Africa

Ade Ayeyemi, Ecobank Group CEO, Joins JA Africa Board

JA Africa has announced the appointment of Ade Ayeyemi, Group Chief Executive Officer of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), the parent company of the Ecobank Group, to its Board of Directors effective December 4, 2020. An astute and experienced banking and financial expert, Ayeyemi will be joining 16 accomplished professionals on the JA Africa Board. Fifteen …

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Junior Achievement Ghana Hosts 8th Annual Africa Company of the Year Competition

Accra, Ghana,November 29,2018 – JA (Junior Achievement) Ghana is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the Regional Company of the Year Competition 2018, in collaboration with JA Africa. The event will take place from 5-7 December 2018 in Accra, Ghana. The theme for this year’s event is “Tech the Future by Storm” and the …

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One Thing Young People Should be Committing to for International Youth Day

By Elizabeth Elango Bintliff, CEO,  JA Africa If I can advise young people, in Africa or elsewhere in the world, to do one thing this International Youth Day as an investment in themselves it would be this: get a mentor! What’s a mentor, you ask? A mentor is an experienced and trusted advisor. What is …

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JA Swaziland Alumni represent Swaziland at Africa Connekt Summit

JA Swaziland Alumni and young entrepreneurs Sandile Dlamini and Sethule Maziya have joined about 2500 delegates at the 2017 Youth Connekt Africa Summit. Hosted by Rwandan President Paul Kagame and organized in collaboration with UNDP and UNCTAD, the Summit will be held from 19 – 21 July 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda. The summit will facilitate …

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Global Money Week Celebrations at JA Africa

Junior Achievement Africa joined organizations across 135 countries to celebrate Global Money Week from March 27th to April 2nd 2017 with a series of events in its member nations all across Africa.  #GlobalMoneyWeek is an annual global celebration initiated by Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI), with events and activities aimed at inspiring children and youth to …

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JA Africa Welcomes Bunmi Banjo as New Board Member

JA Africa is excited to welcome Bunmi Banjo to the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement Africa. Bunmi is the Head of Brand, Reputation and Digital Skills at Google Africa. Her passion for digital education for youth intersects with JA Africa’s strategy to improve digital literacy among Africa’s youth as a pathway to improve work …

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Up Close with Jean Chawapiwa, JA Africa’s Board Chair

JA: Why did you join the board of JA Africa and why do you think JA is important? JC: I was working for Rio Tinto as Vice President, Communications and External Affairs Africa based in Johannesburg when JA Worldwide (JAWW) contacted Rio Tinto HQ in London and asked if they could have a representative on the Africa Board. I was asked if I …

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