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The Girl Child, The Future

Tell me how can one live without daughters – Malala Yousafzai Today we join the World to celebrate the Girl Child. We believe everyone in the world should be given an equal chance to showcase their talents no matter the gender or class…

THANK YOU: Nomination for Class of 2019 Now Open!!!

The Recognition Week for the Class of 2018 ended on a delighted note with Honorees all smiles and cheers in attendance was the First lady of Sierra Leone in person H.E Mrs. Fatima Maada Bio who was the valedictorian speaker for the Class…

Most Influential People of African Descent Honors Under 40 in New York City

NEW YORK CITY, October 1st, 2018 – In support of the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent 2015-2024, the Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD), a global civil society initiative, will honor young high achievers of African descent from…

Meet the Speakers : Akon Legacy Venture Team

With over 20 years of packaging and producing entertainment and bringing the best talent to the global market, Jon Karas (who currently the President and Co-founder of  Akoin)  is a major force at the intersection of celebrity and social good. He is a…

Meet the Speaker : Amb Albert Muchanga

  Albert Mudenda Muchanga was elected African Union Commissioner for Trade and Industry in January 2017 for a four-year term. He took up his post on 15th March 2017. He previously worked in the Zambian Civil Service at home and abroad, including the…

Class of 2019 Nominations Open Oct 5, 2018. Have you met Kamissa Camara?

  Just recently the Malian re-elected President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita appointed and named 35 years old Kamissa Camara as Minister for Foreign Affairs on his cabinet. Before we go deep into let’s talk about her previous roles before she became Foreign Affairs Minister for…

Meet the Men behind ATIGS Group

  Bako Ambianda is the Founder, Chairman, & CEO of Labacorp Group, a diversified portfolio of businesses and strategic investments in key economic sectors spanning manufacturing, construction, power, agribusiness, real estate, and exhibition among others, with operations in five countries. The Group notable…

Meet Jaha Mapenzi Dukureh

Jaha Dukureh is a Gambian women’s rights activist and anti-female genital mutilation campaigner. Dukureh became the first UN Women Goodwill Ambassador for Africa. Dukureh was subjected to female genital mutilation in The Gambia when she was a little more than a week old.…

Have you heard of AKOIN ?

So what is AKOIN you may ask?  Stick around let’s tell you more. Akoin is a new cryptocurrency from visionary changemaker Akon and is the foundation of the Akoin Ecosystem – a unique global venture that offers an abundance of digital and in-real-life platforms…

Statement by MIPAD on the passing of former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Atta Annan

  MIPAD is profoundly saddened and deeply affected by the news of the passing of Secretary-General Kofi Atta Annan. Mr. Annan has been a wonderful example to all of us at MIPAD. He was a champion of internationalism and human rights for his…

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