Mr Shepkong holds MA in Social Justice and Community Development from Loyola University, Chicago; and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Pontifical Urbaniana University, Rome. He served as a research and outreach Intern with the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions, Chicago, IL. As an Intern, Barth provided a framework for the African component of the 2014 Parliament of the World’s Religions in Brussels, Belgium, which is the largest interfaith gathering in the world.
Currently, he is a Doctoral student of Public Policy and Social Change at Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, Ohio. He is also a Public Analyst, Researcher, Community Organizer and a co-founder of Response to African Youth Dynamics (RAYD), a Non-Governmental Organization that aims at empowering the African Youth through collective and developmental efforts. Mr Shepkong is deeply interested in gender issues, girl-child education, youth advocacy, interreligious dialogue, ethnic identity, and women participation in governance/policy formulation, the place of human dignity in policy formulation, governance and development.