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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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Brad Ringeisen Works to Bring CRISPR Innovation to Climate Change

In Climate, Health Tech, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Along with the multitude of innovation tasks on his plate, Brad Ringeisen, Exec. Dir. of the Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI) at UC Berkeley, brings a special passion to the work of applying CRISPR technology to solving some of our planet’s toughest problems. Ringeisen has more invested at DARPA (research and innovation) than most people have invested in raising kids, but, …

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Free Event-New Ideas on Old Climate Conversations Virtual Gathering

In Climate, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

The last time we held a panel-type event, it lasted about an hour and the exchange was so rich, the group decided that they wanted to continue meeting.  We’ll hold their next chat in a couple of weeks and already there have been several potential opportunities.  So, here we go again.  This time, the subject has to do with a …

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Sonita Mbah Explains Ecovillages and Permaculture to Climate Advocates

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

Note from Publisher:  We quickly found out that our time with Sonita Mbah would be less like an interview and more like a classroom session.  We learned and relearned what we thought we knew about ecovillages and how permaculture fits into the picture.  Sonita Mbah is the Exec. Secretary of Global Ecovillage Network Africa.  Sonita is from Cameroon, but, she …

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Joshua Konkankoh Builds Ecovillages and Promotes the Benefit of Permaculture

In African Influence, Climate, environment, Publisher Channel by Casey RileyLeave a Comment

Joshua Konkankoh weaves a fascinating story of his growing up years in the beautiful forests of Cameroon.  Those same forests thread throughout his life journey into ecovillage development and permaculture. His words paint a vivid picture of these villages where the connection between natural resources and human beings has a distinctive flow.  His work, advocacy, activism, and love for Africa …

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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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Don Kent Has Gamified Sustainable Practices for Governments to Make Healthy Land Decisions

In Climate, environment, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Don Kent is the Principal at Healthy Lands, his vehicle for helping decision-makers to create and sustain healthier ecosystems. The company promotes well-being and prosperity for all through resilient and sustainable lands and waters. Don’s approach to “greening” comes from a global background that has allowed him to develop competencies in scientific research, strategy, planning, policy, management, communication, and leadership.  …

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Mario Regis of the Abundance Program Promotes New Mindset for Community Problem Solving

In Climate, Economic Development, Publisher Channel by Mary KurekLeave a Comment

It’s no secret that we believe significant impact is where the goal should be in achieving solutions to big problems with lots of political and social “moving parts.”  But getting to a doable solution is nearly impossible for so many communities around the world and innovators who believe they have the golden ticket to impact.  Enter, the Abundance Program – …