translate complex social and political issues into entertaining stories. He holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree, an MSc in Development Management and an MPhil in Human Rights.

Innocent is married to Rosemary and they have three children – Susan, Anesu and Wayne.

Contact for Speaking Engagements

Sesame Workshop Speakers Bureau