FED’s Carl Ward is ‘in conversation with’ Ndidi Okezie OBE.


To help us think about what is needed to create a long-term vision and plan for education in England, Carl Ward (FED Chair), hosts a series of ‘In Conversation with’ videos with significant influential individuals to help move our thinking forward.


This week we are delighted to present our latest installment with the amazing Ndidi Okezie CEO, UK Youth. Ndidi is a passionate advocate for youth engagement and ensuring that their voices are heard. This has been quite the year for Ndidi, not only did she become CEO of UK Youth during the pandemic, but was also awarded an OBE in the 2020 Queens Honours. This recognition comes off the back of her dedication to providing services to young people across the country following the outbreak of Covid-19.


Ndidi is a member of the FED’s Advisory Council and in this insightful conversation, you will hear Ndidi talk about how growth comes from when you move out of your comfort zone and that a state of discomfort is important as we as a society move towards a more an empathetic place of understanding. Ndidi also talks passionately about how we must stop calling this generation ‘lost’, as a result of the pandemic, and how we need to engage with those individuals most affected by change to create agency within these groups and meaningful change across society.