For Women’s History Month, we spotlight Oluwaseun Sangoleye, founder of Baby Grubz, a Nigerian baby food company. As a first runner-up in the African Development Bank’s 2020 AgriPitch competition, Sangoleye and Baby Grubz received a $10,000 grant from the Bank’s Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation Multi-Donor Trust Fund. We asked Sangoleye about her journey to change the way mothers think about nutrition and feeding their babies.
Le Sénégal tend à devenir un modèle révolutionnaire dans le secteur de l’assainissement avec un programme national axé sur l’assainissement autonome.
#SomaliaResponds was a crowdfunding and social media campaign to encourage Somali diaspora communities to support COVID-19 response and recovery efforts in Somalia. We wrote all content for the social media toolkit that was used as an outreach tool for Instagram, WhatsApp and Twitter.
Everyday Heroes highlights local leaders who are contributing to peace in their communities and in Somalia. These leaders, activists, youth and inspired everyday citizens are serving as role models and symbols of hope by inspiring others to reclaim, rebuild and revitalize their communities. This video series highlights grassroots progress in local governance, education, women’s empowerment and youth activism.
The African Development Bank has announced 20 finalists of the AfricavsVirus Challenge(link is external) who will receive a grant of up to $20,000 as well as access to business development and other in-kind services.
Celebrated worldwide every 28 May, Menstrual Hygiene Day raises awareness about menstrual hygiene management (MHM) and the important role it plays in improving the wellbeing of women and girls. Throughout the year, Speak Up Africa prioritizes MHM as a key focus area for the organization, impacting how menstrual health is talked about and advocated for across West Africa.
Market liberalisation, globalisation and agribusiness expansion is growing rapidly around the globe. Increased demand for agriculture, especially within Africa, is creating an opportunity for emerging agribusinesses.
On International Women’s Day, Speak Up Africa partners with Apiafrique to deliver menstrual hygiene management workshop for high school students
Openly approaching subjects long thought to be cultural taboo is not always an easy task. However, advocating for a better understanding of menstrual hygiene is one commitment Speak Up Africa is dedicated to improving with its campaign “No Taboo Periods”.
Did you enjoy the first installment of “The Agenda”? I’ve spent several weeks thinking about creating a way to share all the goodies I discover on women doing #BOSS things across tech–as both founders and funders–but let fear hold me back for while. However, June turned out to be a good month for releasing fears and “saying yes” to all the things that scared me.
When I first saw a link to Chuku’s Nigerian tapas restaurant in my social media timeline, the first thing I thought was, “Isn’t that an oxymoron?” I mean, tapas is a Spanish style of dining comprised of small, or snack-sized, plates of food, but who eats snack-sized Nigerian food?
How a Little Innovation and Determination Helped One Community in Senegal Reach Zero Malaria-related Deaths
The community of Thiénaba, 180 km from Dakar, Senegal’s capital city, has not had a malaria-related death since 2009. Prior to this, malaria was taking many lives in the community, including Ami Diop, a 12-year-old girl, who passed away in October 1999 after a two day sickness with fever.
It was a busy week at the 7th Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM). The mass of information presented in panels, plenaries and symposia was diverse, with researchers, health workers, program managers, ministers and others working to eliminate malaria on the African continent and globally, learning, teaching and networking with each other.
Below are some of the highlights from the week.
Senegal’s National Office of Sanitation revels new vision for non-sewered sanitation across the country
In 2011, Senegal’s National Office of Sanitation (ONAS) set up a pilot program to better organize and restructure the country’s fecal sludge management (FSM) sector. On Thursday, 7 June, 2018, with a host of potential investment partners present, Lansana Gagny Sakho, Director General of ONAS, revealed the organization’s plan to scale the project through the establishment of a National Program for Sustainable Development of Non-Sewered Sanitation in Senegal (PNDDAA).