Ambassador distributed 1,200 solar lights in Ethiopia & more

Check out some of the Ambassador news that you may have missed this week:

Wubetu Shimelash partnered with Watts of Love to deliver 1,200 solar lights to support 8,400 people in Ethiopia. Learn more here.

Devika Malik was invited to be a panellist by both BBC World Service and BBC World News telecast in India, speaking about disability inclusion in the workforce. Watch here.

Comedian Noam Shuster is touring the United States throughout 2020. Find her full schedule here.

Kennedy Ekezie's startup Africave has been selected as one of the Africa Business Conference's Top 10 new African startups. The team will be pitching at Harvard Business School on 14 February. More information here.

Fatoumatta Kassama was invited by Nile TV International to share her experiences on their Daily Debate Show. Watch her interview here.

Gretta Hohl and Miganoush Magarian, founders of TeachSurfing, won 239,000 EUR funding for their upcoming project - Youth Volunteer Educators e-learning Program (e-VELP). Learn more here.

OYW and Hub Culture collaborated during Davos. Watch their interviews of OYW Co-Founder Kate Robertson and OYW Ambassadors Liz Rebecca Alarcon, Megan Doepker, Luke Davies and Božanka Vitanova here.

Diana Paredes was a prominent voice at the WEF annual meeting in Davos. Watch her share her thoughts at a press conference on 'How to Implement Responsible AI' here.

Olasupo Abideen was selected as the sole Nigerian among the 12 global ambassadors for Youth Power Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) campaign initiative. Learn more.

Andrea Ngombet is asking for support for 5 incarcerated Congolese citizens. Learn about how you can help here.

Bloomberg invited Shilpa Yarlagadda to share her thoughts on the importance of funding female entrepreneurs. Watch here.

130 trainees from PJ Mandewa Cole's Lifeline Nehemiah Projects graduated from courses in electrical installation, hospitality & cooking, and computer skills. More here.

Ghida Ibrahim was a speaker at the most recent TEDxLeicesterWomen event. Watch her speak here.

Andrea Orsag was a moderator during the Nordic Circular Economy Summit in Amsterdam. Learn more here.

Millicent Barty spoke on Paoa FM - Solomon Islands largest FM station - about her changemakers journey.

Robin Lewis was included in Japan Times's directory of who's who in the world of business in Japan. Read more here.

World Future Energy Summit

Awards

Allen Mohammadi’s PlasticFry was awarded as the World’s Most Innovative Sustainability Startup at the World Future Energy Summit, selected from 1,402 companies from 128 countries. More information here. [photo left]

Achaleke Christian was selected to receive the Premio Mundo Negro Award from the Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus. More here.

Kriti Sharma's rAinbow project was one of the recipients of the Twilio.org Awards, earning a grant to provide resources to victims of gender-based violence via her targeted app. Learn more here.

Events & Meetups

Johannesburg, meetup

 

Johannesburg, South Africa

 

 

Peru, meet-up

 

Lima, Peru

Montreal, meetup

 

Montreal, Canada

 

 

Sao Paulo, meetup

 

São Paulo, Brazil

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