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Just Omomo Ibe Shares Her Vision for Equity in Education with a Panel of Peers

In Africa, African Influence, Education, equality, Publisher Channel by Blessing Enofe

Just Omono Ibe shared her passion and vision for African Government Stakeholders Engagement Forum (AGSEF) with a panel of advocates and advisors in this conversation facilitated by Mary Kurek, Frontrunners Development President and CEO. The focus for Just was equity in education. With impact experts Angela Unufe-Kennedy (UK), Dr. Toby Malichi (US), Jean Narcisse (US), and Onounju Silver (Ethiopia) on …

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Taiwo and Mandy Olowu are Nigerian Leaders with Global Goodwill Ambassadors Focused on Clean Water

In Africa, African Influence, Publisher Channel, Water and Sanitation, Youth by Blessing Enofe

Taiwo and Mandy Olowu founded Hope Ambassadors and Childcare Organization with the mission of filling the needs of the children in poverty-stricken areas in Nigeria. The needs were many, but, they soon realized that accessible clean water would make the biggest difference to the children’s education, nutrition, and overall health. Boreholes were the solution, so they commenced drilling. In one …

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Princess Tshepi Motloung is a Cultural Leader Who Expands Opportunities for South African Women

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

   Her Excellency, Princess Tshepi Motloung is a cultural leader in South Africa who builds sustainable pathways for women’s empowerment and community development using her extraordinary communications and project-building skills. Princess Motloung, who is also the founder of the Future Lift Foundation, involves herself in many youths and women’s education and training organizations globally. She shares her story of …

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Maha Jouini Opens Pathways to AI and Digital Tech for African Women

In Africa, African Influence, Publisher Channel, Technology, womensempowerment by Mary Kurek

 Maha Jouini is an AI expert and passionate advocate for women interested in working in technology and developing digital skills. Her challenging journey from Tunisia to Mauritania to founding the African Center for AI and Digital Technology is filled with hard-won points for women like herself. She shares her story and her passionate plea for women everywhere to stand …

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Dr Osita Aniemeka Shares Event Details of the Youthgether Global Second Anniversary Celebration

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

Youthgether Global (a youth development organization) chaired by Dr. Osita Aniemeka, Chancellor of the Sub Saharan Open University, Nigeria, talks with Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host, Mary Kurek, about the August 12, 2022 event celebrating Youthgether’s second anniversary and the UN International Youth Day. Dr. Aniemeka shares details of the agenda and speakers that will be on the roster for …

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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 …