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Olusiji Aina is a Development Economist Working to Improve Financial Inclusion and Sustainability

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

Ambassador Olusiji Aina has a collective string of years in finance, energy, and economic development that puts him at the top of governing leaders’ list for go-to on anything that touches the economy in Nigeria. As a Board Member of the US-Africa Trade Council, Co-Chair of the Kogi State Economic Advisory Council, and the founder of Optiss Ventures, an agribusiness …

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Kemisola Bolarinwa is Paving the Way for African Women in Tech by Innovating in Women’s Health

In Africa, African Influence, Health Tech, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Kemisola Bolarinwa is a Nigerian bundle of female fire. She’s passionate and excited about using tech to innovate for impact and she’s started with a wearable to help detect breast cancer. She’s taken her own family experience and knowledge of the pain and death caused by this cancer and moved it into the lab where she has put her skills …

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Maka Ibrahim Helps Orphans and Widows in His Community in Uganda

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

Maka Ibrahim has a mission; a mission he says was inspired by his brother. As CEO of Lift Up Hope, Maka works hard to create opportunities for education, sheltering, jobs, and more in his home village of Bugiri in eastern Uganda. Lift Up Hope is a Community Based Organization that seeks to help provide basic necessities to build up the …

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Igweshi Augustine Creates Platform for Youth To Simulate UN Diplomacy

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, African Influence, Publisher Channel, Youth by Mary Kurek1 Comment

Global Youth Engagement Model United Nations GYEMUN-3 is happening May 6-7, 2022 REGISTER HERE Igweshi Augustine is the Director of the Center for Peace Advocacy and Sustainable Development based in Nigeria. He is also the President of the African Transformer Institute. An experienced convener and multi-award-winning youth leader, Igweshi annually organizes the Global Youth Engagement Model United Nations (GYEMUN). The …

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Ahmed Abdelatif is a Sudanese Diplomat Particularly Focused on Renewable Energy

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

Ahmed Abdelatif of Sudan has been focused since young adulthood on international affairs and diplomatic service; something for which he can thank his mother.  Today, having already served his homeland in diplomatic roles in a multitude of countries, Ahmed is taking an “education” break to continue working on his Masters in International Relations in Scotland.  Upon completion, he looks forward …

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HM Dr Uba Iwunwa Uses Her Artistry and Monarchy to Help African Widows

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

Her Majesty Dr. Uba Iwunwa is an actor, vocal artist, and awarded humanitarian, referred to as the “Empress of Peace.” Using her own personal story of overcoming gender challenges, she is carrying on the royal legacy her father left her to impact the world with her talents and her leadership abilities. Her Majesty (of the African Dynasty of the Monarchy …

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Sharon Aggrey Takes the UN SDGS to Ghana’s Universities and Communities

In Africa, African Influence, Education, Empowerment, Publisher Channel, Youth by Mary Kurek

Sharon Rose Aggrey is a Certified Sustainability Leader. The training that bestowed that title also bestowed the mission to create an SDG-focused project. She went beyond to create a nonprofit (Global Foundation for Community Development) that is moving SDG training to all of the universities in Ghana and also to communities with a systematic approach to determining needs and then …

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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, Diplomat, 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 …