01/01/2012

My Top 50 Africans of the Year 2011

"Across Africa, we have seen countless examples of people taking control of their destiny, and making change from the bottom up.” President Obama 2009

Here is the list of some of the amazing people we were lucky enough to encounter in 2011. As an African I am so proud to know them. They are making difference in their own ways and I love their wisdom. I am sure we have forgotten more people, if so please accept our apologies.

1# Dominic Wanjihia: Independent renewable & environment professional

2# Semhar Araia- Oxfam International’s Horn of Africa Regional Policy Advisor- Founder of DAWner

3# Solome Lemma: Ethiopian ChangeMaker

4# Sosena Solomon: Ethiopian film maker and art director

5# Saran Kaba Jones: founder and executive director of FACE Africa

6# Wael Ghonim: internet activist and computer engineer

7# Adushan Pillay : Biochemist

8# Barbara Birungi: founder of women in technology in Uganda

9# Mark Davies: founder, Esoko

10# Anita Mpambara-Cox: President of the Mpambara-Cox Foundation (MCF)

11# Estelle Akofio-Sowah: Ghana country manager, Google

12# Rakesh Rajani: Tanzanian activist, head of Twaweza

13# Bright Simons: inventor of mPedigree

14# Ato Ulzen-Appiah: CEO of Museke Inc

15# Wangari Maathai: Kenyan environmental and political (RIP) activist

16# Omar Toure: Senegalese rap star

17# Joseph Gatete: Quickisms in secondary school projects

18# Robert Katabarwa: Igisekuru innovation

19# Nick Zemura: founder of Lillian Watson Values (LWV)

20# Aissatou Padane: microfinance development in Tambacounda

21# Maimouna Ndour Faye: Senegalese journalist

22# Kathleen BomaniTanzanian digital media enthusiast, event curator, activist

23# Yemi Adesokan: Founder of Pathogenica Inc.

24# Hawa Barry-Diallo: Founder of NIMBA Foundation

25# Edward Tagoe: Co-founder of Nandimobile

26# Kwaku Kyei: Social entrepreneur

27# Olivia Van Rooyen: the Kuyasa Fund

28# Aleke Dondo: Founder of Juhudi Kilimo

29# Dorothy K. Gordon: Director of AITI-KACE

30# Eyram Akofa Tawia: co-founder Leti Games

31# Kokkie Kooyman: Fund manager

32# Fatuma Noor: Journalist

33# Tidjane Deme: country Manager Google Sénegal

34# Gossy Ukanwoke: CEO, Students Circle

35# William Kamkwamba: Inventor

36# Eliza Anyangwe: Journalist at the Guardian

37# Anas Aremeyaw Anas: Investigative journalist

38# Funke Opeke: CEO of MainOne

39# Marie Jalloh: Parliamentarian

40# Nnenna Nwakanma: FOSS activist

41# Mirriam Kauseni: Parliamentary candidate

42# Samuel Agossou: Entrepreneur

43# Justine Ojambo: Co-founder Phoebe Education Fund for Orphans (PEFO)

44# Alloysius Attah & Emmanuel Owusu Addai: founders of Farmerline Moblie App- Winner Apps4Africa

45# Yacouba Sawadogo: Farmer

46# Herman Chinery-Hesse: Co-founder of SOFTtribe

47# Teddy Ruge: Photographer- Co-Founder of Project Diaspora

48# Jackson Muneza Mvunganyi: Voice of America- Upfront Africa

49# Miriam Quansah: BBC World Service Africa- Social Media Journalist

50# Elsie Kanza: director, Head of Africa-World Economic Forum


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