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Ambassador Ghazala Khan Talks with Frontrunners Development Founder Mary Kurek

In 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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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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Akwasi Opong-Fosu is Launching Innovation and Entrepreneurship Projects in Ghana

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Economic Development, Education, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Akwasi Opong-Fosu is a former Minister of State and Public Policy Analyst, Office of the President of Ghana. He’s taken everything he’s known in the political and governance arenas and moved them into a consultancy called Africa Growth Solutions. His solutions involve inspiring youth to become job creators as opposed to job seekers and moving that level of entrepreneurship into …

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

In Africa, 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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Investor Series-Neal Katz is Innovating How To Finance Impact Projects

In Economic Development, Funding, Investor Interviews, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Neal Katz has applied a simple concept to a complex problem. His paradigm shift has investors keeping their money but allowing their cash to create the vehicle for projects to move forward. Under the umbrella of Conscientious Credit Funding Corporation (CCFC), as Founder and CEO, Neal matches projects and investors for green construction and other major sustainable impact projects. He …

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

In 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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Stephen Hobbs’ Favorite Mentor Was a 14-Year-Old Girl With a Gun Pointed at His Face

In Economic Development, Mentorship, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Dr. Stephen Hobbs spends a lot of his hours in the day working on his business, Wellth Movement Calgary, which is situated in the wellness space.  It’s very much about helping people to live a whole life. But, he’s also working on a grandparents/grandkids nature project and a mentor certification program.  Add to that some large-scale global infrastructure projects with …

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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 – …