Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Amsterdam-based leading sustainability impact measurement and reporting standards body, has appointed Bekeme Olowola, founder/chief executive of CSR-in-Action, headquartered in Nigeria, as a member of its Board of Directors, where she will be joining a leading caste of global sustainability professionals.
Bekeme Olowola, who is the first West African member on the Board of Directors, will commence her three-year appointment on January 1, 2019. She was appointed alongside Jack Ehnes, CEO, The California State Teachers Employees’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), USA, and Jianzhong Lu, China president of Weir Group, China.
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Adepeju Jaiyeoba, has been awarded the 2018 Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Award for her social enterprise that supplies birthing kits to health centres.
As the HRH Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize winner, Adepeju Jaiyeoba receives a €50,000 cash award and the remaining seven winners will each receive a €8,500 cash award.
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Safiyya Jibril has emerged winner of the 2018 BBC Hausa Hikayata Writing Competition for women with her story “Ya Mace” or “The Girl-Child”.
Safiyya Jibril is a 29-year-old secondary school teacher studying for her Master’s degree in Soil Science at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
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