Fatou Mbow is a civil engineer and architect with more than 3 years of experience in implementation of engineering and infrastructure designs, and disaster relief projects in Japan and West Africa. With her background in engineering, Fatou has realized that one cannot change society without influence in decision and policymaking. In this regard, joining the African Union Commission (AUC) has given her an opportunity to get involved in strategy formulation and projects designed to revamp AUC’s strategy. She is one of the youngest AUC employees and sits with the highest of decision makers and influence policy. She is currently a Project Officer providing support to the Capacity Building Project within the AUC. Fatou believes that capacity building including quality education is key to the realization of Agenda 2063 and the need to implement effective TVET policies has become crucial to eradicate unemployment and improve productivity. Her current assignment within the AUC is well aligned with the current and planned educational reforms of AU member States. Fatou is also striving to be an advocate for women and girls, especially those in the STEM fields. Moreover, Fatou is a One Young World Peace Ambassador. She was appointed me, as part of 80 young leaders from developing countries whose work contributes to building lasting peace – whether by directly tackling violence, countering the harmful effects of environmental change, or promoting social inclusion.