Meet Marc Watum


Marc is entrepreneurial empowerment specialist with backgrounds in development consulting and project finance. Advised over 1000 entrepreneurs across EMEA region. Founder of the Vision 2030 Fund, a sustainability agenda for Africa Private consultancies include commodities (trading, mining, supply chains and logistics across the UK and Central/East Africa), and urban infrastructure & technology.

MSc Globalisation and Development, School of Oriental and African Studies, London Organiser of key summits: MENA Innovation 2018 (under patronage of the Egyptian Ministry of Information & Technology); Vertex Summit 2018 in London, the Global Impact Summit 2019 in Nairobi (supported by Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry), and the Vision 2030 Food Systems Summit Dialogue in 2021 in partnership with the United Nations.

What is your personal gamechanger?

Our entrepreneurial empowerment ecosystem has supported over one thousand sustainable enterprise entrepreneurs. Within this, we’ve advised several water startups and advised local governments on smart infrastructure possibilities.

Why did you join youth jury?

This is a strong opportunity to locate and offer support to the next generation of water interventions. Putting youth and education at the centre of this revolution is essential, and the UN2023 Gamechanger Challenge does just this.