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31 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
Impact Africa Episode #10
27 minutes | May 26, 2021
Impact Africa Podcast Episode #9
The Africa we want to see is possible if we amplify the voices of Africa’s young people a notch higher, in this episode of Impact Africa Podcast, award winning editorial & communications head of BlankPaperz Media Mirabelle Morah shares her contribution to make the dream a reality. MEET OUR GUEST Mirabelle Morah is the award winning editorial & communications head of BlankPaperz Media. Traveling around the world, learning more and using the power of media, writing about people especially young Africans, spreading voices and untold stories through BlankPaperz. She is one of We Are Family Foundation’s 2018 Global Teen Leaders and an Obama Young African Leader with YALI West Africa. Currently serving as a country representative for a Chatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs) Common Futures Conversations Platform; the project has its focus on fostering key policy dialogue between youths in Africa and Europe, also engaging key policy makers to effect change in areas such as climate change, education and inequality. Nonetheless, Mirabelle continues to build her work as an open minded and innovative media and communications specialist with an entrepreneurial background, skilled at writing, editing, using leadership, communication and digital media as tools for amplifying voices, encouraging positive social development and bringing results in the digital world. The post Impact Africa Podcast Episode #9 appeared first on Faithflows Community.
28 minutes | May 19, 2021
Impact Africa Podcast Series Episode #8
Hi there! Welcome to Episode #8 of Impact Africa. Today, we dive into the state of Agribusinesses in Africa and the potential for the youth. The average African farm performs at only about 40% of its potential.. Yet African agriculture also has the greatest promise: a growing population, vibrant markets and half the world’s uncultivated arable land. Kwame Awagah, founder Arkel Consult and Management Services (ACMS) Limited proffer a lot of ideas to solving this problem MEET OUR GUEST KWAME MARTIN AWAGAH As an Economist and Financial Analyst, Martin’s professional concentration for the past 10 years has been on economic research, governance, public policy, international development, financial analysis and project management. Prior to managing his own Company, Arkel Consult and Management Services (ACMS) Limited, which has offices and operations in the Caribbean and Ghana, West Africa, he spent 5 years working in Ghana’s Ministry of Finance on public financial management issues, which led to the introduction and substantial payment of salary and pension arrears to public service sector workers. During this time, he also supported and achieved the development and implementation process of the Ghana Integrated Financial Management Information Systems (GIFMIS) Oracle Budget Module (Hyperion) and assisted in improving inter-ministerial deployment and usage of the system for budgeting and financial analysis purposes. He has worked extensively on the yearly budget projects and programme of ministries, departments and agencies, ensuring that they adhere strictly to the PFM law in the utilization of resources to achieve their desired objectives. He holds a master’s degree in Economics from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Central University and a certificate in Public Sector Finance Management (PSFM) from the University of Ghana Business School. The post Impact Africa Podcast Series Episode #8 appeared first on Faithflows Community.
38 minutes | May 12, 2021
Impact Africa Podcast Episode #7
Africa’s projected population explosion can be a blessing –not a curse, if public policy meets preparation. Listen to Chinwe Okoli, founder of Grand Africa Initiative on Episode 7 of Impact Africa as she shares actionable solutions for the youth and policy makers. MEET OUR GUEST Chinwe Okoli is an expert in building innovation ecosystems and integrating academia on the concept of triple helix model. Her experience spans business incubation/acceleration, angel investor networks, research commercialization and setting up innovation hubs and science parks. She is the Founder of Grand Africa Initiative, a pan-African organisation that grooms, empowers and mentors (GEM) the youth to explore their unique talents in education, entrepreneurship and innovation with special attention to girls and youths in the rural communities. As a professional Economist and Public Policy Analyst, she understands the importance of promoting innovation among the youth as a catalyst for sustainable development in the era of the 4th industrial revolution. She has been actively involved in building a vibrant innovation ecosystem in Africa through her work. She was the Manager of Roar Nigeria and the Pioneer Manager of Lion Science Park, the first university-embedded innovation hub and Science Park in West Africa respectively. She is actively involved in innovation networks in Nigeria and Africa. Following her experience in building innovation ecosystems in Africa, she has participated in many international innovation events such as the Startup Summit by Facebook; F8 2019 by Facebook at the Silicon Valley, USA; IASP World Conferences in Europe and Middle East; and African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Business Summit. She has also contributed to global high level policy influencing discussions on innovation and entrepreneurship as a Guest speaker in Nigeria, France, United Kingdom, Ethiopia, Senegal and Kenya. The post Impact Africa Podcast Episode #7 appeared first on Faithflows Community.
30 minutes | May 5, 2021
Impact Africa Podcast Episode #6
Hello Again! Welcome to another episode of the Impact Africa Podcast on Faithflows Radio & Podcast. In this episode Joseph Etim, an ingenious young African, speaks on how young people can break through perceived limitations and gives a roadmap to success in the digital economy. MEET OUR GUEST Joseph, a brand and media consultant, youth reformer, social entrepreneur and leader is the founder of Young People Connect Africa: an organization with a fast growing community of change makers. Joseph is an alumni of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) programme, Regional Leadership Centre Accra. Joseph is currently the communications lead for The International Centre for Energy and Environment (ICEED). Joseph through YPCAfrica has changed the lives of young Africans, equipped them with creative, independent, employability and workplace skills in the entrepreneurial and technology driven contexts to improve Africa’s Economy and lead in social development beginning from Nigeria. Since 2018, Joseph as Convener has hosted the most anticipated Connect Conference with more than two thousand participants since inception. Joseph through partnership and collaboration has engaged, equipped and connected young people to new opportunities, impact projects and startup ideations with core focus on income, influence and impact. Joseph was nominated for the prestigious FBI awards for influence through education and social good, he came second place in the final rankings. Joseph is certified in personality branding and career fit by Skill-Hub Business School, Nigeria. Joseph works with ICEED Nigeria, Nigeria’s leading organization driving sustainable energy and climate change ideas and action as the communication strategist. The post Impact Africa Podcast Episode #6 appeared first on Faithflows Community.
36 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
Impact Africa Podcast Episode#5
The world is advancing towards the 4IR and it’s time to prepare Africa’s young people to advance towards and become relevant in the future of work. In this episode of Impact Africa, Village2nation CEO, Cindy Adem, share mind blowing ways to get African youth started on it Meet Our Guest Cindy Adem is a 27-year old Founder of Village2nation; a digital education company helping African professionals leverage opportunities abundant in the unfolding, post-pandemic digital world of work. She strongly believes that this is the perfect time for young Africans to stand out as competent, ambitious and ready to power our fast-growing continent; even more, she believes that this African renaissance requires all hands on deck and no one should be left behind . She is an alum of the Africa YES Program, an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, a Dalai Lama Fellow, a Young Global Changer, a Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur and a TEDx Speaker. She is incredibly passionate about inclusion, accessibility and the immense opportunities technology provides for young people within the digital economy. She looks up to Muhammed Yunus and Vusi Thembekwayo. She can often be found watching TED Talks or Impact Theory. Also, as an incurably curious mind, Google really is her friend. The post Impact Africa Podcast Episode#5 appeared first on Faithflows Community.
28 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
Impact Africa Podcast Episode #4
The use of the space technology is touted to hold great advantages for Africa. In this episode of Impact Africa podcast, Ruvimbo Samanga shares how space technology will help Africa achieve the future it hopes for. MEET OUR GUEST Ruvimbo Samanga is a space Law & Policy Analyst | Research Fellow at Open Lunar Foundation | Ban Ki-Moon Global Citizen Scholar | Top 10 Under 30 African Space Industry | Top Talents Under 25 in the World. Ruvimbo is establishing her social enterprise, a space startup called AgriSpace, which uses satellite data to assist food production and agricultural yields. Ms. Samanga has worked in a start-up, the Angolan-based Humbitec, which likewise leverages satellite data in various domains such as disease mapping, agriculture, mineral mapping and a host of others. She became a member and National Point of Contact for Zimbabwe in the UN Space Generation Advisory Council while completing Master’s in International Trade & Investment Law at the Centre for Human Rights at UP Law. Through this programme she engaged in various capacity building projects in my country and Africa, including leading the space comic book micro project which will help build space education capacity in the region. I am also working on a comic book intended for a Zimbabwean audience. Most exciting to date would probably be her role in the development of the HumbiSat 1st Pan-African satellite initiative, which is an entirely youth-led initiative premised on building educational and technological capacity in space for all Africa citizens, especially the youth, through the development of a satellite and the promotion of space science and technology education.
33 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
Impact Africa Podcast Series Episode #3
Hey! all, episode #3 of Impact Africa Podcast series is out! this time we had an engaging conversation with the well known Prince of Makoko, on the hope of slums in Africa. MEET OUR GUEST Emmanuel Agunze is the Founder of The Makoko Dream, an initiative which provides solutions to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of No Poverty; Zero Hunger; Good Health and Well-being; Quality Education; Gender Equality; Clean Water and Sanitation; Affordable and Clean Energy; Decent Work and Economic Growth; Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure; Reduced Inequalities; Sustainable Cities and Communities; Responsible Consumption and Production; Climate Action; Life Below Water; and Partnership for the Goals. His organization has reached out to over 8000 Makoko indigenes via various intervention programs, and has granted children of the Makoko community access to education and life skills in order to address the issue of Child Labor. So far, over 640 children have been placed in schools via tuition-free Nursery and Primary Schools in Makoko, set up and run by The Makoko Dream Team. He created a ‘water school bus’ – a custom-made canoe that transports children of the Makoko waterside to and from school, free of charge. Mr. Agunze is a 2017 Nelson Mandela Graca-Machel Innovation Awards Youth Activist Finalist for his role in creating change in his local community. He is also a 2018 Mandela Washington Fellow and a 2018 Ashoka Africa Changemaker Fellow (CXC GHANA). He is an Alum of Civic Leadership from Indiana University, Indianapolis and Bloomington, Indiana, USA, and a product of the Kelley School of Business, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; he is also a Lily Family School of Philanthropy 2018 Certified Fund Raiser and Negotiator, in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. He is Currently an Executive Member of The United States Government Exchange Alumni Association (USEAA) Lagos, Nigeria, that is comprised of over 20 Alumni Associations of the US Government such as the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship, Full Bright Scholars, International Visitors Leadership Program, IVLP, and The Mandela Washington Fellowship, amongst others. Here, he serves as the Secretary of Finance, where he advises the Association on Funding Strategies. The post Impact Africa Podcast Series Episode #3 appeared first on Faithflows Community.
23 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
Impact Africa Podcast- Episode 2
Accountable leadership remains one of the biggest challenges to development in Africa. Leaders in Africa have not always responded effectively to the needs of the continent, but there is hope in the rising generation of youth who could play a critical role in building accountability for successful economic transformation, representation, and public service. But the question still remains are they ready to lead with accountability, responsively and responsibly? Are they prepared for the higher calling of leadership, are the values in place for selfless and effective leadership? Meet Our Guest VALENTINE OKAFOR is an effective leadership and productivity strategist. With an incredible passion to help individuals achieve exponential results, he brings to bare practical knowledge that translates to wisdom and results.Through life changing symposia, he has been able to help over 5000 emerging leaders gain clarity of purpose, improve their performance, and achieve exponential results. As a social innovator, Val initiated a social impact venture tagged Empower the Eaglets project to reach out to students in underserved communities in Nigeria. He also volunteers for several nongovernmental and civil society organizations whose main interest is to transform the education sector of Africa. He is a Nigerian youth SDGs champion, African ChangeMakers fellow, Commonwealth open source leader, alumnus of the YALI regional leadership conference west Africa and a proud ambassador of the Fela Durotoye Leadership Network.Val has received some recognitions and awards for his passion towards Effective leadership, productivity and social innovation. Some of the awards and recognitions are as follows:Award of achievement for reaching out to out-of-school children in Nsukka community from 234 project Texas USASpecial recognition from Young African Leaders Network (YALI) for successfully executing a rural renewal project in Enugu state Nigeria.Nomination for the prestigious first baba Isa award for influence through Education and social good.Val exudes an unsurpassed passion for Nation Building and Human Capital Development especially for developing nations across the globe. He believes that as you let your own light shine, you unconsciously give others the permission to do the same.
41 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
Impact Africa Podcast Series Premiere Episode.
Welcome to the Premiere Episode of IMPACT AFRICA PODCASTS on Faithflows Radio & Podcasts with host Vanessa Richard. On this episode we discuss bridging the gap in Education in Africa with two phenomenal changemakers, Grace IHEJIAMIZU, A Social Entrepreneur & Mandela Washington Fellow, and CHIBUZOR AGOMUOH, founder of Sunrise Youth Intervention and Mandela Washington Fellow. MEET OUR GUESTS GRACE IHEJIAMIZU, is a Social Entrepreneur, Educator and Mandela Washington Fellow working to promote quality education and empower the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs. She is a University Lecturer as well as the founder of iKapture Networks, a center for youth development. She is also the founder of opportunitydesk.org, the largest online platform that shares relevant opportunities for youth across the world. CHIBUZOR AGOMUOH is the founder and executive director of The SunRise Youth Intervention Organization, working to curb youth restlessness through excellently tailored youth intervention programs. He is a Mandela Washington Fellow. Enjoy the conversation…be empowered! The post Impact Africa Podcast Series Premiere Episode. appeared first on Faithflows Community.
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