Vital Sounouvou holds a Bachelor degree in Telecommunications and Software Engineering from the UIT de Calais in France, and a Business certificate from the University of Texas at Austin. Listed on Forbes Africa's 30 under 30 list of 2016, His professional life spans from the Annual Investment Meeting of the United Arab Emirates government where he managed African relations, to the Corporate Council on Africa in Washington D.C, and Microsoft’s Johannesburg offices. Fellow of President Obama’s Initiative for Young African Leaders (YALI) and of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program; awarded Ambassador of the Global Youth Innovation Network by IFAD, he is member of numerous leadership networks and he is active at numerous events and trade shows in West and Central Africa, USA, Russia and United Arab Emirates. Vital has an extensive experience doing trade between sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, through independent trade representation deals with kEnglish, French and several local languages.
Stévy WALLACE "l'immortel" is a consultant in Digital Strategies / Digital Communication and Customer Relation Management. He holds a degree in E-business from the ESG MBA in Paris, with an Expert Title in Digital Strategy Level I (FR) 7 (EU). He was Sales and Digital Marketing Manager at WIMI (France), a collaborative project management solution based in Paris until July 2016 when he was called by the President of the Republic of Benin, His Excellency Patrice Talon for Serving on his side, as Head of Digital Communication at the Presidency of the Republic of Benin. He is head of a team in charge of:
- digital communication of the President of the Republic of Benin.
- the Presidency of the Republic of Benin as an institution and related structures
- the whole government
- and the brand image of Benin on the Internet (nation branding).
He initiated the Benin Digital Day in 2015, which he moderated on the theme "Techniques of research, methods and tools of watch on the Internet" and ambitionne soon organized the "Benin Digital Week" coupled with "Benin Digital Awards" He shared until recently through the #DigitAstuces on his social networks, daily tricks on digital communication, monitoring techniques, notions of digital marketing, CRM and customer relations, etc ... He is the initiator of the Program of Concerted Governance of Benin #PGCbenin (www.pgcbenin.org) which allowed during the presidential elections several Beninese and citizens of the world to express their expectations vis-a-vis the Head of State . He has several social media campaigns and IRL (In Real Life) and is also known to be a young person engaged in social and citizen actions, through, the No Limit generation, a community organization that he founded in 2012. http://www.limmortel.fr/
Arielle Ahouansou is a medical doctor from Benin, and the founder of KEA Medicals Pharmaceutics & Technologies, a company which improves the healthcare system in Africa through a universal medical directory platform https://keamedical.com. In 2014 she founded REFELD BENIN, an NGO which has mentored and sponsored the education of 2000 children in the So-Ava village through the project ‘’Illuminate Life of 2000 children’’; coached over 50 women on business and entrepreneurship, leading to the creation of over 22 companies employing other women; trained over 50 HIV positive mothers on mitigating the risks of mother-to-child contamination during a training involving over 250 HIV positive people. She won the Africa Peace Builder Award in October 2016 from World Peace Initiative; and was named among the Top 20 Most promising young African Women by the Girls 20 Summit. Arielle speaks French, english and several local languages.
Kirstie RANDALL comes from England and after graduating as a nurse, she has spent nearly 10 of her 19 years in the profession working in Africa – all of those with Mercy Ships. She is passionate about injustice and having worked as a nurse, Nursing Supervisor, Hospital Director and now the Medical Capacity Building Director onboard the m/v Africa Mercy, she is dedicated to improving access to safe surgery for all. She has learnt so much from the beauty of living and working in Africa and, above all, loves that building relationships supersedes everything else in this rich culture.
"She defines herself as an experimentalist, but her center of gravity remains and remains creativity." . With Her diploma in Public Administration, Sènami, chooses the option of entrepreneurship and artistic creation. This young autodidact has three great passions in life: art, culture and travel. Enriching oneself by living off her passions, this is the challenge that Sènami has launched. So she experimented. For as she says, it is by making experiments and trials that one finally finds the right key, that of success. In 2013, thanks to her creations, she participated in the international exhibition ‹‹ francophonie au féminin ›› organized for the days of the Francophonie. Over the years, she took part in several artistic workshops. More recently in 2016, along with other young designers, they initiated the ‘’Vootoon’’ , the festival of drawing in the country Vodoun, Benin. This event allowed the promotion of drawing to young schoolchildren and college students. Apart from this, Sènami also worked during the ‘’festival éclosions urbaines’’ in the city of Porto-Novo, to the rehabilitation of cultural places by means of murals. She holds to her credit leblogdeSenami.com, which mixes, humor and daily realities of Benin through drawing. This blog is intended to be both a playful and educational tool on the historical and cultural heritage of Benin. In the same year, she launched ‘’Folies Lumineuses’’. The concept: illustrated articles including t-shirts to enhance the heritage of his country, not only with his compatriots but also across borders. For this young woman, development requires the promotion of local culture and values, and artistic creation plays an important role here.
Daniel is a social change evangelist, community developer, career coach, author of 6 books, social entrepreneur, personal development trainer and a philanthropist. Daniel's focus and specializes in: Education, Youth Leadership Development and Women Empowerment. He's continually helping the youth in Ghana and other parts of Africa develop their given potentials and becoming more self-aware for greater socioeconomic good. His mission is to transform lives and inspire change in Africa and has impacted more than 90,000 youths across Africa and some part of Europe. Daniel’s now a UN SDG Advocate helping promote the Sustainable Development Goals in Ghana. Daniel is named 2017 Top 30 under 30 Future of Ghana Pioneer . Daniel is a YALI Go Green Champion, Champion for Habitat III Working Group of the UN Major Group for Children & Youth for the West and Central Africa Region, member for Disaster Risk Reduction Working Group of the United Nation Major Group for Children & Youth for the West and Central Africa Region, Founding Curator and Hub Chair of Global Shapers Community Cape Coast Hub under the auspices of the World Economic Forum, Associate Fellow of Royal Commonwealth Society, a Certified World Climate Facilitator by Climate Interactive and the curator of TEDxSpintexWomen
Jean Philippe Houssou is a social entrepreneur and the founder of the mobile car wash system called "The Triton". He used to work as a financial analyst for an investment bank in New York. He now offers risk management services to english speaking people investing in West Africa. He holds an MBA in Strategy.
Farida Saïdou, a 20-year-old student and a year-long student in business communication, is a Beninese whose activities oscillate between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and her blog. The latter, developed on the platform www.faridasaidou.com is the place for her to establish her thoughts and convictions. She discusses terms focused on personal development and fashion. For her, true freedom is when one is oneself and it is necessary to love oneself before being loved. Farida speaks French, English and other local languages.
Kadidiatou Camara African citizen, mother of a family and entrepreneur. Founder and artistic director of the OSHARA clothing brand. Passionate about the artistic expression of all types, literature, fashion and interior decoration, holds a Bachelor's Degree in Management Computer Science and a Master's Degree in Business Administration. My brick for Africa: it is the initiative "everything is still possible" for the African women's educational nerve support to our society she says.
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