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Adeyinka Adewale and Genevieve Bosah Talk About the Africa Social Innovators Network

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Entrepreneurship, Publisher Channel by Mary KurekLeave a Comment

Adeyinka Adewale founded the Africa Social Innovators Network after he arrived in the UK from his homeland in Africa and began working with young people at a local church on developing confidence and empowerment toward education and entrepreneurship. The youth needed help in confidence-building and some skills to tackle creating a better future for themselves.  The solution began forming in …

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Ambassador Ghazala Khan Meets with Young Policymakers to Answer Questions

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Life Lab, Publisher Channel by Casey Riley

What you see below is a clip of a Q & A conversation between Ambassador Ghazala Khan of Pakistan, Prince Omenihu, James Akan, Chukwuma Okenwa, (Nigeria), and Sam Dougherty (US). The young leaders have an interest in policymaking as well as understanding how the United Nations can be of assistance to them as they try to make impactful changes in …

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Lumbie Mlambo on a Quest to Finish Her Father’s Work Found and Established Her Own Impact

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, African Influence, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Lumbie Mlambo of Texas traveled back to Africa after her father’s passing to finish the philanthropic work that he started. The problem is that it (the work) wasn’t where she thought and, as it turned out, the work wasn’t something the locals wanted. They wanted clean water and pretty much told her if she didn’t have water to give them, …

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Prince Omenihu Works to Save Kids From Drugs and Develop Public Policy That Provides Global Benefits

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Publisher Channel by Casey Riley

Prince Omenihu from Nigeria is an action-oriented young man who has completed his education as a chemical engineer while building a charity that helps to get kids off the streets and away from drugs. His impact is growing as sports and recreation activities that his organization runs connect kids to a healthier pastime. Along with his nonprofit, Caring Beyond Borders …

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James Akan Aims High To Lead Through Policy to Create Change for African Youth

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Publisher Channel by Casey Riley

Already a policymaker with policy drafts in his hands, James Akan uses his position as a Spokesperson at Democracy Africa Youth Parliament as a training ground for bigger dreams in governance. James’ passion is only eclipsed by his intelligence about how to create change through policymaking and, like a smart governing leader, he listens to the youth he is serving …

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Development work with Rawan Taha

In Fill Your Mind With Namara by Casey Riley

Development work is what keeps the world going.  Organisations that deal with development work assist people who need help. These organisations are very important. And, I managed to talk to a person who has worked in the field.  Rawan Taha has shown us so many important things about running an organisation and how much fulfillment results from working with people …

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Climate Change and Spoken Word Poetry with Aditi

In Africa Innovators and Influencers, Daughters Global, Fill Your Mind With Namara, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Climate change is a problem that our current world is facing and it needs to be solved, it involves global warming driven by human-induced emissions of greenhouse gases resulting in large-scale shifts in weather patterns. This is unhealthy for our planet, which is why people like Aditi Banerjee (UK) are very important. I interviewed Aditi and we talked about climate …

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Lindelwa Kunene is the Green Voice for the Kingdom of Eswatini

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Climate, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Lindelwa Kunene is a big voice in a very small place.  But, his big “green” voice carries significant weight in the second smallest country in continental Africa, named Eswatini. Lindelwa is a social entrepreneur with almost a decade of experience in leadership with various global and national organizations that range from leadership, humanitarianism, public policy, education for sustainable development, community …

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Mmantlha Sankoloba Leads the Way for Export and Business Opportunities in Botswana

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Mmantlha will remind you why women everywhere are incredibly capable of working in what is typically considered a man’s role.  Her work in the Botswana Exporters and Manufacturers Association is part negotiator, business developer, and strategic administrator.  She distinguishes between having to lobby on behalf of employees at one point only to find herself doing the same for employers later.  …