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Do you dream about “doing something” abroad? Then consider Glocal Citizens required listening in the due diligence, trusted advisor and inspiration department. In each episode, your host, Florence Adu visits with dynamic diasporans making local and global impact designing and applying their craft. Florence and her guests discuss the personal and professional dimensions of glocal citizenship and round out the conversation with a deep dive into to the business of their business, covering the technical and operational components of the work of “doing something."

Do you dream about “doing something” abroad? Then consider Glocal Citizens required listening in the due diligence, trusted advisor and inspiration department. In each episode, your host, Florence Adu visits with dynamic diasporans making local and global impact designing and applying their craft. Florence and her guests discuss the personal and professional dimensions of glocal citizenship and round out the conversation with a deep dive into to the business of their business, covering the technical and operational components of the work of “doing something."

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United States

Description:

Do you dream about “doing something” abroad? Then consider Glocal Citizens required listening in the due diligence, trusted advisor and inspiration department. In each episode, your host, Florence Adu visits with dynamic diasporans making local and global impact designing and applying their craft. Florence and her guests discuss the personal and professional dimensions of glocal citizenship and round out the conversation with a deep dive into to the business of their business, covering the technical and operational components of the work of “doing something."

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 62: An African Hempire in the making with Nana Kwaku Agyemang Part 2

2/23/2021
Greetings from Ghana Glocal Citizens! I'm back in Accra and diving into a hot topic across the globe - Cannabis: to free or not to free the weed. This week my guest is the Founder and President of the Hempire [Hemp] Association of Ghana and the Hempire Association of Africa - which currently has 13 member states. He is also the Founder of the Hempire Agric Ghana, Limited. He is a former Class 1 Referee who has served in the United Kingdom for 10 years as well as in Ghana. Nana has played a...

Duration:00:40:02

Episode 61: An African Hempire in the making with Nana Kwaku Agyemang Part 1

2/16/2021
Greetings from Ghana Glocal Citizens! I'm back in Accra and diving into a hot topic across the globe - Cannabis: to free or not to free the weed. This week my guest is the Founder and President of the Hempire [Hemp] Association of Ghana and the Hempire Association of Africa - which currently has 13 member states. He is also the Founder of the Hempire Agric Ghana, Limited. He is a former Class 1 Referee who has served in the United Kingdom for 10 years as well as in Ghana. Nana has played a...

Duration:00:36:44

Episode 60: Investing in Urban Improvement with Jonas Parby

2/9/2021
Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week's guest is my first "World Banker." Born and raised in Denmark and currently based in Nepal, Jonas Ingemann Parby is a Senior Urban Specialist in the South Asia Region with the World Bank. Jonas has led and worked on lending operations and analytical products in more than 20 countries across Latin America, Africa, South East Asia, and South Asia. His expertise focuses on local governance and decentralization, urban resilience, municipal finance, and...

Duration:00:43:16

Episode 59: Empowering L'Afrique Femme with Aissata Sidibé N'dia

2/2/2021
Greetings Glocal Citizens! In preparation for this week's episode, I was excited to spend some time tuning my Francophone ears AND eyes watching episodes of African Woman 2.0 (https://www.youtube.com/c/AfriqueFemme/videos?view=0&sort=dd&shelf_id=1), hosted by my guest, Aissata Sidibé N’Dia, president and founding member of Yelenba-Women in Action. The creation of Yelenba is the result of a collaborative decision to support, through concrete actions, African women and girls, offering them...

Duration:00:59:08

Episode 58: Uncovering Truth in News with Milton Allimadi Part 2

1/26/2021
Greetings Glocal Citizens! We're straddling borders between East Africa and New York City on this week's episode as I visit with Milton Allimadi, publisher of The Black Star News (https://www.blackstarnews.com). He is also the author of 'The Hearts of Darkness..' about the history of Western media demonization of Africa. Milton attended the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia for an M.S. degree where he won the prestigious James Wechsler Memorial Prize award in international journalism...

Duration:00:40:11

Episode 57: Uncovering Truth in News with Milton Allimadi Part 1

1/19/2021
Greetings Glocal Citizens! We're straddling borders between East Africa and New York City on this week's episode as I visit with Milton Allimadi, publisher of The Black Star News (https://www.blackstarnews.com). He is also the author of 'The Hearts of Darkness..' about the history of Western media demonization of Africa. Milton attended the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia for an M.S. degree where he won the prestigious James Wechsler Memorial Prize award in international journalism...

Duration:00:34:37

Episode 56: In a Holy Room with Somi Kakoma

1/12/2021
Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week we meet another creative mover and shaker, literally. Born in Illinois to immigrants from Rwanda and Uganda, acclaimed vocalist & songwriter, Somi Kakoma has built a career of transatlantic sonicism and storytelling. Her latest album Holy Room - Live at Alte Oper with Frankfurt Radio Big Band (Salon Africana 2020) was recorded in an 18th Century German opera house in May 2019 and is currently nominated for a 2021 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album....

Duration:00:51:52

Episode 55: The Power of the Pen with Sala Patterson

1/5/2021
Happy New Year Glocal Citizens! We're starting 2021 on a "write" note. This week my guest is Sala Elise Patterson, a communication, content and brand strategist, and writer. Sala began her career as an editor at Conde Nast Traveler Magazine in New York before leaving to work in international cooperation in the wake of 9-11. That work took her to Rome and Dar es Salaam with the United Nations; to Paris with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development; and to Tunis with the...

Duration:00:53:45

Episode 54: Infusing Technology into Anti-Corruption and Advocacy with Joy Namunoga Part 2

12/29/2020
Holiday Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week my guest is Joy Namunoga, currently an Advocacy Officer in Governance and Social Accountability at ActionAid International. Joy is a Ugandan, based in Kampala with a 10-year experience in program management, research, public policy, civic technology and community engagement. she’s an expert on governance and social accountability who has designed civic technology projects like “Fix My Community” to strengthen Uganda’s health systems supply chain,...

Duration:00:31:20

Episode 53: Infusing Technology into Anti-Corruption and Advocacy with Joy Namunoga Part 1

12/22/2020
Holiday Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week my guest is Joy Namunoga, currently an Advocacy Officer in Governance and Social Accountability at ActionAid International. Joy is a Ugandan, based in Kampala with a 10-year experience in program management, research, public policy, civic technology and community engagement. she’s an expert on governance and social accountability who has designed civic technology projects like “Fix My Community” to strengthen Uganda’s health systems supply chain,...

Duration:00:36:19

Episode 52: On Being a Protagonist with Jason Page

12/15/2020
Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week my guest is adopted Londoner, Jason Page. Before relocating nearly 12 years ago, Jason called Brooklyn, Denver, Seattle, Washington, D.C. and Chattanooga "home" at points in his life. Jason has over 20 years of experience producing events, raising funds and organizing communities with not-for-profit organizations, charities and youth in the United States and England. He currently manages operations for the London Migration Museum...

Duration:00:47:17

Episode 51: Portal into Agro-forestry with Wellington Baiden

12/8/2020
Greetings Glocal Citizens! We've been together a whole year already..Hurray!! I thank you for tuning in with me and my guests week after week for business and lifestyle insights around the world. This year, our glocal travels have taken us from the US to Europe, across Africa and as far as New Zealand. The world is our oyster and we're opening it a little wider with each and every guest we meet. This week my guest is Wellington Baiden, CEO of Portal Forest Estates. Wellington has over 20...

Duration:00:55:22

Episode 50: Let's talk about Beauty by Baze Mpinja

12/1/2020
Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week "B" stands for "beauty" and Baze Mpinja, a Congolese-American writer, editor and consultant based in Brooklyn, New York. Born in New Hampshire after her parents emigrated to the US and raised mostly in Arizona, Baze considers herself the most unlikely beauty writer ever. She’s the first woman in her family to graduate from a university and her grandmothers never learned to read—when they were growing up, girls didn't go to school. While her career as a...

Duration:00:54:02

Episode 49: Real Egypt with Samir Abbass Part 2

11/24/2020
Greetings Glocal Citizens! We're in Africa (by way of Spain) this week and its a real roots conversation with CEO and owner of premier travel and tour company, Real Egypt. Meet entrepreneur and Egyptologist, Samir Abbass. Samir has lead in-depth educational tours in Egypt and Sudan for the past 19 years; he's been the keynote Egyptologist for 60+ television interviews on Nile TV, Egypts national broadcaster and in several radio programs; and he's also an environmentalist and travel blogger....

Duration:00:23:12

Episode 48: Real Egypt with Samir Abbass Part 1

11/17/2020
Greetings Glocal Citizens! We're in Africa (by way of Spain) this week and its a real roots conversation with CEO and owner of premier travel and tour company, Real Egypt. Meet entrepreneur and Egyptologist, Samir Abbass. Samir has lead in-depth educational tours in Egypt and Sudan for the past 19 years; he's been the keynote Egyptologist for 60+ television interviews on Nile TV, Egypts national broadcaster and in several radio programs; and he's also an environmentalist and travel blogger....

Duration:00:39:55

Episode 47: On Mythology and Humanity's "Ever Fonky Lowdown" with Wynton Marsalis

11/10/2020
Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week I had the great treat of meeting the Maestro Wynton Marsalis, managing and artistic director of Jazz @ Lincoln Center which he co-founded in 1987. He's produced more than 100 recordings, he's a nine-time Grammy Award winner, he's an internationally acclaimed musician, composer and bandleader, an educator and a leading advocate of American culture. Wynton has created and performed an expansive range of music from quartets to big bands, chamber music...

Duration:00:45:49

Episode 46: Finding your "Miraculous Me" with Karishma Singh Kelsey Part 2

11/3/2020
Kia ora Glocal Citizens! That's Māori for "hello." We're globetrotting across many oceans for this two part conversation taking us to New Zealand where we meet social entrepreneur, Karishma Singh Kelsey of Karishma Design. Her experiences, ambition and drive led her from her native South Africa to Europe then on to Asia into many fields related to fashion from the large corporate retail world to fashion journalism and consultancy services to founding and managing her own fashion label....

Duration:00:27:34

Episode 45: Finding your "Miraculous Me" with Karishma Singh Kelsey Part 1

10/27/2020
Kia ora Glocal Citizens! That's Māori for "hello." We're globetrotting across many oceans for this two part conversation taking us to New Zealand where we meet social entrepreneur, Karishma Singh Kelsey of Karishma Design. Her experiences, ambition and drive led her from her native South Africa to Europe then on to Asia into many fields related to fashion from the large corporate retail world to fashion journalism and consultancy services to founding and managing her own fashion label....

Duration:00:39:37

Episode 44: Impact Investing for Diverse, Inclusive Growth with Tara Sabre Collier

10/20/2020
Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week I catch up with Tara Sabre Collier. She’s a UK-based international strategist and impact investment professional with a track record of supporting social enterprise growth, private sector development and startup ecosystems, especially across emerging markets in Africa, the Middle East and the Americas. Tara's passion is inclusive economic development, especially for Afrodescendant and indigenous communities and women and girls. Recognizing the importance...

Duration:00:35:25

Episode 43: Impacting African Health on the Go with Nana Eyeson-Akiwowo Part 2

10/13/2020
Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week we meet Founder and President of African Health Now, Nana Eyeson-Akiwowo. AHN is a community-based organization that provides primary health care to women, children and families in Sub Saharan Africa. AHN was born out of a family crisis that opened her eyes the realities of the state of basic healthcare information and empowerment in African communities. While selecting models as the Bookings Editor for ESSENCE, Nana ’s father became ill back in Ghana....

Duration:00:39:08