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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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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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HE Ambassador Henry Andako Works Every Aspect of Economy Building to Advance Kenya

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

HE Amb. Henry Andako is the Executive Director of the National Council of NGOs and the Founder of the Henry Andako Foundation based in Kenya. The collective works of the network of organizations he leads create large-scale opportunities that impact locals first and then spread throughout the country. They are working with education, entrepreneurship, employment, infrastructure like energy, and much …

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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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Frontrunner with State-of Mind-Innovation

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If you’ve been following Frontrunners Innovate for a while, you know the magazine is only part of our “story.”  We have a companion member network called Frontrunners League filled with those disruptors and game-changers that we’ve interviewed over the years.  Being the true innovators they are, they never stop innovating.  Here’s one good example: From Liminal VR, we have a …

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Investor Interview-Carrie Nikitin in Health and Wellness

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Carrie Nikitin is a business founder, serial investor, and advisor in health/wellness, tech, and energy spaces. She sits on several boards of start-ups and also investment organizations. In this interview, Carrie shares with magazine publisher, Mary Kurek, how she got into business, a bit about the businesses in which she invests, and what she looks for when investing.  Meet Carrie …

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Cellphone, COVID-19, and Climate Change in Africa

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By:  Osita Aniemeka, PhD, Ambassador, Telemedicine Today, NIGERIA Before the dawn of COVID-19, the effects of climate change were already being felt by people across Africa. Evidence shows that change in temperature has affected the health, livelihoods, food productivity, water availability, and overall security of the African people. According to the Climate Change Vulnerability Index for 2015, seven of the …

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Adopting to New Models – Container Based Sanitation From Sanivation Kenya

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By Jane Wambui Mugo Rapid urbanization in the developing countries leaves very little time and space for proper infrastructure and settlement planning. This is because rural-to-urban migration in the past few years that has been fueled by search of employment and opportunities in urban centers. In the case of Naivasha, almost 400,000 people inhabit the municipality about 90 km North …