Tag: UN

Dorcas Ndegwa

UN-WGEPAD to hold 30th session for Children of African Descent

 On 23rd to 27th May, 2022 UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent will be holding its 30th public in-person session at the UNHQ in New York. This public session is being held outside Geneva for the first time. It’s subsequent to the adoption of the Human Rights Council resolution A/HRC/RES/45/24, which …

Dorcas Ndegwa

Introducing Musonda Chikwanda…

Musonda Chikwanda is experienced in International and Community Development programs with a demonstrated history of working in Non- Governmental Organizations. Advocate for adolescent sexual reproductive health: Skilled in Program Evaluation, Strategic Planning, Public Health community-based programs, Public Speaking, Environmental Awareness, and Conservation Issues. Was a Fellow for the prestigious Global Health Corps Program. She is …

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MY ROOTS IN AFRICA

My Roots in Africa Project is a unique project designed by the Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD), in support of the Great Green Wall Initiative, to further close the gaps between Africa and its global diaspora by enabling people of African descent order a tree planted, named or gifted in honor of themselves …

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Most Influential 100 (MIPAD) Honourees Educate Audience On Dynamics of Accessing Capital

A panel of notable business leaders have called on entrepreneurs to, amongst other things to do, build the profiles of their companies in order to facilitate their access to capital. This call was made at the annual reception organized in Lagos by the Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) for its current year honourees, …

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Canada as Gold Standard for UN International Decade for People of African Descent

  Canadians Recognized among World’s Most Influential People of African Descent Several Canadian trailblazers are named as part of the 2019 cohort of the 100 Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) Under 40. These finalists will receive the recognition at the MIPAD annual ceremony in New York, following the opening of the 74th UN …

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Meet Colette Otusheso

  Colette Otusheso is an experienced, value-driven marketing, communications and project management professional with a proven record of championing organizational wide initiatives within cross-functional teams. Colette has worked with well-established global and local organizations including VIACOM International Media Networks Africa and MNET Africa. She was instrumental in the successful launch of several Africa Magic channels …

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Meet Jacqueline Nwobu

Jacqueline Nwobu is the CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Munaluchi Bride Magazine, the leading and nationally distributed wedding magazine and online wedding marketplace; which caters to multicultural couples and serves the $200 billion wedding and events industry. Since the launch of Munaluchi in 2010, Jacqueline has grown the brand into an industry leader with a robust multi-cultural …

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Meet Akinyi Ochieng

Akinyi Ochieng is a Gambian-Kenyan strategist and social impact leader. As Corporate Communications Manager at leading fintech company WorldRemit, she drives high-impact social innovation and global communications and policy programs across the Global South, with a keen interest and passion for Africa. Ms. Ochieng writes about business, culture, and politics in emerging markets for a …

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Meet Abel Makkonen “The Weeknd” Tesfaye

Abel Makkonen Tesfaye (born 16 February 1990), better known by his stage name The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, dancer and record producer.[3] His work has been categorized as alternative R&B.   In 2010, he anonymously uploaded several songs to YouTube under the name “The Weeknd” and released the critically acclaimed mixtapes House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence in 2011. His mixtapes were later …

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Meet Ola Brown

Dr. Ola Brown is a medical doctor, a trainee helicopter pilot and an entrepreneur who founded West Africa’s first indigenous air ambulance service, the Flying Doctors Nigeria which saves hundreds of lives across the West & Central African region every year especially in the oil and gas industry, rendering medical evacuation services. She is extremely passionate …