Francine Furaha Muyumba is a Congolese and African young leader serving as the current president of the Panafrican Youth Union, the official youth body of the African Union.
Muyumba graduated with a Bachelor of Arts honors degree from the University of Namibia in 2011. At the University of Namibia, Muyumba was active in student government and in her final year, she was elected President of the Student Representative Council. During this time in Namibia, she served as the Acting Country Coordinator of the United Nations Association. After her studies and tenure as Country Coordinator, she returned to serve the youth of her native DRC from 2012 to 2014. Based on her experience of youth activism around the world, she is a regular speaker on youth issues, including before the United Nations. She has also served as the President of the Administrative Board of the National Federation of Youth Entrepreneurs of the DRC, Country Coordinator for the National Youth Forum DRC, and Bilingual Secretary of the DRC government peace talks with M23 rebels in Kampala, Uganda. She helped to mobilize the youth of the Great Lakes region of Africa to participate in peace and stability forums, and became an advocate for youth rights. This contributed to her becoming the first female president of the Panafrican Youth Union, representing all African youth under the African Union.
In 2017 Africa Youth Awards named her among the 100 Most Influential Young Africans, an initiative instituted to promote African youth movements and achieving and also restoring excellence in the works of young people across Africa.