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Katja Iversen Sets Equality and Purpose-Driven Leadership on the Sustainability Path

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

Katja Iversen fills several roles under the titles of influencer and leader that include author, speaker, consultant, board member, and policymaker. Her work over the course of 25 years has been significant in making a difference to girls, women leaders, and politicians worldwide, thus pulling her from her UN work to the private world into board rooms, serving on presidential …

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United Nations SDGs Companies That Impact-act4sdgs Campaign

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Late September 2020, the action4SDGs campaign commenced by connecting businesses and organizations to the different sustainable development goals that the UN strives to meet.  So many of you out there are conducting business and utilizing your work in ways that impact, and, yet, you may not be realizing that you are. The point of the action4SDGs campaign is to show …

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Which UN SDGs Are You Impacting: Register Here

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The United Nations has a huge mission:  to impact literally everything that can save our planet and help the people on it to grow and prosper. But, here’s the thing:  It’s not just their mission! It belongs to each and every one of us no matter what we do.  WE have the ability to utilize our: hiring practices recycling policies …

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Library Aid Africa Boosts Literacy in 10 Countries

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By Damilare Oyedele Library Aid Africa (formerly known as Library and You) is a not-for-profit organization with the mission to revamp libraries in Africa to increase their societal impact. The organization focuses on access to information through pragmatic initiatives, which are designed to create awareness and resuscitate libraries in schools and communities. We operate from Nigeria, with partners and volunteer …

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Survivors’ Network Taking Stand in Preventing Modern Slavery – Impact in Cameroon

In Features 19, Human Rights, Human Trafficking by Mary KurekLeave a Comment

By Awah Francisca Mbuli To prevent trafficking which falls under target 8.7 of the 17 SDGs and cut across many of the other SDGs, people, specifically women, who are most vulnerable to this abuse, need vocational training to build skills so that they can work and become self-sufficient in their home countries. Microfinance can help those who have the skills …

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CINTA Foundation Focuses on Economic Empowerment for Uganda

In Africa, Features 19, Poverty by Mary KurekLeave a Comment

By Trudy Masembe (Featured photo:  Children’s Welfare Outreach program  in Katanga Slum Area) Trudy (Gertrude) Masembe works with CINTA Foundation Uganda, a registered Non-Government Organization focused on Economic Empowerment, Education support, and Youth skills training and mentorship. The organization’s focal program areas are geared to achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 1, 4, and 8, namely No poverty, Quality education, and decent …

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Networking Connections in The Introducer – Developing Youth as Global Citizens

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Big Impact News:  This edition produced an opportunity for The Introducer and its companion networks (The Frontrunners League of Social Impact Innovation & The Frontrunners Youth Impact League) to partner with a featured game-changer, Dr. Osita Aniemeka, to work on an issue shared by many of the game-changers featured here. Calls are being set up now to start the process …

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Youth Impact Game Changer: Varsha Ajmera (Malaysia)

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Varsha Ajmera is the Chief Operations Officer of the World Youth Foundation (WYF) and She is Training Young Leaders. WYF is “an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations” and an NGO associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information. WYF was launched in 1994 with the aim to promote research, …

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The United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network is Empowering Youth as Change Agents

In Education, Employment, Empowerment, Features 14, Stakeholders 14, Youth by Mary Kurek1 Comment

In 2015, the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) launched its official youth initiative (SDSN Youth) to empower youth globally to create sustainable development solutions.  SDSN Youth educates young people about the challenges of sustainable development and creates opportunities for them to use their creativity and knowledge to pioneer innovative solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In addition, …

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13th Edition: Networking Connections Identified

In Features 13, Introducer Game Changers and World NGOs' Best Impact 13, Networking Opps by Mary Kurek1 Comment

As is our practice at The Introducer Magazine, a few days following the release of an edition, we point out who we see needs to be connecting with whom in the current and previous editions.  Our goal:  stir up meaningful connections and networking that leads to the expansion of impact.  It’s that time, so here we go: Note:  (When you …