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Glocal Citizens

Author: Florence Adu

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Do you dream about “doing something” abroad? Then consider Glocal Citizens required listening in the due diligence, trusted advisor and inspiration department. In each episode, your host, Florence Adu visits with dynamic diasporans making local and global impact designing and applying their craft. Florence and her guests discuss the personal and professional dimensions of glocal citizenship and round out the conversation with a deep dive into to the business of their business, covering the technical and operational components of the work of “doing something."
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Greetings from Ghana Glocal Citizens! I'm back in Accra and diving into a hot topic across the globe - Cannabis: to free or not to free the weed. This week my guest is the Founder and President of the Hempire [Hemp] Association of Ghana and the Hempire Association of Africa - which currently has 13 member states. He is also the Founder of the Hempire Agric Ghana, Limited. He is a former Class 1 Referee who has served in the United Kingdom for 10 years as well as in Ghana. Nana has played a pivotal roles in educating the Ministers, Members of Parliament, Government Agencies and Civil servants about the health benefits, environmental and economic benefits of cannabis. He has appeared on numerous media platforms audio and audio/visual championing the cause for decriminalization. Nana, originally from Ghana, is a specialist in Personnel Management from the University of Southwark in London. Passionate about footall, he is currently a UEFA Licensed Football Coach and Level 1 & 2 Coach Educator. This two part interview promises to be a great "hempucational" experience. Where to find Nana? www.hempassociationgh.com (http://www.hempassociationgh.com/) On Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/hempghana) On Twitter (https://twitter.com/kwasinom) What's Nana Reading? The Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B06XTJ9KPW&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_5FGGSMEQHP9VWM3BGQ9B) by Marcus Garvey and Amy Jacques Garvey Other topics of interest: Act 1019, Ghana's Hemp Legislation (https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/What-you-need-to-know-about-Ghana-s-legalisation-of-cannabis-900607) Futura 75 Cannabis Sativa L Hemp Seeds (https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpls.2019.01265/full) Harry Aslinger (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_J._Anslinger) Reefer Madness (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reefer_Madness) Asante Mampong (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mampong) Marcus Garvey's Black Star Line (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Star_Line#:~:text=The%20Black%20Star%20Line%201919,other%20members%20of%20the%20UNIA.&text=It%20stands%20today%20as%20a,Garvey%20followers%20and%20Pan%2DAfricanists) Special Guest: Nana Kwaku Agyemang.
Greetings from Ghana Glocal Citizens! I'm back in Accra and diving into a hot topic across the globe - Cannabis: to free or not to free the weed. This week my guest is the Founder and President of the Hempire [Hemp] Association of Ghana and the Hempire Association of Africa - which currently has 13 member states. He is also the Founder of the Hempire Agric Ghana, Limited. He is a former Class 1 Referee who has served in the United Kingdom for 10 years as well as in Ghana. Nana has played a pivotal roles in educating the Ministers, Members of Parliament, Government Agencies and Civil servants about the health benefits, environmental and economic benefits of cannabis. He has appeared on numerous media platforms audio and audio/visual championing the cause for decriminalization. Nana, originally from Ghana, is a specialist in Personnel Management from the University of Southwark in London. Passionate about footall, he is currently a UEFA Licensed Football Coach and Level 1 & 2 Coach Educator. This two part interview promises to be a great "hempucational" experience. Where to find Nana? www.hempassociationgh.com (http://www.hempassociationgh.com/) On Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/hempghana) On Twitter (https://twitter.com/kwasinom) What's Nana Reading? The Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B06XTJ9KPW&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_5FGGSMEQHP9VWM3BGQ9B) by Marcus Garvey and Amy Jacques Garvey Other topics of interest: Act 1019, Ghana's Hemp Legislation (https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/What-you-need-to-know-about-Ghana-s-legalisation-of-cannabis-900607) Futura 75 Cannabis Sativa L Hemp Seeds (https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpls.2019.01265/full) Harry Aslinger (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_J._Anslinger) Reefer Madness (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reefer_Madness) Asante Mampong (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mampong) Marcus Garvey's Black Star Line (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Star_Line#:~:text=The%20Black%20Star%20Line%201919,other%20members%20of%20the%20UNIA.&text=It%20stands%20today%20as%20a,Garvey%20followers%20and%20Pan%2DAfricanists) Special Guest: Nana Kwaku Agyemang.
Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week's guest is my first "World Banker." Born and raised in Denmark and currently based in Nepal, Jonas Ingemann Parby is a Senior Urban Specialist in the South Asia Region with the World Bank. Jonas has led and worked on lending operations and analytical products in more than 20 countries across Latin America, Africa, South East Asia, and South Asia. His expertise focuses on local governance and decentralization, urban resilience, municipal finance, and housing. Before joining the World Bank Group, Jonas served as Adviser at DANIDA (Danish Agency for Development Assistance) and worked for several international NGOs. Prior to relocating to Nepal with his wife and daughter, Jonas lived and worked in the United States, Cambodia, Thailand, Uganda, and Peru. Fluent in five languages, Jonas also has a particular fluency in nature where he finds the best kinds of mindset hacks through his global and local adventures. In this conversation we learn quite a bit about the project development process at the World Bank and some of the solution-scaping activities that Jonas has been involved in implementing. Press Play @ 00:10:17 "Why the Where?" 00:14:24 "Jonas' Glocal Speak" 00:42:57 "Jonas' Mindset Hack" Where to find Jonas? On LinkedIn (linkedin.com/in/jonas-ingemann-parby-24b6042) On Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/jonas.parby) On Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/jonasiparby/) On Twitter (https://twitter.com/j_parby) Other topics of interest: Nepal Urban Governance and Infrastructure Project (https://www.developmentaid.org/#!/news-stream/post/83751/world-bank-supported-us150-million-urban-governance-and-infrastructure-project-launched-in-nepa) On Climate Change Mitigation (https://www.oecd.org/environment/cc/41751042.pdf) On Namaste (https://theconversation.com/why-namaste-has-become-the-perfect-pandemic-greeting-147149) Danish Children's Songs (https://www.mamalisa.com/?t=ec&c=47) Special Guest: Jonas Ingemann Parby.
Greetings Glocal Citizens! In preparation for this week's episode, I was excited to spend some time tuning my Francophone ears AND eyes watching episodes of African Woman 2.0 (https://www.youtube.com/c/AfriqueFemme/videos?view=0&sort=dd&shelf_id=1), hosted by my guest, Aissata Sidibé N’Dia, president and founding member of Yelenba-Women in Action. The creation of Yelenba is the result of a collaborative decision to support, through concrete actions, African women and girls, offering them opportunities to improve their daily lives. In addition to her philanthropic pursuits, Aissata is also runs the popular Francophone platform www.afriquefemme.com. Aissata holds an MBA from the University of Maryland in the United States and over 18 years of communications experience. She started her career at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) where she spent thirteen years in various positions in the Communication Department. At the end of 2015, her family relocated to Abidjan, where she worked as a Communication Expert, with the team responsible for the implementation of the Compact Program of the Ivory Coast of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). Following her work with MCC, Aissata served as the West Africa Communication Manager at the African Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF), a Nairobi-based development institution that operates in agribusiness and renewable energies. This position allowed her to expand her network in sub-Saharan Africa and gain a better understanding of the challenges of small private sector businesses and the rural communities they support. Speaking with Aissata was definitely a treat you'll not want to miss as we take a mini tour living, working and playing in Francophone Africa. Where to find Aissata? On LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/aissatasidibe/) On Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/AfriqueFemme) On Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/tata.sidibe2.0/) On YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/c/AfriqueFemme/) Yelenba on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/yelenba_womeninaction/) www.yelenba.org (https://yelenba.org/) What's Aissata reading" If the Black is not Capable of Standing... (http://www.michel-lafon.fr/livre/2024-SI_LE_NOIR_N_EST_PAS_CAPABLE_DE_SE_TENIR_DEBOUT_LAISSEZ-LE_TOMBER_TOUT_CE_QUE_JE_VOUS_DEMANDE_C_EST_DE_NE_PAS_L_EMPECHER_DE_SE_TENIR_DEBOUT.html) by Venance Konan Half a Yellow Sun (https://smile.amazon.com/dp/1400095204/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_VB7PNVKHXSV0PAESASPT) by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Other topics of interest: On Bambara (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bambara_language) Millennium Challenge Corporation (https://www.mcc.gov/) International Monetary Fund (https://www.imf.org/en/Home) African Enterprise Challenge Fund (https://www.aecfafrica.org/) Special Guest: Aissata Sidibe N’Dia.
Greetings Glocal Citizens! We're straddling borders between East Africa and New York City on this week's episode as I visit with Milton Allimadi, publisher of The Black Star News (https://www.blackstarnews.com). He is also the author of 'The Hearts of Darkness..' about the history of Western media demonization of Africa. Milton attended the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia for an M.S. degree where he won the prestigious James Wechsler Memorial Prize award in international journalism at Columbia. He has M.A. and Bachelors degrees in Economics from Syracuse University. He started his journalism career with internships at The Journal of Commerce and The Wall Street Journal. He was a freelance reporter for The New York Times, a reporter and deputy managing editor with The City Sun, before founding The Black Star News. He is also an Adjunct Professor of African History at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY). He can be heard Tuesday afternoons @ 3PM on WBAI 99.5 FM or wbai.org Radio as the host of "The Black Star News Show (https://www.wbai.org/program.php?program=360)" as well as on his weekly podcast, The African History Club on Patreon. Where to find Milton? On LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/milton-allimadi-0079ba3) On Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/milton.allimadi) On Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/miltonallimadi/) On Twitter (https://twitter.com/allimadi) On WBAI.org (https://www.wbai.org/program/?program=407) On Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/Africanhistoryclub) What's Milton listening to? François "Franco" Luambo Luanzo Makiadi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franco_Luambo) Bob Marley (https://www.bobmarley.com/) Fela Kuti (https://felakuti.com/) Jimi Hendrix (https://www.jimihendrix.com/biography) Carlos Santana (https://www.santana.com) Other topics of interest: Uganda's U Vote app (https://nilepost.co.ug/2021/01/03/nup-develops-app-to-fight-vote-rigging-in-2021-election/) Robert "Bobbi Wine" Kyagulanyi Ssentamu (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobi_Wine) Yoweri Museveni (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoweri_Museveni) About Andrew "Andy" Cooper (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_W._Cooper) Abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Lloyd_Garrison) Journalist Lloyd Garrison (http://www.nornow.org/2014/07/01/lloyd-garrison-founding-editor-norfolk-now-dies-83/) Special Guest: Milton Allimadi.
Greetings Glocal Citizens! We're straddling borders between East Africa and New York City on this week's episode as I visit with Milton Allimadi, publisher of The Black Star News (https://www.blackstarnews.com). He is also the author of 'The Hearts of Darkness..' about the history of Western media demonization of Africa. Milton attended the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia for an M.S. degree where he won the prestigious James Wechsler Memorial Prize award in international journalism at Columbia. He has M.A. and Bachelors degrees in Economics from Syracuse University. He started his journalism career with internships at The Journal of Commerce and The Wall Street Journal. He was a freelance reporter for The New York Times, a reporter and deputy managing editor with The City Sun, before founding The Black Star News. He is also an Adjunct Professor of African History at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY). He can be heard Tuesday afternoons @ 3PM on WBAI 99.5 FM or wbai.org Radio as the host of "The Black Star News Show (https://www.wbai.org/program.php?program=360)" as well as on his weekly podcast, The African History Club on Patreon. Where to find Milton? On LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/milton-allimadi-0079ba3) On Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/milton.allimadi) On Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/miltonallimadi/) On Twitter (https://twitter.com/allimadi) On WBAI.org (https://www.wbai.org/program/?program=407) On Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/Africanhistoryclub) What's Milton listening to? François "Franco" Luambo Luanzo Makiadi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franco_Luambo) Bob Marley (https://www.bobmarley.com/) Fela Kuti (https://felakuti.com/) Jimi Hendrix (https://www.jimihendrix.com/biography) Carlos Santana (https://www.santana.com) Other topics of interest: Uganda's U Vote app (https://nilepost.co.ug/2021/01/03/nup-develops-app-to-fight-vote-rigging-in-2021-election/) Robert "Bobbi Wine" Kyagulanyi Ssentamu (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobi_Wine) Yoweri Museveni (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoweri_Museveni) About Andrew "Andy" Cooper (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_W._Cooper) Abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Lloyd_Garrison) Journalist Lloyd Garrison (http://www.nornow.org/2014/07/01/lloyd-garrison-founding-editor-norfolk-now-dies-83/) Special Guest: Milton Allimadi.
Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week we meet another creative mover and shaker, literally. Born in Illinois to immigrants from Rwanda and Uganda, acclaimed vocalist & songwriter, Somi Kakoma has built a career of transatlantic sonicism and storytelling. Her latest album Holy Room - Live at Alte Oper with Frankfurt Radio Big Band (Salon Africana 2020) was recorded in an 18th Century German opera house in May 2019 and is currently nominated for a 2021 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Her last studio album Petite Afrique (Sony 2017) was written as a song cycle about the African immigrant experience in the midst of Harlem’s gentrification in New York City and won the 2018 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Album. Petite Afrique is the highly anticipated follow-up to Somi's major label debut The Lagos Music Salon (Sony 2014) which was inspired by an 18-month creative sabbatical in Lagos, Nigeria and features special guests Angelique Kidjo and Common landed at #1 on US Jazz charts. Both albums were nominated for ECHO Awards in Germany for Best International Jazz Vocalist. Recently venturing into theater, Somi was named a 2019 Sundance Theater Fellow for her original musical, Dreaming Zenzile (http://octopustheatricals.com/somi#:~:text=Dreaming%20Zenzile%20is%20a%20modern,the%20consciousness%20of%20a%20people) about the great South African singer and activist Miriam Makeba (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miriam_Makeba). The premiere production was shut down days before opening due to COVID-19. Somi is a Soros Equality Fellow, a USA Doris Duke Fellow, a TED Senior Fellow, an inaugural Association of Performing Arts Presenters Fellow, a former Artist-in-Residence at Park Avenue Armory, UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance, The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and Baryshnikov Arts Center. She is also the founder of Salon Africana, a boutique arts agency and record label that celebrates the very best of contemporary African artists working in the music and literary arts. Also celebrated for her activism, Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon asked Somi to perform at the United Nations’ General Assembly in commemoration of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. She was also invited to perform at Carnegie Hall alongside Hugh Masekela (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Masekela), Dave Matthews, and Vusi Mahlesela in celebration of South African democracy. Somi and her band continue to perform at international venues and stages around the world. In her heart of hearts, she is an East African Midwestern girl who loves family, poetry, and freedom. Where to find Somi? www.somimusic.com (https://www.somimusic.com/) On Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/somimusic) On Instagram (http://instagram.com/somimusic) On YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/somimusic/featured) On Twitter (https://twitter.com/somimusic) Salon Africana (https://salonafricana.com/) Who is Somi reading? Edwidge Danticat (https://edwidgedanticat.com/) Chimamanda Adichie (https://www.chimamanda.com/) Toni Morrison (https://smile.amazon.com/Toni-Morrison/e/B000APT7NQ?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_2&qid=1610294025&sr=8-2) Rich Dad, Poor Dad (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B08M37LST8&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_IjY-FbZHFKSN7&tag=glocalcitizen-20) by Robert T Kiyosaki What’s Somi listening to? Hervé Samb (http://www.hervesamb.com/en/biographie/) Zoë Modiga (https://www.zoemodiga.com/about) Nduduzo Makhathini (http://www.bluenote.com/artist/nduduzo-makhathini/) Julia Sarr (https://www.rfi.fr/en/culture/20190404-Julia-Sarr-breaking-codes-African-song) Other topics of interest- • On Color Energy (http://www.colourenergy.com/html/what-is.html) Special Guest: Somi Kakoma.
Happy New Year Glocal Citizens! We're starting 2021 on a "write" note. This week my guest is Sala Elise Patterson, a communication, content and brand strategist, and writer. Sala began her career as an editor at Conde Nast Traveler Magazine in New York before leaving to work in international cooperation in the wake of 9-11. That work took her to Rome and Dar es Salaam with the United Nations; to Paris with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development; and to Tunis with the African Development Bank. In 2012, she founded her own communication advisory firm, Songhai Group, which serves international organizations, cultural institutions and mission-driven companies. Clients have included World Bank, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, McKinsey & Company, World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), Galerie Number 8 and National Urban League, among others. Throughout her career, Sala has written on art, culture and lifestyle. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times Style Magazine, Harvard Design Magazine, The Atlantic’s CityLab, KINFOLK, Ford Foundation Report, TRUE Africa, the Musée D’Orsay exhibition catalogue for The Black Model: From Géricault to Matisse and in the short, experimental documentary film, Protect, for which she was the screenwriter. Sala is a native Washingtonian (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crestwood_(Washington,_D.C.)) and product of DC Public Schools. She holds a BA in African-American Literature from Columbia University (cum laude), an MSc in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies and speaks Italian, French, Portuguese and a bit of Japanese. She lives with her husband and 12-year old son in Rome, where she is currently on assignment with the World Bank. Where to find Sala? www.salapatterson.com (https://www.salapatterson.com) On LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/salaelisepatterson) On Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/salaelise/) What’s Sala reading and writing? •The Sun Magazine (https://www.thesunmagazine.org) •Rita Dove (http://people.virginia.edu/~rfd4b/) •James Baldwin (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Baldwin) •Toni Morrison (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toni_Morrison) •Lost in the City (https://smile.amazon.com/Lost-City-20th-anniversary-Stories/dp/006219321X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1609655039&sr=8-1) by Edward P. Jones •Siddharta Mitter (https://siddharthamitter.com) • On Teju Cole (https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/2019/05/teju-cole-on-the-unpredictability-and-potential-of-the-city-once-you-give-up-insisting-on-stereotypes-you-can-really-start-to-see/) • On Adrienne "Ady" Fidelin (https://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/25/style/tmagazine/25tmodel.html) What’s Sala listening to? FIP Radio (https://www.fip.fr) Other topics of interest- • Ady in Works (https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5d7988949b773671860c989b/t/5ef4eafb38c5a1444fe2beef/1593109250462/DOrsay+FINAL+with+cover.pdf) • Man Ray (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_Ray) • Niama Safia Sandy (https://www.instagram.com/___niama___/?hl=en) • School of African and Oriental Studies University (https://www.soas.ac.uk/) Special Guest: Sala Elise Patterson .
Holiday Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week my guest is Joy Namunoga, currently an Advocacy Officer in Governance and Social Accountability at ActionAid International. Joy is a Ugandan, based in Kampala with a 10-year experience in program management, research, public policy, civic technology and community engagement. she’s an expert on governance and social accountability who has designed civic technology projects like “Fix My Community” to strengthen Uganda’s health systems supply chain, and co-designed Uganda System of Electronic Open Data Records (USER) to enhance information flow and transparency. Her work in holding governments accountable was supported by the Community Solutions Program Fellowship from the US Department of State at the Sunlight Foundation, Washington Dc. In 2017/2018, Joy served as Uganda’s Alternate Chairperson for the Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS) Human Rights and Accountability Committee and the brain behind the Health and Education Sector Anti–corruption working groups as platforms for citizens – state engagement. Joy is most definitely a Diasporan one to watch! Where to find Joy? On LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/joy-namunoga-282a42a/) On Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/joyecstasy/) On Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/JoyFaby) On Twitter (https://twitter.com/JoyEcstasy) What’s Joy reading? Worst Enemy, Best Teacher : How to Survive and Thrive with Opponents, Competitors, and the People Who Drive You Crazy (https://smile.amazon.com/Worst-Enemy-Best-Teacher-Competitors/dp/1577314824/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=worst+enemy+best+teacher+book&qid=1608415244&sr=8-3) by Deidre Combs Other books by Deidre Combs (https://smile.amazon.com/Deidre-Combs/e/B001K8MFQS?ref_=dbs_p_pbk_r00_abau_000000) Other topics of interest - • USAID programs in Uganda (https://www.usaid.gov/uganda/health-and-hiv) • MTRAC Uganda (https://www.unicef.org/uganda/what-we-do/mtrac) • Fix My Community Uganda (https://www.facebook.com/fixmycommunityUganda/) • Makerere University (https://www.mak.ac.ug/) Special Guest: Joy Namunoga.
Holiday Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week my guest is Joy Namunoga, currently an Advocacy Officer in Governance and Social Accountability at ActionAid International. Joy is a Ugandan, based in Kampala with a 10-year experience in program management, research, public policy, civic technology and community engagement. she’s an expert on governance and social accountability who has designed civic technology projects like “Fix My Community” to strengthen Uganda’s health systems supply chain, and co-designed Uganda System of Electronic Open Data Records (USER) to enhance information flow and transparency. Her work in holding governments accountable was supported by the Community Solutions Program Fellowship from the US Department of State at the Sunlight Foundation, Washington Dc. In 2017/2018, Joy served as Uganda’s Alternate Chairperson for the Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS) Human Rights and Accountability Committee and the brain behind the Health and Education Sector Anti–corruption working groups as platforms for citizens – state engagement. Joy is most definitely a Diasporan one to watch! Where to find Joy? On LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/joy-namunoga-282a42a/) On Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/joyecstasy/) On Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/JoyFaby) On Twitter (https://twitter.com/JoyEcstasy) What’s Joy reading? Worst Enemy, Best Teacher : How to Survive and Thrive with Opponents, Competitors, and the People Who Drive You Crazy (https://smile.amazon.com/Worst-Enemy-Best-Teacher-Competitors/dp/1577314824/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=worst+enemy+best+teacher+book&qid=1608415244&sr=8-3) by Deidre Combs Other books (https://smile.amazon.com/Deidre-Combs/e/B001K8MFQS?ref_=dbs_p_pbk_r00_abau_000000) _by Deidre Combs _ Other topics of interest - • USAID programs in Uganda (https://www.usaid.gov/uganda/health-and-hiv) • MTRAC Uganda (https://www.unicef.org/uganda/what-we-do/mtrac) • Fix My Community Uganda (https://www.facebook.com/fixmycommunityUganda/) • Makerere University (https://www.mak.ac.ug/) Special Guest: Joy Namunoga.
Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week my guest is adopted Londoner, Jason Page. Before relocating nearly 12 years ago, Jason called Brooklyn, Denver, Seattle, Washington, D.C. and Chattanooga "home" at points in his life. Jason has over 20 years of experience producing events, raising funds and organizing communities with not-for-profit organizations, charities and youth in the United States and England. He currently manages operations for the London Migration Museum (https://www.migrationmuseum.org/) as well as serving as the project manager for the Peckham Platform's (http://www.peckhamplatform.com/) Create Civic Change project, Tilting the Mirror. Always seeking new opportunities that match his commitment to empowering people to be the change in their communities, encouraging engagement in civics and his belief in the power of altruism, in 2019 he launched the South East Salon -- a physical, and now virtual monthly gathering connecting creativity to resource while celebrating South East London. He's also co-founder @ 40PERCENT LONDON (https://www.instagram.com/40percentldn/), a consultancy that works with organizations to reach their goals and potential around inclusion, diversity and equity in the workplace. Where to find Jason? On LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jwhpage/) On Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/jasonwhpage/) On Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/jason.w.page.35) On Twitter (https://twitter.com/jwhpage) South East Salon (https://sesalondon.tumblr.com/) SES on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqcqth7bFOOXuwC206H_luQ) SES on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/selondonsalon/) What’s Jason reading and listening to? •Blood & Sugar (https://smile.amazon.com/Blood-Sugar/dp/1509880798/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1607727575&sr=8-1) by Laura Shepherd-Robinson •Run Dem Radio (https://rundemradio.com/) and Charlie Dark (https://www.instagram.com/daddydarkrdc/) •DJ Amir Abdullah @ 180 Proof Records (https://180-proof.com/pages/about-dj-amir) •Emma Warren @ Worldwide FM (https://worldwidefm.net/series/emma-warren/) Other topics of interest - • About Lovers Rock (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lovers_rock) • Deptford Royal Dockyard (https://navaldockyards.org/deptford/) • The Migration Museum on IG (https://www.instagram.com/migrationmuseumuk/) • ICYM Tara Sabre's "mindset hack," check out https://glocalcitizens.fireside.fm/44 Special Guest: Jason Page.
Greetings Glocal Citizens! We've been together a whole year already..Hurray!! I thank you for tuning in with me and my guests week after week for business and lifestyle insights around the world. This year, our glocal travels have taken us from the US to Europe, across Africa and as far as New Zealand. The world is our oyster and we're opening it a little wider with each and every guest we meet. This week my guest is Wellington Baiden, CEO of Portal Forest Estates. Wellington has over 20 years of experience in the wood products sector in Ghana. He is an internationally recognized innovator in sustainable agro-forestry and has family and business ties in the Western and Central Regions of Ghana which reach back many generations. In his work at Portal, the aim is to create a green vortex for the training of leaders amongst local communities, private sector operatives and general public at large enabling a concerted drive towards exponential growth in climate change mitigation interventions. Prior to returning to Ghana in 2000, Wellington studied law at the University of East Anglia and worked in the finance industry in the United Kingdom. Where to find Wellington? (https://portalforestestates.org/) www.portalforestestates.org On LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/wellington-baiden-bbbbbb6) On Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/portal_forests/) On Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/PortalForests/) On Twitter (https://twitter.com/Portal_Forests) What’s Wellington reading? • A New Concept of the Universe (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B07NYHGKDB&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_Po8YFbGCFR380&tag=glocalcitizen-20) by Walter Russell • Tao Te Ching (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B085KZZYMG&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_3F7YFb0S9B7V0&tag=glocalcitizen-20)by Lao Tzu • Akan Philosophy of the Person (https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/akan-person/#:~:text=Of%20particular%20interest%20is%20the,and%20between%20individuals%20and%20community) Other topics of interest— • The African Free Trade Zone (https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/trade/publication/the-african-continental-free-trade-area) • The Paris Agreement (https://unfccc.int/process-and-meetings/the-paris-agreement/the-paris-agreement) Special Guest: Wellington Baiden.
Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week "B" stands for "beauty" and Baze Mpinja, a Congolese-American writer, editor and consultant based in Brooklyn, New York. Born in New Hampshire after her parents emigrated to the US and raised mostly in Arizona, Baze considers herself the most unlikely beauty writer ever. She’s the first woman in her family to graduate from a university and her grandmothers never learned to read—when they were growing up, girls didn't go to school. While her career as a writer at times seems unfathomable, Baze is no doubt the real thing when it comes to telling stories for leading brands and beauty publications. She's gone from working at multicultural, niche magazines with startup environments (Suede and Vibe Vixen) to becoming a staffer at one of the most widely read women’s magazines in the country (Glamour), to working as a writer at the world's leading theatrical advertising and branding agency (SpotCo). Be sure to check out her cover article for the November 2020 issue of Allure Magazine (https://www.allure.com/story/kesewa-aboah-2020-cover-interview)! Where to find Baze (https://www.beautybybaze.com)? www.beautybybaze.com On LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/bazempinja/) On Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/bazempinja/) What’s Baze watching? Homeland (https://www.sho.com/homeland) The Undoing (https://www.hbo.com/the-undoing) Other topics of interest— • Glocally Speaking: Mzungu (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mzungu) • The Whistling Thorn (https://thewhistlingthorn.com/) • Uoma Beauty (https://uomabeauty.com/) • Salwa Petersen (https://salwapetersen.com/) Special Guest: Baze Mpinja.
Greetings Glocal Citizens! We're in Africa (by way of Spain) this week and its a real roots conversation with CEO and owner of premier travel and tour company, Real Egypt. Meet entrepreneur and Egyptologist, Samir Abbass. Samir has lead in-depth educational tours in Egypt and Sudan for the past 19 years; he's been the keynote Egyptologist for 60+ television interviews on Nile TV, Egypts national broadcaster and in several radio programs; and he's also an environmentalist and travel blogger. Samir is currently in Spain completing his fourth degree, a masters in world history which complements his three other degrees in Egyptology, Tourism and Agriculture Sciences. He is also a former player in the Egyptian National Basketball League. Be sure to join us for Parts 1 and 2 of our conversation where Samir guides us on a journey into the depths of ancient African civilization and it's place in his story of personal and professional development. Where to find Samir? (http://samirabbass.com/) www.samirabbass.com On LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/realegypt/) Real Egypt (https://www.realegypt.com/) Real Sudan (https://www.realsudan.com/) On YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjDzU_DFYQEkvCiERbub-0w) On Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/realegypttours/) What’s Samir watching and listening to? The Hundred-Foot Journey (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2980648/) Nubian Music (https://www.experiencenubia.com/nubian-music-culture) Upper Egyptian Music (https://www.amazon.com/Music-Upper-Egypt-Various-artists/dp/B000S5A9QW) Other topics of interest— • Aswan, Egypt (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aswan) • Alexandria, Egypt (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandria) • Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) (https://www.upf.edu/en/home) • Dahabiya Nile Tours (https://dahabiyanilesailing.com/) • Real Egypt on Trip Advisor (https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g294201-d1603031-Reviews-or5-Real_Egypt_Tours-Cairo_Cairo_Governorate.html#REVIEWS) • Real Sudan on on Trip Advisor (https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g293835-d7241559-Reviews-Real_Sudan_Tour-Khartoum_Khartoum_State.html) Special Guest: Samir Abbass.
Greetings Glocal Citizens! We're in Africa (by way of Spain) this week and its a real roots conversation with CEO and owner of premier travel and tour company, Real Egypt. Meet entrepreneur and Egyptologist, Samir Abbass. Samir has lead in-depth educational tours in Egypt and Sudan for the past 19 years; he's been the keynote Egyptologist for 60+ television interviews on Nile TV, Egypts national broadcaster and in several radio programs; and he's also an environmentalist and travel blogger. Samir is currently in Spain completing his fourth degree, a masters in world history which complements his three other degrees in Egyptology, Tourism and Agriculture Sciences. He is also a former player in the Egyptian National Basketball League. Be sure to join us for Parts 1 and 2 of our conversation where Samir guides us on a journey into the depths of ancient African civilization and it's place in his story of personal and professional development. Where to find Samir (http://samirabbass.com/)? www.samirabbass.com On LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/realegypt/) Real Egypt (https://www.realegypt.com/) Real Sudan (https://www.realsudan.com/) On YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjDzU_DFYQEkvCiERbub-0w) On Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/realegypttours/) What’s Samir watching and listening to? The Hundred-Foot Journey (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2980648/) Nubian Music (https://www.experiencenubia.com/nubian-music-culture) Upper Egyptian Music (https://www.amazon.com/Music-Upper-Egypt-Various-artists/dp/B000S5A9QW) Other topics of interest— • Aswan, Egypt (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aswan) • Alexandria, Egypt (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandria) • Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) (https://www.upf.edu/en/home) • Dahabiya Nile Tours (https://dahabiyanilesailing.com/) • Real Egypt on Trip Advisor (https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g294201-d1603031-Reviews-or5-Real_Egypt_Tours-Cairo_Cairo_Governorate.html#REVIEWS) • Real Sudan on on Trip Advisor (https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g293835-d7241559-Reviews-Real_Sudan_Tour-Khartoum_Khartoum_State.html) Special Guest: Samir Abbass.
Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week I had the great treat of meeting the Maestro Wynton Marsalis, managing and artistic director of Jazz @ Lincoln Center which he co-founded in 1987. He's produced more than 100 recordings, he's a nine-time Grammy Award winner, he's an internationally acclaimed musician, composer and bandleader, an educator and a leading advocate of American culture. Wynton has created and performed an expansive range of music from quartets to big bands, chamber music ensembles to symphony orchestras and tap dance to ballet, expanding the vocabulary for jazz and classical music with a vital body of work that places him among the world’s finest musicians and composers. He is a native of the birthplace of jazz, the New Orleans, Louisiana, which he left in 1979 to attend The Julliard School in New York City. He continues to call New York home but his reach is indeed global! Where to find Wynton? www.wyntonmarsalis.org The Jazz @ Lincoln Center Orchestra (https://www.jazz.org/JLCO/) On YouTube (http://youtube.com/wyntonmarsalis) Wednesdays with Wynton and Skain's Domain On Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/wyntonmarsalis) On Instagram (http://instagram.com/wyntonmarsalis) On Twitter (http://twitter.com/wyntonmarsalis) On Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/artist/375zxMmh2cSgUzFFnva0O7) What’s Wynton reading? American Founders: How People of African Descent Established Freedom in the New World (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B07N6LYGZN&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_79APFbMZAH1Q2&tag=glocalcitizen-20) by Christina Proenza-Coles Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo" (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B071YRWK84&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_W.APFbGS5Q9KQ&tag=glocalcitizen-20) by Zora Neale Hurston Other topics of interest— • Congo Square (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congo_Square) • Congo Square the Album (https://wyntonmarsalis.org/discography/title/congo-square) • Yacub Abby and Odadaa! (https://yacubaddy.com/odadaa.html) • The Ever Fonky Lowdown (https://wyntonmarsalis.org/discography/title/the-ever-fonky-lowdown) • Fannie Lou Hammer (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fannie_Lou_Hamer) • From Plantation to Penitentiary (https://wyntonmarsalis.org/discography/title/from-the-plantation-to-the-penitentiary) • All Rise (https://wyntonmarsalis.org/discography/title/all-rise) • Blood on the Fields (https://wyntonmarsalis.org/discography/title/blood-on-the-fields) • Thandi Ntuli (https://www.thandintuli.com/) • Nduduzo Makhathini (http://nduduzomakhathini.co.za/) • The Essentially Ellington Jazz Academy (https://academy.jazz.org/ee/) • The Tanglewood Music Center (https://www.bso.org/brands/tanglewood-music-center/explore-the-tanglewood-music-center.aspx) Special Guest: Wynton Marsalis.
Kia ora Glocal Citizens! That's Māori for "hello." We're globetrotting across many oceans for this two part conversation taking us to New Zealand where we meet social entrepreneur, Karishma Singh Kelsey of Karishma Design. Her experiences, ambition and drive led her from her native South Africa to Europe then on to Asia into many fields related to fashion from the large corporate retail world to fashion journalism and consultancy services to founding and managing her own fashion label. Today, Karishma has nearly two decades of design, styling, visual merchandising, trend forecasting, business management, fashion buying, retail sales and fashion marketing accomplishments to her credit. Coupling her experience with a passion to enthuse, inspire and motivate young minds, in a creative, interactive educational environment, Karishma is also an educator, ethical, sustainable slow fashion advocate and researcher. Check out the links below and get to know @KarishmaDesign in vivid color! Where to find Karishma? www.karishmadesign.com About Miraculous Me (https://www.instagram.com/miraculous_me_movt/) On LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tarasabre/) On Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/karishmadesign) On Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/karishmadesign/?hl=en) on Twitter @karishmadesign What’s Karishma reading? The Artist's Way (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B006H19H3M&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_Qe2KFbZDHC1FV&tag=glocalcitizen-20) Other topics of interest— • Montagnard People, Vietnam (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montagnard_(Vietnam)#:~:text=The%20Montagnard%20are%20indigenous%20peoples,French%20protectorate%20period%20in%20Vietnam.&text=Sometimes%20the%20term%20degar%20is%20used%20for%20the%20group%20as%20well) • Māori People, New Zealand (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C4%81ori_people) • Hong Kong Fashion Week (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong_Fashion_Week_for_Fall/Winter) • Māori Language Apps (https://subjectguides.ara.ac.nz/maorilanguage/apps) • London 07/07/2005 (https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/terrorists-attack-london-transit-system-at-rush-hour) Special Guest: Karishma Singh Kelsey.
Kia ora Glocal Citizens! That's Māori for "hello." We're globetrotting across many oceans for this two part conversation taking us to New Zealand where we meet social entrepreneur, Karishma Singh Kelsey of Karishma Design. Her experiences, ambition and drive led her from her native South Africa to Europe then on to Asia into many fields related to fashion from the large corporate retail world to fashion journalism and consultancy services to founding and managing her own fashion label. Today, Karishma has nearly two decades of design, styling, visual merchandising, trend forecasting, business management, fashion buying, retail sales and fashion marketing accomplishments to her credit. Coupling her experience with a passion to enthuse, inspire and motivate young minds, in a creative, interactive educational environment, Karishma is also an educator, ethical, sustainable slow fashion advocate and researcher. Check out the links below and get to know @KarishmaDesign in vivid color! Where to find Karishma? www.karishmadesign.com About Miraculous Me (https://www.instagram.com/miraculous_me_movt/?hl=en) On LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tarasabre/) On Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/karishmadesign] On Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/karishmadesign/?hl=en] on Twitter @karishmadesign What’s Karishma reading? The Artist's Way (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B006H19H3M&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_Qe2KFbZDHC1FV&tag=glocalcitizen-20) Other topics of interest— • Montagnard People, Vietnam (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montagnard_(Vietnam)#:~:text=The%20Montagnard%20are%20indigenous%20peoples,French%20protectorate%20period%20in%20Vietnam.&text=Sometimes%20the%20term%20degar%20is%20used%20for%20the%20group%20as%20well) • Māori People, New Zealand (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C4%81ori_people) • Hong Kong Fashion Week (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong_Fashion_Week_for_Fall/Winter) • Māori Language Apps (https://subjectguides.ara.ac.nz/maorilanguage/apps) • London 07/07/2005 (https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/terrorists-attack-london-transit-system-at-rush-hour) Special Guest: Karishma Singh Kelsey.
Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week I catch up with Tara Sabre Collier. She’s a UK-based international strategist and impact investment professional with a track record of supporting social enterprise growth, private sector development and startup ecosystems, especially across emerging markets in Africa, the Middle East and the Americas. Tara's passion is inclusive economic development, especially for Afrodescendant and indigenous communities and women and girls. Recognizing the importance of actual lived experience in delivering effective development interventions, for more than eight years living in the field in emerging markets and also gathered on-the-ground work experience across 18 countries on five continents, including Nigeria, UAE, Brazil, Peru, South Africa, Jordan, Mozambique, Angola, Tanzania, UK, Qatar, and others. Tara has firsthand entrepreneurial/ venture building experience in both emerging and developed markets, as well as an Oxford MBA (Skoll Scholar) in Strategy/Entrepreneurship plus an NYU MPA in International Policy & Management and a BA Magna cum Laude from Spelman College. Sit back and enjoy an insightful conversation about inclusive economic development from the impact investor’s perspective. Where to find Tara? On LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tarasabre/) On Twitter @globalcreator What’s Tara listening to? Hadiiya Barbel (https://linktr.ee/hadiiyabarbel) Mayra Andrade (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayra_Andrade) Other topics of interest— • The Babylon App (https://www.borgenmagazine.com/babylon-app-healthcare-access-in-developing-countries/) • Bubble (https://joinbubble.com/) • Racial Equity Index (https://nationalequityatlas.org/research/racial_equity_index/index#/?geoSectionName=State) • Index for Racial Equity (https://www.theracialequityindex.org/rules-and-goals) • Human Centered Design (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human-centered_design) Special Guest: Tara Sabre Collier.
Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week we meet Founder and President of African Health Now, Nana Eyeson-Akiwowo. AHN is a community-based organization that provides primary health care to women, children and families in Sub Saharan Africa. AHN was born out of a family crisis that opened her eyes the realities of the state of basic healthcare information and empowerment in African communities. While selecting models as the Bookings Editor for ESSENCE, Nana ’s father became ill back in Ghana. The support of the local community helped him get back on his feet and Nana was inspired to ensure communities across the continent received health care. In the past 14 years, AHN has impacted more than 20,000 people with health fairs focused on awareness of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), chronic diseases and general health in Ghana and Nigeria. She has also become a serial entreprenuer with her new start-up www.fourthphasebox.co which will launch in December 2020. Fourth Phase is her answer to the challenges women face in the period after birth, the fourth trimester and she is partnering with women owned businesses to create the box that literally is a life saver for women that would otherwise fo without in Africa; for each Fourth Phase box purchased, a women in an AHN partner facility in Africa also receives a box. Nana describes herself as a social entreprenuer, a dynamic special events professional, a project management specialist, a foodie and world traveler. A Brooklyn-bred Ghanaian, Nana is now based in New Jersey where she and her husband are raising their daughter. Where to find Nana and African Health Now and Fourth Phase? * African health Now (www.africanhealthnow.org) * Fourth Phase (www.fourthphase.co) * On Linkedin (linkedin.com/in/nana-eyeson-9aa14210) * On Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/nana.eyesonakiwowo) * On Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/neyeson/) * @africanhealthnw (https://www.instagram.com/africanhealthnw/) * @fourthphasebox (https://www.instagram.com/fourthphasebox/) What’s Nana watching? * P-Valley on STARZ (https://www.facebook.com/PValleySTARZ/) Other topics of interest— * FOCOS Orthopedic Hospital (https://focoshospital.org/) * Star100 (https://www.star100.org/) * Ridge Hospital Accra, Ghana (https://garh.gov.gh/) * Kayayei girls (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kayayei) * Mater Mea (https://www.matermea.com/) * Honey Pot (https://thehoneypot.co/) Special Guest: Nana Amoako-Anin.
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