Irene Mutalima – August 31, 2013

MutalimaJoin us on Voices of Anakazi as we speak with Irene Banda Mutalima. Ms Mutalima is a microfinance specialist with 17 years experience at conceptual, executive management, governance and policy levels. Her exposure spans international borders in Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America and Asia; and across the spectrum from hands-on work with grassroots at conceptual and design issues for microfinance institutions; MF management and governance issues; interactions with policymakers; and lobbying stakeholders on behalf of MFIs.

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Barbara Birungi – May 18, 2013

Barbara Hive ColabBarbara Birungi She is the Director of Hive Colab in Uganda an innovation hub, business accelerator and incubator for East African technology Startups and whose mission is to build local tech capacity in East Africa for technologists and media arts. she is also the founder of WITU (women in Technology Uganda) an Organization that seeks to encourage, inspire and train more women in the tech field through networking, training, mentoring and partnering so as to increase the number of women in tech, the number of tech women entrepreneurs and more girls to take science courses at university so as to reduce the gender gap and compete favorably with male counterparts for jobs and improve the livelihoods of women in Uganda. Prior to this she also worked with Makerere University on a project to increase the sales of rural craft making women using the web so as to improve the livelihoods of these women.

Barbara Graduated with a Postgrad degree in Project Planning and Management and a Bachelors degree in Business Computing from Makerere University and is currently enrolled for a masters of Business administrtion. She is passionate about Web design and an enthusiast of ICT4D, Women and the Girl Child In Uganda. She has been the organizer of the Apps4Africa Uganda competitions sponsored by the US State Dept since its inception 2010.

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Hadiara Diallo – March 23, 2013

HadiaraHadiara Diallo was born and raised in Niamey, Niger (West Africa). After graduating from High School, she immigrated to the United States where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Information Systems and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Her career includes working in a couple of Community Colleges as a Program Assistant (Computer Lab, Students Registration) for about 5 years, Finance and Treasury for over four years, followed by 14 years working for a government agency as a Programmer Analyst providing technical business solutions supporting an ERP, and web payment applications.

Outside of her programming functions, she is also very passionate about women’s issues in developing countries. Through the years, this led her to volunteer for several non-profit organizations that work to alleviate hardship for women and children in Africa. One of her favourite organization is Wells Bring Hope, an organization that strives to provide clean, safe water in one of the most water deprived countries on this planet, Niger.

Her work as Director of Micro-Finance at Wells Bring Hope is to assess and develop economic strategies at the village level to help women become self-sufficient. Wells Bring Hope (in partnership with local partner) is fully committed to assist women in targeted locations to obtain access to micro-finance loans or other economic development projects that will generate income for the women in Niger.

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Naomi Wachira – December 22, 2012

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Join us on Voices of Anakazi for a discussion with Kenyan born singer songwriter Naomi Wachira. During our show we will discuss Naomi’s new album “African Girl”, what inspires her as a musician and how music has an impact on social change.

Naomi Wachira was born and raised in a musical family in a small town called Kijabe, which is located on the Kenyan Great Rift Valley. At age 5 she joined her parents’ choir, which spurred her love affair with music as a way to not only understand the world, but also express her introverted self. Through age and a myriad of life experiences, Naomi has developed a songwriting style that is simple and evocative, delivered with sincerity.

Drawing inspiration from artists such as Tracy Chapman and Miriam Makeba, she blends elements of African rhythm, American folk, and soul, offering her take on issues affecting society and telling her story as an African woman living in the diaspora. Her mission as an artist remains simple… to write music that is applicable to anyone regardless of their education, beliefs, or socio-economic status. You can listen to her music on SoundCloud.

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Felistus Chipako Nwaneri – November 3, 2012

Join us on Voices of Anakazi as we feature Felistus Chipako Nwaneri,  newly elected Chairperson for the Zambia Media Women Association (ZAMWA). Felistus is a long standing Zambian broadcaster and is currently the PSAf Programme Officer for Governance and Development at Panos Institute. Her main concentration in the Governance and Development Programme is implementing activities under the Governance and Transparency through Radio project by working with radio stations, communities, and policy makers. She hosts PSAf’s interactive and recorded radio programmes.

Felistus will share with us more about her work in Media, and we hope you can tune in to listen.

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Bekezela Nsingo – September 29, 2012

Bekezela Nsingo was born and raised inZimbabwe. She studied sociology at the University of Glamorgan and she is now based in Cardiff, Wales. Beke founded the African Mothers Foundation International in 2008 after an emotional journey back toZimbabwe.

Bekezela grew up in ruralZimbabwewith all the same problems that these girls face today but she is now determined to be part of the solution. She believes that educating girls breaks the cycle of poverty and creates change within their communities.

AMFI provides young women and girls with equal access to opportunities that ensure they get the investment and recognition they deserve, enabling them to reach their full potential and to become powerful agents of change.

“I love seeing the girl’s motivation to create change and make things better for themselves. AMFI has given me a helicopter view of the situation and the privilege to land and watch change happen. Seeing what girls can achieve when working together is amazing. When you work with women and girls inAfricait is important to recognize what can be achieved by listening to them and treating them with respect.”

Bekezela is now a multi award winner and has just received a recognition Award in acknowledgment of her outstanding contributions and achievements from the Women for Africa.

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Chola Chilufya Lungu Mutoni

Chola Chilufya Lungu Mutoni is highly experienced in stakeholder relations, leadership of community events, administration, travel and logistics, client services, operations, public relations, diplomatic liaisons, protocol, executive support and events management with great exposure to multi-cultural work environments.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Politics & Sociology at Rhodes University in South Africa and studied Media Studies at University of Namibia. Chola has a Certificate in Diplomatic Practice, Protocol and Public Relations.

Chola is the Events Manager for Katuntulu Edutainments (Educate and Entertain) which specializes in hosting interactive empowerment workshops. Participants are encouraged to network and develop friendships. Through a variety of activities they promote healthy lifestyles and active living. Workshops focus on areas that encourage participants to follow their dreams, believe in themselves and achieve success.

When she is not busy with her family she likes to spend time grooming teenage girls. She was trained by Extravaganza Modeling Agency in Namibia and obtained certificates in Charm and Beauty and Advanced Ramp Techniques.

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Sophie Chinkumbi – August 11, 2012

On Voices of Anakazi we feature Sophie Chinkumbi, recently crowned Miss Southern Africa Zambia, which was held on July 21, 2012 at LIV club-Diamond of Lusaka. Fifteen girls contested for the coveted crown of Miss Southern Africa Zambia. The pageant aims to promote Zambia to the Southern Africans as such every category was truly Zambian.

Sophie becomes the Ambassador for Cancer support network of Zambia sensitizing the young and old on early signs of Cancer and the services and treatments available in Zambia currently. She also becomes the Patron for ‘Chikumbutso Project for Women and Children in  Lusaka a charity dedicated to improving the lives of under priviledged  survivors of HIV scourge as well as the Patron for Mumba children’s project in the rural Mpongwe. Sophie, an orphan herself and understands what it means to be helped and she intends to use her title to support women, children and the vulnerable.

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Tanya Aab – July 28, 2012

Ms. Tanya Aab is a Board member of SWIFT, an organization that allows handcrafters inSwaziland to have a platform to expand their knowledge through training for the business market and how to expose their brand to the export business world. She designs, buy fabrics, oversees production, market and budget, as well as manages a staff of 4 permanent and 6 outsourced employees. She is a self-taught fashion designer who has built her shop from the ground up. In five years she hopes have established a solid fashion label, Arrum Lilly.  Her goal is to continue to create a label that truly reflects the young, urban Swazi.

We met Tanya at the launch of Anakazi Center in Los Angeles, where we hosted 15 other African women entrepreneurs from the State Department AWEP program.  She is one of 47 women from 37 African nations sponsored by the State Department under its program for female African entrepreneurs. The African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) seeks to equip African businesswomen with the tools and opportunities to accelerate the growth of their businesses, become leaders in their communities and drive social and economic progress in Africa.

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Dr. Teguest Guerma – July 24, 2012

Dr. Teguest Guerma, an Ethiopian national, medical doctor and infectious diseases specialist, was appointed Director General of the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) in June 2010.  She is the first African woman to lead AMREF since its inception in 1957.

Dr Guerma has enjoyed an extensive career in public health with over 26 years experience with the World Health Organization (WHO).  Until her appointment to AMREF, Dr. Guerma worked as the Associate Director of the HIV/AIDS department for the WHO in Geneva where she was responsible for their overall strategy on HIV/AIDS.  Previously, she served as the WHO representative to UN Headquarters in New York, USA and Gaborone, Botswana; HIV/AIDS and STI Regional Adviser in the WHO Regional office for Africa, in Brazzaville, Congo, and acted as a WHO Representative in Kathmandu Nepal, among other roles.

Dr. Guerma began her career as a medical practitioner and infectious diseases specialist in Senegal and Burundi in the mid-1980s. She holds a medical degree from the University of Reims and post-graduate degrees in Infectious Diseases and Bacteriology Virology from the University of Dakar.   Dr Guerma also received a certificate in Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University.

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