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Meet Vanessa Moungar

Vanessa Moungar as Director of Gender, Women and Civil Society. She’s a citizen of Chad and France. Moungar brings along diverse experience from the public and private sectors, as well as an extensive global network. She has a solid track record of high-level…

Meet Violeta Donawa

Violeta Donawa is a healing practitioner and applied sociologist who has committed her life to social justice at the spiritual, community, and systemic levels. She was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, USA to an African-American mother and Panamanian father. As someone whose…

Meet Jazmin Graves

Jazmin Graves is a PhD candidate in the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. Her doctoral research centers on the African-Indian (Sidi) Sufi devotional tradition of western India. In spring 2017, Jazmin organized the SISAAS (Scholars at…

Meet Rene Silva

Rene Silva, who was known during the invasion of the Complexo do Alemão by the Armed Forces in 2010 for the coverage he was doing on Twitter, is the newest employee of the State Secretariat of Culture of Rio. He was appointed by…

Meet Donald Glover

The multi-talented Donald Glover is a writer, actor, musician, comedian, producer and director, who performs under the stage names Childish Gambino and mcDJ. He was born Donald McKinley Glover at Edwards Air Force Base, California, and was raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia. His…

Meet David Adedeji Adeleke (aka Davido)

David Adedeji Adeleke better known by his stage name Davido, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and record producer. His 2011 single “Dami Duro” was well-received throughout Nigeria. Along with his elder brother Adewale Adeleke, Davido is the co-owner of HKN Music (a record…

Happy Africa Day! A word from CEO, MIPAD – Everyone, but Africans, are Scrambling for Africa!

Everyone, but Africans, are Scrambling for Africa! by Kamil Olufowobi   I have lived between the cities of Lagos and New York over the last three decades and I never once visited Badagry Point of No Return in Lagos State or the Statue…

Meet Vusi Thembekwayo

Vusi Thembekwayo is a Global Business Speaker, private equity CEO, CEO of MyGrowthFund and an Iconoclasts merchant. He was ranked number 1 in public speaking at the age of 17, Vusi went on to receive third place in the world at the English-Speaking…

Meet Yvonne Mburu

Yvonne Mburu is a scientist and consultant with more than 10 years of experience in Immunology and Oncology. She is also the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Med In Africa, a social enterprise dedicated to connecting the global community of African scientists…

Meet Yvonne Manzi Makolo

Yvonne Manzi Makolo is a Rwandan IT specialist and business executive, who serves as the managing director and chief executive officer of Rwandair, the national airline of Rwanda. She was appointed to that position on 6 April 2018. Prior to that, she served as the Deputy CEO responsible for corporate affairs at the same…

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