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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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Bill Shevlin Creates Impact By Closing Gaps in the Renewable Energy Space

In Climate, energy, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Bill Shevlin is the CEO of Mavericks Microgrids  (and the founder of newly launched Net Zero Beyond) with an aim at filling gaps and solving issues that are inherent in new energy technologies. In so doing, he’s created turnkey systems and packaged energy tech in a way that is more user-friendly. He’s also been partnering with companion technologies that create …

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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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Paul Webb Brings Together Experts on Clean Energy to Help Save the Planet

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Paul Webb’s father pushed him toward energy as a career.  He listened and got a job at a nuclear power station.  Paul remembers having to navigate through protesters to get to his job and talks about how he could hear the sounds of power “screaming” through the night…a loud, invasive, industrial sound.  He knew there was a better way. Paul’s …

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Sustainable Power to Thrive: A Nigerian Power Sector Story

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By Westley Igbo (Featured image is of a trader benefitting from one of REA’s projects) We all want a developed world – a climate-friendly place, free from poverty, gender discrimination, and social unrest. A world basking in the euphoria of economic prosperity with access to quality healthcare and career opportunities. It all sounds wonderful, but to build this society, we …

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Game Changer: Elena Crete (United States)

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Elena Crete is a Manager for the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), where she focuses on special initiatives for the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) and other climate and energy projects for SDSN. Elena serves as the central SDSN lead for the annual Low-Emissions Solutions Conference (LESC), launched at the United Nation’s Conference of Parties (COP22) in Morocco. Part of …

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Her Highness, Princess (Dr.) Dato’ Seri Romona Murad (Malaysia)

In Diplomat, Education, Empowerment, energy, Health, womensempowerment by Mary Kurek1 Comment

Princess (Dr.) Dato’ Seri Romona Murad is Malaysia’s Ambassador of International Peace Her Highness Princess (Dr)  Dato’ Seri Romona Murad comes from an illustrious lineage that includes Alexander the Great and continues back to Isaac, the son of Abraham.  Her royal bloodline, she says, is on her father’s side (through his father’s side) and is documented and archived at the …