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Professor Princess, Rosemary Ogochukwu Igbo, PhD: National Academy of Education Nigeria

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Education, Gamechanger19 by Mary Kurek

“To produce a great teacher that inspires, that stands tall and above the superior and the good teacher, first we create an effective classroom manager who makes students know what they are doing, while showing them why and how.” “As a practitioner who has committed the most to education in Africa, I want to see education achieve the best outcomes …

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Sustainable Community Project: A Zero Waste Motive

In Africa, Climate, Features 19 by Mary Kurek

By Joshua Amponsem Our concern over waste, our wish to encourage recycling, and our worries about pollution conceptualized the theme “A Zero Waste Motive” Africa is facing a growing waste management crisis. While the volumes of waste generated are relatively small, compared to developed regions, the mismanagement of waste in Africa is already affecting human and environmental health. Waste is, …

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Climate Action and Agriculture Impact Focused on Nigeria

In Africa, Climate, Features 16 by Mary Kurek

Editor’s Note:  Below you’ll find two people who are focusing their work and ideas on creating sustainable development in Africa by working on climate change solutions in Nigeria.  Adewumi Mojisola (we call her Sola) is no stranger to The Introducer readers.  She was featured in our 14th edition on Developing Youth as Global Citizens.  It’s no surprise then that you’d …

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The Leadership We Need to Drive Climate Action in Africa

In Africa, Climate, environment, Features 16 by Mary Kurek

Finding Your Purpose and Making Skills and Talents Count by Dr. Richard Munang “If you close your eyes to facts, you will learn through accidents” – this African proverb encapsulates the continent’s climate change predicament. That while it has been a source of misfortune, it constantly provides us with lessons to climate-proof and grow our economies – but only if …

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Game Changer: Erna Grasz (United States & Africa)

In Africa, Education, Empowerment, Game Changers 14 by Mary Kurek

Erna Grasz is Educating East African Youth to Thrive in a Global Economy Erna Grasz was raised by an immigrant father and an orphaned mother in the deep south of Mississippi and Texas. She developed a passion for education at a young age through her teachers and Girl Scout leaders despite her family background of not attending college. She quickly …

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Sonia Sachs is Creating an Intervention for Africa’s Community Health Workers

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Game Changers 13, Health, Introducer Game Changers and World NGOs' Best Impact 13 by Mary Kurek

Sonia Sachs has been frustrated over several years of working in pediatrics and endocrinology as a public health specialist in Africa.  But, she has been frustrated right into a solution. Sonia Ehrlich Sachs, MD, MPH is a pediatrician, an endocrinologist and public health specialist. She received a BA from Harvard University, an MD from the University of Maryland Medical School, …