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