Generation Next

A personal look at the young change makers and future leaders building creative solutions to today’s challenges.

Rahama Wright’s 5 tips to being a successful entrepreneur

Rahama Wright  is a successful social entrepreneur, supporter of business development on the continent and in the diaspora, and founder of Shea Yeleen, a company that promotes sustainable economic development in rural sub-Saharan Africa while empowering and training women-owned shea butter cooperatives. Here she shares 5 of her top tips for aspiring entrepreneurs to help you overcome challenges and discover your unique path to success.

Join #RizeWatch and connect with global changemakers

Our list of the ‘Rizers to watch’ in 2016 highlights the individuals and organizations making a positive impact in their communities through creative design thinking, original storytelling, accelerating new ideas, building better businesses, and being committed to social entrepreneurship.

By amplifying their accomplishments, our goal is to help this next generation of influencers connect with other changemakers across the continent, and throughout the diaspora, to bring innovative solutions to today’s challenges.

Share with us a changemaker in your community you’d like to see us highlight using our submission form or tweet us @africarizing and use #RizeWatch

It’s here! Our #Rize2016 watch event

Our list of the ‘Rizers to watch’ in 2016 highlights the individuals and organizations making a positive impact in their communities through creative design thinking, original storytelling, accelerating new ideas, building better businesses, and being committed to social entrepreneurship.

By amplifying their accomplishments, our goal is to help this next generation of influencers connect with other changemakers across the continent, and throughout the diaspora, to bring innovative solutions to today’s challenges.

Join us on Friday, March 18th, at Impact Hub Accra and on Twitter by following #Rize2016 for our community launch event celebrating this year’s Rizers.

Q&A with Ini Adesiyan, founder of Young Girls’ Empowerment Project

Around the world, there are 62 million girls without access to education. In many countries, lack of access to adequate schools, generations of poverty, child marriage, or other societal and cultural factors have lead to this devastating face. In 2015, the United Nations announced its 17 Sustainable Development Goals for all countries to work toward achieving by 2030. Global Goal 4 is, ‘inclusive and equitable quality education’, a goal Ini Adesiyan (@iadesiyan) is passionately working toward as founder of the Young Girls’ Empowerment Project in Enugu State, Nigeria.