William Smith

William Smith is the Co-Founder & Executive Director of Monrovia Football Academy. Founded in October 2015, the Liberia-based Academy combines high-quality education with professional sport training to improve academic performance, break down gender barriers, and empower Liberia’s future leaders. Under Smith’s direction, the Academy’s rigorous academic model and commitment to gender equality has been recognized

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Rosie Motene

Rosie Motene is a Pan African Media proprietor, who holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts (Honours) from the University of the Witwatersrand. Rosie is an award-winning actor, TV and radio presenter, TV and film producer. She has also excelled as an author, global emcee and speaker; voice-over artist, (The SAA official Inflight announcer). Rosie is also production

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Patrick Awuah

Patrick Awuah is Founder and President of Ashesi University in Ghana, which is striving to educate a new generation of ethical and entrepreneurial leaders in Africa. Before founding Ashesi, Awuah worked as a Program Manager for Microsoft, where he spearheaded the development of dial-up internetworking technologies and gained a reputation for bringing difficult projects to

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Dr Iqbal Survé

Dr Survé is a Physician, Entrepreneur and an ardent Philanthropist, born and educated in Cape Town, South Africa. He was affectionately known as the “Struggle Doctor” because of his provision of medical care towards victims of apartheid brutality including some of those imprisoned on the infamous Robben Island. Dr Survé had both a personal and/or

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Vuyiswa Sidzumo

Vuyiswa is a scientist by training with an MSc in Biochemistry. She has, however, worked within the social justice and development arena for more than 20 years. Over this time, she has worked within government, civil society, the United Nations and the philanthropy sector. Vuyiswa joined Ford Foundation Officer for Southern Africa team on 1

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Dr. Isayvani Naicker

Dr. Isayvani Naicker has over 20 years’ management and practical experience in resource mobilisation, strategic international and government to government partnerships, donor support, advocacy and policy consultation, research and policy advice. Prior to joining African Academy of Sciences, she worked as a Chief Director of International Resources at the Department of Science and Technology South Africa.

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Dr. Acha Leke

A Senior Partner in the Johannesburg office, Dr. Acha Leke started his career at McKinsey & Company as a Summer Associate in South Africa in 1998. He rejoined the Firm in Atlanta in 1999 and transferred back to Johannesburg in 2002 to help expand the Firm’s activities across Sub- Saharan Africa. Acha relocated to Lagos

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C.D. Glin

C.D. Glin is the President & CEO of the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF), an independent agency established by Congress to support and invest in African owned and led enterprises which improve lives and livelihoods in poor and vulnerable African communities. USADF has approximately $60 million invested in more than 500 African community and social

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Ndanatsei Bofu-Tawamba

Ndanatsei Bofu-Tawamba, an African citizen and Zimbabwean national, is the CEO & Executive Director at Urgent Action Fund-Africa (UAF-Africa), in Kenya. UAF-Africa is a feminist and pan-African rapid re-sponse grant making organization that invests in Afri-can women’s power to change the status quo. Ndana is a seasoned feminist and women’s rights advocate, a social entrepreneur

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Elizabeth Tanya Masiyiwa

Elizabeth Tanya Masiyiwa is a social entrepreneur and advocate for youth-led social change. Elizabeth is the managing director of Delta and the co-founder of Simba Education, a leading African edutech company in early years education. She is a strategic advisor on talent and long-term investment at Higherlife Foundation, for which she is also a board

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