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Susanne Wilson of Water to Thrive Partners with Local NGOs to Make Clean Water Accessible in Africa

In Africa, Publisher Channel, Water and Sanitation by Mary Kurek

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – Goal #6 is all about Clean Water and Sanitation. Susanne Wilson is the Executive Director of Water to Thrive whose mission is just that – to bring clean water and the facilities to distribute the water to those areas of Africa in most need. Susanne Wilson started her trek toward this type of impact …

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Ebere Odika Fights Gender Violence in Africa Through IBreathe Initiative

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

Ebere Odika is a Mandela Washington Fellow and has been working under that umbrella and several others, including her own, IBreathe Initiative, to combat gender violence and promote gender equality in Africa. IBreathe stands for “Initiative for Building a Resourceful and Ethical Africa” and is an activating organization for school clubs designed to educate, counsel, and provide a safe place …

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Abdellah Aouf Creates Job Opportunities for Unskilled Youth Through the Unique GO Platform

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

Abdellah Aouf is an Algerian entrepreneur based in the United States solving the issue of unskilled candidates in the job market through a platform that provides hand-picked matching and training solutions that benefit candidates and employers. GO Platform is a creative solution to a problem Abdellah realized in Algeria where tech-jobs weren’t being filled by the available workforce. They are …

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Honorary Consul of Malawi Nir Gess Gives Safe Haven to Trafficking Victims

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

The Honorable Nir Gess has a lot on his business plate. He runs a large farming enterprise in Malawi and handles the diplomatic tasks of his office as Honorary Consul of Malawi to Israel, but, the most passionate work he does is helping victims of human trafficking.  Nir was heading out on a trip one day when he saw a …

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Arafat Lesheve Proves Youth Are Making a Difference in Tanzania

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

Arafat Lesheve is one of the most accomplished young people you’ll meet. In his early 20s, Arafat has created more opportunities for youth in Tanzania than anyone would believe. This 25-year-old, already an independent consultant, is serving a title under the Prime Minister’s Office, is a nonprofit founder, and an awarded young visionary. Oh, and he’s already on the path …

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Onochie Lawrence is Helping to Bank the UN SDGs

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, African Influence, Climate, Economic Development, Funding, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Onochie Lawrence, through The Bank of Africa, is moving toward providing sustainable solutions to energy and water needs within the African continent and then moving outward to other areas and into other impact spaces. From his headquarters in The Gambia, Onochie, who serves as Secretary-General of the bank, considers solutions for all of the UN SDGs, but, energy and water …

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Akwasi Opong-Fosu is Launching Innovation and Entrepreneurship Projects in Ghana

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Economic Development, Education, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Akwasi Opong-Fosu is a former Minister of State and Public Policy Analyst, Office of the President of Ghana. He’s taken everything he’s known in the political and governance arenas and moved them into a consultancy called Africa Growth Solutions. His solutions involve inspiring youth to become job creators as opposed to job seekers and moving that level of entrepreneurship into …

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Dato Thiwakaran Builds Commerce Through Federation of Asian African Trade Development – Investments

In Africa, Economic Development, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Dato Thiwakaran of Malaysia is the Secretary-General of the Federation of Asian African Trade Development and Investments. His sectors of work include oil and gas, mining, bio-organic agriculture, renewable energy, fintech, and aerospace. Dato is an expert networker and has been able to use his influence to create a significant impact in his area of the world. He shares his …