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Clean Technology Hub presents: “NWANYỊ BÙ ÍFÉ” Campaign – Celebrating Unsung, Innovative and Phenomenal Igbo Women

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8th is globally known as the International Women’s Day (IWD); a day designated to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women – past and present. It is a focal point in the movement for women’s rights.

well as a day for a global call to action demanding gender parity in the role of women in the society. In commemoration of this year’s #InternationalWomensDay celebration, a coalition of partner organizations (Clean Technology Hub, in partnership with TechHer and Society of Igbo Professionals) is running a digital campaign with the theme: “NWANYỊ BÙ ÍFÉ.” 
Nwanyị bù ífé is an Igbo phrase that translates to: “A Woman Is Valuable.” The focus of the campaign is to identify, celebrate and amplify the visibility of Igbo Women who are innovative, phenomenal & are selflessly enhancing the well-being of people in their community and beyond.
Igbo women are universally acknowledged for their display of exceptional bravery, unity and excellence in all spheres of lives: academia, business and commerce, public service, religion, STEM, creative and literary arts etc. #InternationalWomensDay
Based on historical precedence – from Aba women’s riot, Flora Nwapa’s advocacy for children, widows & survivors of the Biafran war, and to the present day, contemporary Igbo women have continued to break boundaries & chart new courses, even in the face of daunting challenges.
Join us today, to celebrate these 20 illustrious Igbo women who are the true definition of “Nwanyị bù ífé.” #InternationalWomensDay 

#CelebratingWomenWhoDARE | The 2018 AWP Network Power List is Here!

Farida Nabourema

#CelebratingWomenWhoDARE! A huge thank you to African Women Power [AWP Network], for celebrating and recognizing forty (40) phenomenal African women with powerful, inspiring, and influential voices. Kudos to all the phenomenal women who were honoured.

And a special salute to honour the resilience, beauty, enterprise, strength and courage of millions of African women across the continent and globe. We celebrate the unsung, and those in under-served and rural communities, who do so much, with so little, to make our society more just, equitable, safe and prosperous for all. And they do it all, with grace and grit, in the face of near impossible odds and barriers. #CelebratingWomenWhoDARE!

Congratulations to one of ours, -Whole WoMan Network’s co-founder, Juliet ‘Kego Ume-Onyido, for making the list.

To see the rest of the women honoured, click the link below:

The 2018 AWP Network Power List

[Culled from African Women Power; on January 3, 2018]

 

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#CelebratingWomenWhoDare -Dr Mina Ogbanga: Social Scientist & Trailblazer, Creating an Innovative Biofuel Gel for Domestic Cooking Initiative…

Dr. Mina Ogbanga

Ananke Platform shared a series of insightful dialogues on mainstreaming gender, sustainability and STEM. It was a 2-part series of titled –“STEM: PATHWAY TO SUSTAINABILITY” – featuring various dynamic women, who are trailblazers in STEM.
[To read the articles Click Here for Part ONE and Click Here for Part TWO].

#CelebratingWomenWhoDare One of those featured is our own Dr. Mina Ogbanga.
Dr Mina Ogbanga
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from Nigeria, Dr. Mina Ogbanga’s was enrolled in the College of Medical Sciences when she used to dream of transforming her home country for good. In addition to being a social scientist with a PhD degree in Sustainable Development Studies and another ongoing PhD in Public Policy; Dr. Mina has research and technical interest in Renewable Energy. She has an incredibly immense track record in STEM, with specialization in clean energy.

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#CelebratingWomenWhoDare #NwanyiBuIfe – Obie Agusiegbe, CEO EnvironFocus Incorporated.

mj4sxduo“Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.” ~Maya Angelou

WWN™ #CelebratingWomenWhoDare series is excited to profile Obie Agusiegbe, –a dynamic member of Whole WoMan Network. A woman who has blazed a trail in environmental sustainability, waste management and community service.

Obie Agusiegbe is the Chief Executive Officer of EnvironFocus Incorporated.
EnvironFocus Show and Tell” events in the Toronto area are must attend showcases, linking industry practitioners and members of their communities. They are interesting hubs with an eclectic mix of spoken-word/poetry performances, innovative products & services, engaging speakers with unique perspectives on diverse issues and in the past, some events have had finger-licking, healthy Nigerian foods (courtesy of Suya Paradise Catering & Events)!

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EnvironBuzz MarketPlace – Shop Green!

 

EnvironBuzz Marketplace is an EnvironFocus Initiative run by Obie Agusiegbe, a member of the WWN Community. She created the online store to promote green vendors and their products. Featured product include LifeStraw Go With 2 – Stage Filtration and the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter shown below. To see more green products visit here.

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LifeStraw Go With 2 – Stage Filtration

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#NwanyiBuIfe: The Lady Painter – Udoka Uju|#CelebratingWomenWhoDare

“Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics.” ~Victor Pinchuk

At Whole WoMan Network, our #PostcardsFromAfrica series is always looking out for African youths, especially young ladies who do ordinary things in a unique, extra-ordinary way!

Women who dare beyond the boundaries of their environment and explore their unique gifts, abilities, talents and skills. Today, we’re celebrating a creative entrepreneur, an artist, social enterprise catalyst and youth leader -The Lady Painter: Udoka Uju

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#CelebratingWomenWhoDare |Leah Karimi: WWN Entrepreneurial & Community Leadership Spotlight!

Financial Literacy Month Whole Woman Network

 “When a woman has knowledge which is power, it impacts and benefits the whole family.  I’m maximizing my potential and I started doing so at the age of 21. I believe that once the women realize the potential they have and maximize it, then we will have successful homes, communities and countries. It is my calling to reach as many women and people, in general, as I can. Together, we can make poverty become something of the past.” ~Leah Karimi~
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