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Amir Dossal Connects WEF and UN with Global Healthcare as a Unifying Priority

In Diplomat, Health, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Amir Dossal is the Pres. and CEO of the Global Partnerships Forum who was recently appointed as a Distinguished Fellow with the World Economic Forum (WEF) with a focus on global healthcare. Along with serving as a Commissioner for the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development co-established by ITU and UNESCO, he serves as Co-Founder and Executive Vice Chair for Blockchain …

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Fawzia Koofi Began Impacting the Future for Afghan Women When She Won a Seat in Parliament

In Diplomat, Education, gender equality, Human Rights, Publisher Channel, womensempowerment by Mary Kurek

Fawzia Koofi is one of the bravest and most confident young women you’ll meet. Education is partly responsible for that, and also, she’d tell you, her father’s good name as a legislator, but, what you learn when you meet her is that she owns herself. Fawzia’s passage from child to determined woman onto political leadership is a journey like most …

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Amb. Devon Bannister Connects Art to Affordable Education to Advance Professional Opportunities

In Art and Culture, Diplomat, Education, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

H.E. Ambassador Dr Devon Bannister is one of those amazing people who figured out who he was fairly early on and started connecting his talents to impact. Amb. Bannister, a native of Guyana, now lives and works in New York State teaching at Farmingdale State College, performing Chancellor duties, and running his own nonprofit called Mac/Ban Arts. Mac/Ban Arts holds …

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Ambassador Keith Kithsiri Creates Impact at Both Ends of the Age Range

In Aging, Diplomat, Health, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Ambassador Kithsiri is a native of Sri Lanka who has spent years building and supporting schools in villages there and working as the country’s Ambassador to Qatar. Now, retired from diplomatic service and living in the US, Ambassador Kithsiri, recounts his experience as a caregiver of a parent with Alzheimer’s. That experience prompted him to build and operate Alzheimer’s and …

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Ambassador Ghazala Khan Talks with Frontrunners Development Founder Mary Kurek

In Diplomat, Economic Development, Entrepreneurship, Publisher Channel, The Next Generation Leaders, womensempowerment by Mary Kurek

Federation of Gender and Human Rights Ambassador, Ghazala Khan, interviewed Mary Kurek about how the Frontrunners properties (the League Partner Community and the Innovate Media Platform) came to be. As friends and business partners, the Ambassador and Mary talk conversationally about how Mary began her company and what types of projects and partnerships are happening with her business development work. …

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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 …

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

In Africa, Diplomat, 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 …

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Former US Congressman Richard Swett Has a Unique Solution for Building Sustainable Economies

In Diplomat, Economic Development, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Former United States Congressman Richard Swett (also a former United States Ambassador to Denmark) spent the summer of 2021 visiting several African countries with the aim of figuring out the best opportunities to place his economic development solution. As the CEO of Climate Prosperity Enterprise Solutions Swett’s determination to create sustainable wealth-building systems by bringing together the right partners to …

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Ambassador and Fashion Designer Gilbert Boye Teaches By Inspiring Planet-Friendly Designs

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Diplomat, Publisher Channel by Casey Riley

Ambassador Gilbert Boye teaches Management In Living and General Knowledge In Art while developing his own fashion business, Gabidezin House of Fashion, in Ghana. His unique style matches his mission to help alleviate waste and create sustainable solutions that can be adopted throughout communities. Amb Boye speaks with Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Impact Business Developer, Mary Kurek about how he’s …