Tag archive of Spotlight Talks

Mauritian Barhka Mossae Talks about Her Project #SeeingBlue and Her Passion for Ocean Resource management and Sustainable Development in Mauritius
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  We had the chance to catch up with Barhka Mossae, our Third Millennium Africa Spotlight for the month of June 2015. Barhka is being recognized for her contribution to sustainable development in Mauritius through her project #SeeingBlue - an ocean resource management advocacy group. Barhka also works with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Mauritius advocating for Environmental Diplomacy.  We are excited to have this brillant change-maker as

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Spotlight Talks With Environmentalist, Ajiroba Daniel Who Emerged As Our November Third Millennium African of the Month
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  We caught up with our November spotlight, Oladipupo Daniel Ajiroba on Spotlight Talks for his advocacy and leadership as a young African environmentalist and climate change activist. Currently, Daniel is an exchange participant at EarthCorps in the United States, and is the founder of The Environmental Advocacy/ Management Initiative (TEAM) in Nigeria. An avid leader, Daniel is a member of the Global Youth Innovation Network, a One

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African Spotlight, Victor Ochen talks about his advocacy for reconciliation and transitional justice for war victims in a post-war Uganda
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We caught up with our October spotlight, Victor OCHEN who is the founder and Director of the African Youth Initiative Network in Uganda, as he talks about his dream of an Africa of peace and security. Victor believes that peace and reconciliation have not been possible in the continent. In his interview, he directs our attention on the prospects for a politically reconciled Africa. Given that until the continent focuses on peace, even the enormous

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TechWoman Nihal Fares of Eventtus.com shares her experience in the male-dominated tech industry on Spotlight Talks
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  We caught up with our September spotlight, Nihal Fares of Eventtus who shared with us her experience so far as a #TechWoman in a male-dominated industry. Read below for the except of the interview or listen to the interview podcast above.  Who is Nihal? I'm a software engineer from Cairo, Egypt and graduated from the faculty of engineering Ain Shams University in 2009. I started working in the technical field as a software engineer focusing

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Eventtus Co-founder Nihal Fares Stands-out as our September Spotlight
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  We are excited about having a @TechWomen program mentee in the person of @NihalFares, who is the Co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Eventtus, as our third millennium African for the month of September 2014 for the inspiring role she is plays in a male dominated industry.  Nihal is from Egypt, from where she and two of her friends, Ahmed Shreef and Mai Medhat, decided to launch their first start-up company, Eventtus. Eventtus is a social

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Information Activist Amr Sobhy Shares His Passion for Civic Engagement and a Third Millennium Africa of Equal Opportunity on Spotlight Talks
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We were delighted to connect with our August 2014 spotlight in the person of Amr Sobhy, an Information Activist and co-creator of MorsiMeter, Dawaa, Zabatek, PushBots and so on. Amr has a profound "against goals" philosophy to life, which has freely inspired him to do the things that make him happy and become the best he can as he propels change and civic engagement within and across Egypt. An inspirational role model for African Millennials,

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Egyptian Amr Sobhy Recognized as our Spotlight for the Month of August 2014

  Amr’s passion for civic engagement and his innovation-driven solution to civic engagement has made him our selected spotlight for the month of August 2014. With a degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from University of Tanta, Amr co-created MorsiMeter which was then used to track the performance of the Egyptian President, Mohamed Morsi. He also co-founded Dawaa, PushBots, Zabatak and other software applications targeted on improving

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