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    • Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation & President, Merck More Than a Mother during her meeting with H.E. Madam DENISE NYAKERU TSHISEKEDI, The First Lady of Democratic Republic of The Congo and Ambassador of Merck More Than a Mother (1)
    • Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation & President, Merck More Than a Mother during her meeting with H.E. Madam DENISE NYAKERU TSHISEKEDI, The First Lady of Democratic Republic of The Congo and Ambassador of Merck More Than a Mother (2)
    • Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation & President, Merck More Than a Mother during her meeting with H.E. Madam DENISE NYAKERU TSHISEKEDI, The First Lady of Democratic Republic of The Congo and Ambassador of Merck More Than a Mother (3)
    • Merck Foundation partners with The First Lady of Democratic Republic of The Congo to build healthcare capacity, break the infertility stigma and empower girls through education (1)
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Merck Foundation CEO and DR Congo First Lady mark the International day of ‘Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls’ after appointing her as Ambassador of Merck More Than a Mother

Merck Foundation CEO underscored their long term commitment to the social and economic development of Democratic Republic of The Congo

DR Congo First Lady partners with Merck Foundation (http://www.Merck-Foundation.com) to build healthcare capacity, break infertility stigma and empower girls through education; Merck Foundation CEO underscored their long term commitment to the social and economic development of Democratic Republic of The Congo through their partnership with The First Lady and Ministry…

Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF)
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AWIEF2020 Virtual Conference adds Prestigious Keynote Speakers

This year the conference is themed ‘Reimagining Business and Rebuilding Better’ and will be held on 2-3 December 2020

With the focus on rebuilding economies in Africa post-Covid, the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) (www.AWIEForum.org) has added highly prestigious keynote speakers to its programme for its annual conference which is online this year. These include the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretary General, Wamkele Mene, the…

Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS)
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Two organizations have been named laureates of the US$1million 2020 cycle of the Al-Sumait Prize in the field of education

Ubongo Learning and Molteno Institute for Language and Literacy are recognized for their dedication and outstanding innovative achievements in the field of education in Africa

Laureates for the 2020 cycle of Al-Sumait Prize for African Development in the field of Education have been endorsed by the Prize’s Board of Trustees for their outstanding work in educational development in Africa. The 2020 prestigious Al-Sumait Prize is jointly awarded to Ubongo Learning and Molteno Institute for Language…

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APO Group Announces finalists for the 2020 APO Group African Women in Media Award

The winner will be bestowed with a USD2,500 cash prize, and online courses from one of the most respected international universities

APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading pan-African communications and business consultancy, have shortlisted five journalists to win the APO Group African Women in Media Award 2020. The award recognizes, celebrates, and empowers African women in the media who support female entrepreneurship throughout the continent.    The judging panel for the APO Group African…

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African Development Bank’s AgriPitch competition awards $120,000 in prizes to African youth “agripreneurs”

The AgriPitch competition offered young entrepreneurs in Africa’s agricultural sector the opportunity to pitch their agribusiness proposals to a panel of experts and investors

The founder of a cassava processing business in Kenya, a co-founder of a novel food processing technology start-up, and the owner of a smallholder farmer food procurement company in Nigeria won the top cash prizes in the African Development Bank’s (https://www.AfDB.org/) $120,000 AgriPitch competition on Tuesday. The AgriPitch competition offered…

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Islamic Corporation for the development of the Private Sector (ICD) Launches the ICD Finnovation Award 2020

The winners will be awarded in a very special ceremony to be organized during the Annual Meetings of Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDBG) to be held in June 2021

The Islamic Corporation for the development of the Private Sector (ICD) (www.ICD-idb.org), the private arm of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDBG), today launches the “ICD Finnovation Award 2020”, to recognize, showcase and encourage financial institutions that provide an outstanding solution for the financial industry. The COVID-19 pandemic has created…

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Winner announced for African Development Bank (AfDB) “African Utility of the Future” Competition

The competition inspired team-building and innovative ideas to transform current utilities into Advanced, Futuristic, SMART, Sustainable and Agile African Power Utilities

Winning company Konexa named during final panel of Africa Energy Forum (https://www.Africa-Energy-Forum.com) 2020, receiving prize fund of USD $5,000. The competition inspired team-building and innovative ideas to transform current utilities into Advanced, Futuristic, SMART, Sustainable and Agile African Power Utilities. The overarching principle was to create a platform for current…

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    • Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation, during the Award Ceremony being held via VC, addressing the winners of Africa “Stay At Home” Media Recognition Awards 2020 (1)
    • Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation, during the Award Ceremony being held via VC, addressing the winners of Africa “Stay At Home” Media Recognition Awards 2020 (2)
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    • Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation, in conversation with the winners of Latin America “Stay At Home” Media Recognition Awards 2020 (1)
    • Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation, in conversation with the winners of Latin America “Stay At Home” Media Recognition Awards 2020 (2)
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Merck Foundation to announce journalists in Africa and Latin America for best media coverage of coronavirus, as winners of “Stay at Home” Media Recognition Awards

Merck Foundation to advance Media capacity in Africa to improve their standard of reporting and advocating for Health, Social and Economic issues in their countries

During a video conference, Dr. Rasha Kelej conducted the Merck Foundation (http://www.Merck-Foundation.com) Award Ceremony to celebrate the Winners of Africa and Latin America “Stay at Home” Media Recognition Awards and welcome them to Merck Foundation Alumni;  81 Winners from 28 African Countries and 16 Winners from 4 Latin American Countries…

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Merck Foundation marks World Science Day through Empowering Women and Youth in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in Africa

Merck Foundation empowers Women and Youth in Scientific Research through “MARS Best Young African Researchers Awards” and “MARS Best African Women Researchers Awards”, since 2015

Merck Foundation (Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, marks World Science Day through their Merck Africa Research Summit–MARS Awards 2020 for best Young African Researchers and best Women African Researchers. Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and One of 100 Most Influential Africans (2019, 2020) explains, “Merck Foundation…

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APO Group Vice President Media Relations Fathima Ebrahim to help evaluate Silver Quills entries for International Association of Business Communicators Africa Region

The IABC Africa Regional Silver Quill Awards programme recognises business communication excellence across the continent

APO Group (https://APO-opa.com/), the leading pan-African communications and business consultancy, is proud to announce that Fathima Ebrahim VP: Media Relations, will be an evaluator for the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Africa Regional Silver Quills awards (https://www.IABC.co.za/). This year there will be 27 evaluators and moderators taking part, with 54…