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Friday, January 16 • 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Kumvana Program Introduction

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“Kumvana” means “Unite so we may discuss and understand” in the Malawian Chichewa dialect. The Kumvana Program builds young African professionals’ capacities while fostering rich collaborations between Canadian and African partners. Each year, EWB selects ten to fifteen dynamic leaders from Africa linked to EWB’s portfolios to participate in this program.

This year five of these leaders will be attending the conference, and will be introduced to all of the conference delegates during this "Kumvana Program Introduction."

Learn more at kumvana.ewb.ca

Facilitators
avatar for Florian Villaumé

Florian Villaumé

Director of Leadership Development, le playground Canada

Speakers
avatar for Annatu Abdulai

Annatu Abdulai

Finance Associate, Growth Mosaic
Annatu Abdulai is a Finance Associate with Growth Mosaic, a firm in Ghana that accelerates Small and Medium Sized Businesses with a social impact to become investment-ready, and match-makes them with appropriate investors.  | | Annatu joined Growth Mosaic as an Analyst involved in Market Intelligence and Marketing. She worked on projects in Clean Water, Sanitation, Recycling, Soya bean and Healthcare and Neem Oil just to... Read More →
avatar for Rafiatu (Nafisa) Adams

Rafiatu (Nafisa) Adams

Social Entrepreneur, Beads of Hope
Nafisa Rafiatu Adams joined Kumvana to grow her skills as a social entrepreneur and community leader. Her business, Beads of Hope, had modest beginnings as a ten-person operation and has since grown to employ nearly fifty women – many of whom were previously her community’s most vulnerable: rescued child brides, teenage mothers, and girls engaged in child prostitution. Nafisa is proud that her beaded jewellery has been able to offer... Read More →
avatar for Miles Adongo

Miles Adongo

Operations Manager, SilverRose Company Limited
Miles Adongo is an imaginative business leader with big goals – he wants to change both the agricultural and development sectors in Ghana. He is already leveraging the resources of his mechanized family farm to help small-scale farmers improve their livelihoods and he sees more potential for stronger public-private sector partnerships. Miles sees the Kumvana program as an opportunity to explore ways of making positive change for vulnerable... Read More →
avatar for Joyce Afeke

Joyce Afeke

Lecturer, Kwadaso Agricultural College Ghana
Joyce Afeke has been a key contributor in numerous educational programs and initiatives at Kwadaso Agricultural College. Her academic specialties include food safety standards and animal feed formulations – an important agricultural sector as the demand for meat products continues to grow quickly in Ghana. | | Joyce’s leadership at the College is helping bring students closer to farmers in rural communities. An instrumental... Read More →
avatar for Rasheeda Yehuza

Rasheeda Yehuza

Software Developer, VOTO Mobile Ghana
As a social entrepreneur, Rasheeda co-founded Tech Needs Girls Ghana, an annual workshop for girls in Senior Secondary Schools. The workshop involves a hands-on session where girls learn to develop mobile and web applications, interact with teaching software on the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineer, and Mathematics), and meet female technologists who instruct and mentor them. An instructor and mentor herself, Rasheeda has also spoken... Read More →


Friday January 16, 2015 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Ballroom 900 de la gauchetière ouest

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