Hon Amb Ameenah Gurib-Fakim and Amb Richard Swett Discuss Solutions for African Development

In Africa, Agriculture, Economic Development, Publisher Channel, womensempowerment by Blessing Enofe

Hon Amb. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim serves as the SIDS Ambassador for the World Diplomatic Academy. Her background is rich with experience in science, academics, and government leadership. Amb. Gurib-Fakim served as the President of Mauritius between 2015-2018, a leadership role that has moved her clearly into the space of influence for greater development, not only of Mauritius, but also of the African continent.

She and Co-Host, Amb. Richard Swett, in this recorded conversation, talked about issues and solutions relating to agriculture, economic development, women’s empowerment, and more. Host, Mary Kurek, introduces the interview which became an informative and motivational conversation.

Meet Hon Amb. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

Hon Amb. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim’s Bio

Hon Amb. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim’s Contact

Amb. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aguribfakim

Amb. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aguribfakim

Special Thanks to Our Co-Host: Amb. Richard Swett

  • Ambassador Swett, a licensed architect, has forty years of experience in the architecture and energy fields. Climate Prosperity Enterprise Solutions has served as Project Manager for a $1.2 billion healthcare campus in Istanbul and is currently developing projects worldwide. He is the co-creator of the CPES4D development model.

  • Prior to establishing CPES, he was the Managing Principal of the DC office and was responsible for obtaining international contracts for Leo A. Daly Architects and Engineers – one of the top 10 US design firms at the time.

  • He worked as an alternative energy entrepreneur in the Northeast, building biomass power plants in New England.

  • He served as a member of the US House of Representatives from New Hampshire from 1991-1995. He then served as the US Ambassador to Denmark from 1998-2001.

  • While serving as Ambassador, he reorganized the embassy management, resulting in smoother transfers of information and cooperation between departments.

  • He was a contributing author for “A Nation Reconstructed“, 1997, and authored “Leadership by Design: Creating an Architecture of Trust”, 2005.

  • Awards: Arnold W. Brunner Award, NY AIA (2001); National Economic Commission Citation of Appreciation, American Legion (1994); Ten Outstanding Young Americans, US Junior Chamber of Commerce (1993); The President’s Award, AIA (1992, 1994); Grand-Croix of the Order of the Dannebrog, bestowed by Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, (2001) and many more awards and honorary degrees.

Amb. Richard Swett’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-swett-57485a

Amb. Richard Swett’s Website: https://www.climateprosperitysolutions.com/