Africa Leaders Magazine

Science, Technology & Innovation

FRED SWANIKER-PASSIONATE SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR AND LEADERSHIP EXPERT

Fred Swaniker is a Ghanaian entrepreneur and education advocate who has made significant contributions to the field of education in Africa. Born in Ghana in 1976, Swaniker has dedicated his career to addressing the challenges of leadership development and education on the continent. His innovative ideas have garnered widespread recognition for their impact in shaping …

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BOHLALE MPHAHLELE- THE YOUNG SCIENTIST WHO CREATED AN ALERTING EARPIECE TO CURB GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING

According to the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, South Africa has one of the highest rates of violence against women on the entire continent, with a rate five times the global average. One in four women will experience violence by men, and women are five times more likely to be killed. According …

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BARCLAY PAUL OKARI-FROM A VOLUNTEER TEACHING TO DEVELOPING SANITARY TOWELS THAT IS CHANGING LIVES

Barclay Paul Okari is the founder of Impact Africa Industries which was  started when he was only 19 in 2011, as a way to help  solve a particular problem besetting many girls in Kenya’s rural communities. As a serial  entrepreneur, his  journey began with his volunteer work at a girls’ high school in Western Kenya. …

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BOLA BARDET- REVOLUTIONALISING HEALTH INSURANCE IN AFRICA THROUGH SUSU

Bola Bardet serves as the visionary behind Susu, a startup committed to enhancing healthcare services for the African diaspora, enabling them to provide top-tier care for their loved ones in their home countries. Susu’s comprehensive range of services encompasses preventive healthcare, comprehensive medical coverage locally and internationally, emergency healthcare, and pharmaceutical delivery. As the driving …

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SHERIEN ELAGROUDY-FOUNDER OF EGYPT’S FIRST SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

Elagrody is a  distinguished professional in the field of environmental engineering who   has  strong commitment to research, education, and practical solutions for solid waste management and environmental sustainability. She pursued her Ph.D. studies at Ryerson University, where she conducted research on the settlement of bioreactor landfills. This research was groundbreaking in its approach to reducing …

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Founder of Brastorne

MARTIN STIMELA-REVOLUTIONALISING AGRICULTURE IN BOTSWANA

Martin Stimela is Co-founder and CEO of Brastorne Enterprises,  a company committed to connecting 760 million Africans who lack meaningful access to today’s digital world. Out  of Africa’s 1  billion people, 350 million own mobile phones – however  most lack meaningful digital access. Increasingly, the path to economic opportunity is through the internet. The digital …

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KIDUS ASFAW-TURNING HARD-TO-RECYCLE PLASTIC WASTE INTO LOW COST BUILDING MATERIALS

Kidus Asfaw is the  CEO  and Co-founder of Kubik – an environmental tech company turning plastic waste into low-carbon buildings. Having grown up in Ethiopia, Kidus has seen firsthand how the lack of access to information was marginalizing its most vulnerable citizens. Inspired by this experience he decided to combine his love for technology with …

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LUDWICK MARISHANE – THE DRY BATH INVENTION PROVIDNING BETTER HYGIENE TO PEOPLE THAT HAVE INADEQUATE WATER ACCESS

One’s passion can unavoidably become an  addiction towards any significant endeavor and that is the story of a 28year old   South African entrepreneur,  Ludwick Marishane . He finds so much fulfillment in teaching  and mentoring other people to identify and reach their true and full potential. When one of his school friends was too lazy …

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KIKE ONIWINDE – THE GROUNDBREAKING FOUNDER OF THE FAMOUS LONDON-BASED APP BYP NETWORK

Kike Oniwinde is a British former javelin thrower, and the co-founder of BYP Network. BYP Network is a platform that connects Black professionals with each other and corporations. A former javelin thrower, . Kike grew up in East London and has always been a hard worker, born in 1992, she lived with her mother and her two brothers. …

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DR GECI KARURI – SEBINA – PIORNEERING THE PATHWAY OF STEM EXCELLENCE

Kenyan-born Dr Geci Karuri-Sebina’s passion for STEM was first sparked when she was still at school and has not slowed down since. Based in Johannesburg, she is an Associate Professor at the Wits School of Governance (WSG), through which she also holds the role of National  Organiser of the Civic Tech Innovation Network (CTIN). Her …

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