Karen founded The Biz Nation with her sisters Daniela and Stephanie to increase entrepreneurial spirit among young people and have reached over 500,000 people so far. They have a user base that spans six countries in Latin America, using content devised by teachers from eight countries. The Biz Nation has introduced a new way of teaching students in Colombia and beyond, using their research based methodology to increase attention and interest in the classroom.
SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
Brice leads the Men Na Nekk project to reduce the risk of violent extremism spreading into Senegal. Men Na Nekk has taught 900 school children and 450 school leavers about countering violent extremism, and equipped them with practical skills that will help them to be financially independent in the future. Senegal is a relatively peaceful country, but neighbouring states including Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Mali have experienced political unrest and terrorist attacks in recent years. Brice’s work focuses on cities bordering Senegal, such as Kedougou, located near the Mali border.
Jonathan is the Head Culture Catalyst for ‘95%’, a consultancy that specialises in improving company performance through cultural transformation. Jonathan and his team have impacted 5,800 business leaders across Malaysia since 2015. The name comes from a study that claims that even the smartest person only uses 5% of her brain capacity, thus Jonathan and his organisation work to tap into the underutilised 95%. ‘95%’ strives to turn workplaces into ‘joyplaces’. For an organisation to become a joyplace, two conditions must hold: business must be thriving, and people must be winning.
Zinah founded Ishtar Handmade Soap to provide Iraqi women with opportunities to become self sufficient and generate income.
Imrana founded the Youth Coalition Against Terrorism (YOCAT) in 2010 to provide young people with skills training and to promote peace in northern Nigeria, directly impacting 6,000 people to date. The organisation aims to unite young people against violent extremism in the country through its Security Awareness Campaign.
Prince co-founded Coliba Ghana in 2016 to address the issue of plastic pollution and to promote environmental sustainability. Coliba Ghana currently operates 40 recycling centres in Accra plus 16 across Cote D’ivoire, and has recycled 700 tons of waste in total.