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Ben White

Ben White was born in the deserts of New Mexico but quickly found the urge to travel. He spent several years working and living in different countries across Europe, Central/Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. At some point, he discovered his love for kicking around with starting projects. A lot of his work is 

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Anzize YESSOUFOU

An accomplished SME financing specialist, Anzize YESSOUFOU has worked for large international commercial banks such as BNP Paribas, BGFIBank, UBA et Orabank.  After a successful career in the banking industry, Anzize joined the Sèmè City Development Agency in 2018.  Sèmè City, the International Knowledge and Innovation City, is a flagship project of the Government of

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Mark Dodsworth

Mark Dodsworth is internationally recognized for his innovative approach to the empowerment of people through the language of percussion, music and dance. In 1994 he co-founded RedZebra Global, a Social Enterprise that has offices in the UK, USA and South Africa and has worked in over 70 countries in 6 continents. Mark has a very

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Dr Edward Addai

Dr Edward Addai is the UNICEF Country Representative to Ethiopia and the African Union.  He holds an MB CHB from the University of Science and Technology in Ghana as well as an MBA from Keele University in the United Kingdom. His work focuses on the  Dr. Addai began his career as a Clinician and District

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Dr Phuleng Makhoalibe

Dr. Puleng is a cat with many lives. With a background of Computer Science and Statistics, she has managed to diversify her skills through enrolling in an MBA, which added color to her life and made her turn her back on the lonely, dull life of an IT geek and launched her into a brand

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Eiman Kheir

Head of Dispora Division, Citizens and Diaspora Directorate (CIDO).  She has an MA in International & Development Cooperation and a BSc in Electrical/Communication Engineering. She handles a variety of portfolios with an emphasis on the Diaspora and Interfaith. Within the Diaspora, her focus is to establish, enable and grow a network of Diaspora partnerships and

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Ama Afrifa-Tchie

Ama Afrifa-Tchie is a valiant cultural builder, who’s specialism spans across people experience, workplace culture, diversity & inclusion, mental health and wellbeing, and corporate responsibility. She is experienced in leading the design, analysis, and implementation of people-centric products/services, inclusion & wellbeing initiatives.  Ama has built her career and expertise with different industries such as Startups,

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Takunda (Tkay) Chingonzoh

Takunda Chingonzo is the founder of The Village Innovation Network which is a support network that focuses on innovation and technology and its ability to empower organizations and communities through entrepreneurship. The Innovation Network includes organizations like the TechVillage Hub and Velociti Ventures which strive to support startups and the entrepreneurs that create them. Currently

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Youssouf Simbo Diakite

Youssouf did an MA in International Business Management.  He is an International Speaker and Consultant, Provider of Business development solution and a mentor. He founded the African Diaspora Youth Forum in Europe and has developed the largest diaspora entrepreneurship forum AAC+ under the brand AcceleratedAfricaLab, CEO of Nyetaa: Mali incubation and Innovation center. During his EU-Africa

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Karen Kaneza

Based in Brussels, Ms. KANEZA has studied Political Sciences, specializing in International Relations at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). She followed with a master’s in Strategic Communication. Ms. KANEZA is co-chair ADYFE in charge of Governmental affairs and public policies. She is bringing her experience and force to ADYFE to help shape the work

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