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Taiwo and Mandy Olowu are Nigerian Leaders with Global Goodwill Ambassadors Focused on Clean Water

In Africa, African Influence, Publisher Channel, Water and Sanitation, Youth by Blessing Enofe

Taiwo and Mandy Olowu founded Hope Ambassadors and Childcare Organization with the mission of filling the needs of the children in poverty-stricken areas in Nigeria. The needs were many, but, they soon realized that accessible clean water would make the biggest difference to the children’s education, nutrition, and overall health. Boreholes were the solution, so they commenced drilling. In one …

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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

In News by Mary Kurek

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

In News by Mary Kurek

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

In Features 19, Human Rights, Human Trafficking by Mary Kurek

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

In Education, Employment, Empowerment, Features 14, Stakeholders 14, Youth by Mary Kurek

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 Kurek

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 …

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The New Executive Director for The World Business Council for Sustainable Development Talks About Impact

In Game Changers 13, Introducer Game Changers and World NGOs' Best Impact 13 by Mary Kurek

Meet Bill Sisson, The World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s (WBCSD) new Executive Director for North America.  Bill joined the WBCSD in January of this year, but, he is no stranger to the organization’s mission.  From the WBCSD’s own announcement of Bill’s new role… “he was UTC’s Liaison Delegate and co-chaired several of WBCSD’s member-driven projects, most notably the Energy …

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Development impact: More Than Just Numbers

In Game Changers 13, Introducer Game Changers and World NGOs' Best Impact 13 by Mary Kurek

Development finance institution OFID mobilizes public, private and grant support, and engages in collective action, to maximize the impact of its development work By OFID Director-General Dr. Abdulhamid Alkhalifa The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) is a development finance institution set up in 1976 by OPEC member countries to support the socioeconomic progress of non-OPEC developing nations. We are …