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Dr. Pamela Ajayi 

African Changemaker

Dr. Pamela Ajayi

Dr. Pamela Ajayi is a remarkable Nigerian physician, environmentalist, and entrepreneur who has made significant contributions to the healthcare industry and sustainable development in Nigeria.

She currently serves as the President of the Healthcare Federation of Nigeria (HFN), spearheading efforts to enhance healthcare accessibility and quality in the country. In 2004, Dr. Ajayi established Pathcare Laboratories Nigeria, the pioneering clinical and medical laboratory in West Africa.

Under her astute leadership as Managing Director until 2021, Pathcare has revolutionized diagnostic services, setting the benchmark for quality and reliability in the region.
Beyond her contribution to the healthcare space, Dr. Ajayi is also passionate about the environment.

She is the Dawn Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable development in Nigeria.
Her vision for a greener future showcases her profound commitment to creating a harmonious balance between human progress and environmental preservation.

Dr. Ajayi’s exceptional contributions have garnered well-deserved accolades throughout her illustrious career.
She has been honoured with prestigious awards such as the Nigerian Women of Achievement Award in 2014 and the African Businesswoman of the Year Award in 2016.

 

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Zandile Mkwanazi

African Changemaker

Zandile Mkwanazi

Zandile is an award-winning social entrepreneur who dreams of empowering 10 million women and girls with tech and coding skills by 2030.

She is doing this through GirlCode ZA, a non-profit organization she founded to empower young girls and women through technology. At GirlCode, Zandile is providing historically disadvantaged women with computer literacy, coding, and design skills. Her organization has created a network of women who can use these skills to develop innovative and sustainable solutions where they reside – making an impactful and visible difference in the communities they live.

Since its foundation, GirlCode has grown to be the most prominent women in tech lead educational organization in South Africa, impacting over 60 000 girls and women.
Zandile’s contribution to bridging the gender gap within the tech industry has won her multiple awards and honours.

In 2018 she received a social entrepreneur award from the premier of Gauteng.
The same year, the Netherlands embassy acknowledged her as one of South Africa’s top 50 inspiring women.

 

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The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Bank of Kigali have joined forces to provide a €100 million financing package for agroecological projects in Rwanda.
US-based clean energy companies Astra Energy and Powertron Global have joined forces to establish a joint venture focused on waste-to-energy projects across Africa.
Tanzania’s leading telecom operator, Vodacom Tanzania PLC (VTPLC), has solidified its market dominance by acquiring Smile Communication Tanzania Limited.
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 Sam Gichuru 

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Sam Gichuru

Sam is a Kenyan entrepreneur and angel investor working to contribute to the African startup ecosystem.

In 2010, he co-founded Nailab, East Africa’s first technology accelerator. Passionate about mentoring and advising African startups, Sam played a role in launching the African Business Heroes Program, which aims to support and empower African entrepreneurs.

Sam is currently working as the CEO of Kidato Inc, an ed-tech startup he founded in 2020.
Kidato is an all-in-one learning platform for the entire family and an open learning platform that enables anyone to create and sell online courses.

The startup provides live online academic and after-school classes for kids aged 4 to 18, including subjects in coding, chess, fun maths, science, debate club, and art and crafts.

 

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Did you know that over 525 million people used the internet in Africa in 2019? If current growth trends continue, almost 75% of Africans are expected to come online by 2030.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Bank of Kigali have joined forces to provide a €100 million financing package for agroecological projects in Rwanda.
US-based clean energy companies Astra Energy and Powertron Global have joined forces to establish a joint venture focused on waste-to-energy projects across Africa.
Tanzania’s leading telecom operator, Vodacom Tanzania PLC (VTPLC), has solidified its market dominance by acquiring Smile Communication Tanzania Limited.
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Charlot Magayi

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Charlot Magayi

Charlot is a Kenyan social entrepreneur, clean cooking champion, and climate activist.

She is the Founder and CEO of Mukuru Clean Stoves, a social enterprise that recycles waste metal to produce improved, reliable and affordable cook stoves for low-income households in Africa.

At Mukuru Clean Stoves, Charlot is helping African mothers keep their children safe, save on fuel consumption, and reduce household air pollution.
Her contribution to reducing household air pollution has earned her global recognition and awards.

In 2019, she won the Waistlitz Global Citizen Award, the World Bank’s inaugural SDGs and Her award in 2018 and the AWIEF Empowerment Award in 2019.

 

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US-based clean energy companies Astra Energy and Powertron Global have joined forces to establish a joint venture focused on waste-to-energy projects across Africa.
Tanzania’s leading telecom operator, Vodacom Tanzania PLC (VTPLC), has solidified its market dominance by acquiring Smile Communication Tanzania Limited.
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Farah Emara

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Farah Emara

Farah is an Egyptian entrepreneur passionate about solving the inefficiencies in the agricultural value chain.

In a country where the average food loss for producers is 45%, Farah is helping not only lower food loss but also grow farmers’ income. She is doing this through FreshSource Global, a startup streamlining Egypt’s fresh food value chain through the use of data and technology.

Founded in 2018, FreshSource Global is changing how fresh goods are sourced, moved and sold.
The startup works directly with small farmers who lack access to the market and helps them grow and sell high-quality products, eliminating the need for intermediaries.

The farmers’ produce is then sent to the FreshSource warehouse, where it’s stored, packaged and shipped to restaurants, hotels, factories and hospitals according to demand, vastly reducing food loss and waste. Farah’s innovative work has made her a leading player in Egypt’s food distribution ecosystem while creating a more sustainable ecosystem and transforming the lives of producers, businesses and consumers.

 

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US-based clean energy companies Astra Energy and Powertron Global have joined forces to establish a joint venture focused on waste-to-energy projects across Africa.
Tanzania’s leading telecom operator, Vodacom Tanzania PLC (VTPLC), has solidified its market dominance by acquiring Smile Communication Tanzania Limited.
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Kakembo Galabuzi Brian

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Kakembo Galabuzi Brian

Kakebo is a Ugandan entrepreneur and environmental activist championing the transition from using firewood to using eco-friendly briquettes in Africa.

He is the Founder of WEYE clean energy CO. Ltd, a social enterprise that uses waste-to-energy business to empower youth and women to break the endless cycle of poverty.

Kakebo’s waste-to-energy initiative has trained nearly 1,000 youth and women, empowering them with skills and equipment to start and run briquette production units and plastic waste recycling businesses.

The project also provides waste-to-energy cooking and heating solutions to 10 schools, large-scale poultry farms and medium-scale industries.
His innovative social business models have received both domestic and international recognition. In 2020, Kakebo was named the Commonwealth Person of the Year.

 

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US-based clean energy companies Astra Energy and Powertron Global have joined forces to establish a joint venture focused on waste-to-energy projects across Africa.
Tanzania’s leading telecom operator, Vodacom Tanzania PLC (VTPLC), has solidified its market dominance by acquiring Smile Communication Tanzania Limited.
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Adeola Ayoola

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Adeola Ayoola

Adeola is a Nigerian tech entrepreneur passionate about improving healthcare access in Africa.

She is the Co-Founder and CEO of Famasi Africa, a health-tech startup that aims to improve access to affordable and quality healthcare in Africa using technology.

Under her leadership, Famasi Africa has developed innovative healthcare solutions, such as a mobile app that connects users with healthcare providers and a platform that helps healthcare providers manage their practices.

The startup also provides health education resources and telemedicine services to help bridge Africa’s healthcare access and affordability gap.

Adeola is a notable figure in the African health tech industry and has been recognized for her contributions towards improving healthcare delivery and access in Africa.

 

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The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Bank of Kigali have joined forces to provide a €100 million financing package for agroecological projects in Rwanda.
US-based clean energy companies Astra Energy and Powertron Global have joined forces to establish a joint venture focused on waste-to-energy projects across Africa.
Tanzania’s leading telecom operator, Vodacom Tanzania PLC (VTPLC), has solidified its market dominance by acquiring Smile Communication Tanzania Limited.
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Shehab Marzban

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Shehab Marzban

Marzban is an Egyptian venture capitalist passionate about supporting entrepreneurship and innovation in the MENA region.

He has over a decade of experience in the venture capital industry and has worked with several leading venture capital firms and startups in the region.

Marzban is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Camel Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage startups in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.


Camel Ventures focuses on technology-driven companies in fintech, e-commerce, and software-as-a-service (SaaS) sectors.

Marzban is also the co-founder and CEO of dfin Holding, an Egyptian tech-based financial services platform supporting and promoting FinTech in the non-banking financial services industry.

 

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Agnes Gathaiya

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Agnes Gathaiya

Agnes is a trailblazing technology leader, currently serving as Google’s Country Director in Eastern Africa.

In this role, she is responsible for driving growth and expanding Google’s digital footprint across the African continent. With over 20 years of experience in the technology industry, Agnes is a respected thought leader and advocate for diversity and inclusion, particularly in STEM education and entrepreneurship.

She is also a strong supporter of initiatives that empower women and girls in tech and has played a vital role in advancing Google’s Women Will program in Africa. Agnes is widely regarded as a trailblazing leader in the African tech community and has been recognized for her contributions to the industry through numerous awards and accolades.

 

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The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Bank of Kigali have joined forces to provide a €100 million financing package for agroecological projects in Rwanda.
US-based clean energy companies Astra Energy and Powertron Global have joined forces to establish a joint venture focused on waste-to-energy projects across Africa.
Tanzania’s leading telecom operator, Vodacom Tanzania PLC (VTPLC), has solidified its market dominance by acquiring Smile Communication Tanzania Limited.