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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 100: Making the Most of the Return with Ivy Prosper

11/23/2021
Greetings Glocal Citizens! As of this week we've been on this journey for 100 Episodes!! Hurray :) and thank you all for joining me on this mission. I continue to be very much committed to manifesting a new world one guest at a time and the idea of showcasing the works and ways of all the dynamic diasporans out there doing their something is motivation to get to episode1000 in due time! My guest this week is a media professional and content creator that rounds out our first 100 episodes...

Duration:00:53:56

Episode 99: From Activist Musician to Building Innovator with Yaw "Zoh Zoh" Boateng

11/16/2021
Greetings Glocal Citizens! I'm live on the streets of Accra this week on the podcast with my guest, Yaw "Zoh Zoh" Boateng. He is a Ghanaian activist musician and builder transforming items typically thought as waste into functional works of art. His stage name, Zoh Zoh translates to "one step at a time" in the Ewe language, one of his two mother tongues. He chose this moniker because life is a journey and his has taken him across the globe. In his journey he has lead an eight-piece band...

Duration:00:57:08

Episode 98: A Few Good Things with Tina Mbachu

11/9/2021
Greetings Glocal Citizens! My guest this week comes to us from Toronto, Canada by way of her native Cameroon. Tina Mbachu is a bilingual, social impact specialist and international development professional focused on Africa and the intersection of gender equality and economic empowerment. She is passionate about social entrepreneurship that fosters the creative economy on the continent and also builds opportunities for job creation. She is also the owner of A Few Good Things, an online store...

Duration:00:49:47

Episode 97: In Pursuit of Humanity United with Kehinde Togun

10/26/2021
Greetings Glocal Citizens! Around this time last year, the world--Africa particular witnessed the rise of a new and notable class of activists in the #EndSARS protests which was punctuated by a brutal conflict between police forces and activists in the Lekki Toll Gate Shooting on 20th October 2020. In this week's episode, I had to opportunity discuss the changing face of activism as well as the necessary changes in the ways that policy is taught, designed, communicated about and implemented...

Duration:00:51:12

Episode 96: Fighting for Honor with Dr. T.J. Desch-Obi Part 2

10/19/2021
Greetings Glocal Citizen! For this two part conversation we're continuing on a narrative transformation path in conversation with another writer, author and researcher--meet Dr. T.J. Desch-Obi author of Fighting for Honor: The History of African Martial Arts in the Atlantic World [[https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B08N6VLKZC&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref=cmswrkbdpS75EHRXY70VDFPR4FAB0&tag=glocalcitiz0e-20]. Currently based in Columbio, T.J. is of West African--NIgerian and Liberian...

Duration:00:33:53

Episode 95: Fighting for Honor with Dr. T.J. Desch-Obi Part 1

10/12/2021
Greetings Glocal Citizens! For this two part conversation we're continuing on a narrative transformation path in conversation with another writer, author and researcher--meet Dr. T.J. Desch-Obi author of Fighting for Honor: The History of African Martial Arts in the Atlantic World [https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B08N6VLKZC&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref=cmswrkbdpS75EHRXY70VDFPR4FAB0&tag=glocalcitiz0e-20]. Currently based in Columbia, T.J. is of West African--NIgerian and Liberian...

Duration:00:33:25

Episode 94: Giving to Help, Helping to Give with Dr. Bhekinkosi Moyo

10/5/2021
Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week we're venturing down to South Africa where we meet one of Africa's most prominent experts on African philanthropy. Dr. Bhekinkosi Moyo, born and raised in Zimbabwe--now based in Pretoria, SA, is a descendant of the Moyo (heart/soul) and Ndlovu (elephant) clans. Over the course of his personal and professional lives, he has continued to marvel and draw strength from their combined histories and diversities. He is a writer, author, researcher and...

Duration:01:03:49

Episode 93: Unpacking Complicated Issues with Sef Ashiagbor

9/28/2021
Greetings Glocal Citizens! It's a new season and across the globe elections and government transitions are top of mind and all over the headlines. For professionals like my guest this week, Ghanaian-American, Sefakor "Sef" Ashiagbor the spirit of the season is her every day occupation. Sef is a colleague of my guest on Episode 88, Gemima Neves Barlow [https://glocalcitizens.fireside.fm/88] at the National Democracy Institute where she is senior advisor for political party programs. She...

Duration:00:54:58

Episode 92: Pathways to Digital Citizenship with Ronda Železný-Green

9/21/2021
Greetings Glocal Citizens! My guest this week has travelled to more than 60 countries and worked on five continents. Currently based in southern Spain, Dr. Ronda Železný-Green is a digital changemaker creating social learning systems to empower Black people, women, people with disabilities, and other marginalized populations in the technology and education sectors. Serving as a mobile technologist, trainer, and researcher, Ronda’s 16+ years of professional experience spans five continents...

Duration:00:48:44

Episode 91: A LiveWell Initiative for Africa with Adebisi Bright Part 2

9/14/2021
Greetings Glocal Citizens! For our next two-part conversation we're discussing health policy solutions for living well in Africa with my guest, CEO and founder of Nigeria's LiveWell Initiative (LWI), Adebisi "Bisi" Bright. As a social entrepreneur in the health sector, a qualified consultant clinical pharmacist and public health practitioner, Bisi is an innovative, pragmatic and result-oriented professional helping to improve wellness with a goal to improving life expectancy and reducing...

Duration:00:34:49

Episode 90: A LiveWell Initiative for Africa with Adebisi Bright Part 1

9/7/2021
Greetings Glocal Citizens! For our next two-part conversation we're discussing health policy solutions for living well in Africa with my guest, CEO and founder of Nigeria's LiveWell Initiative (LWI), Adebisi "Bisi" Bright. As a social entrepreneur in the health sector, a qualified consultant clinical pharmacist and public health practitioner, Bisi is an innovative, pragmatic and result-oriented professional helping to improve wellness with a goal to improving life expectancy and reducing...

Duration:00:41:19

Episode 89: Modeling a Life of Art and Experiences with Elizabeth Rollins-Moskowitz

8/31/2021
Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week on the podcast it's our first family affair. In a one year later flashback, I had the pleasure of meeting Elizabeth "Liz" Rollins-Moskowitz, mother of my guest from Episode 37 (https://glocalcitizens.fireside.fm/37), Salim Rollins. Liz describes herself as "an 82-year old trying to grow up and figure life out." With roots in Westchester County, New York, Liz traveled the world first when her parents moved to Switzerland as a teenager and later as a model...

Duration:00:47:22

Episode 88: In the Grassroots of Democracy with Gemima Neves Barlow

8/24/2021
Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week we meet our first Cape Verdian guest by way of Angola and New England in the United States. She's Gemima Neves Barlow, the deputy regional director for Southern and East Africa at the National Democratic Institute base in Washington, D.C. In in her 20-year tenure at NDI, Gemima has successfully implemented a wide range of democracy programming across the African continent, especially West and Southern Africa. Starting as Program Officer for Southern and...

Duration:00:48:43

Episode 87: Jumping and Pivoting into Beautiful Spaces with Jackie Edwards-Flowers

8/17/2021
Greetings Glocal Citizens! Earlier this month the world's eyes turned to Tokyo, Japan for the long awaited 2020 Summer Olympics which inspired me to connect with a former Stanford University track and field teammate, five-time Olympian Jacqueline "Jackie" Edwards-Flowers. Representing The Bahamas, she competed in the Long Jump and was ranked as high as 5th in the World. In her 17-year career as a professional track and field athlete Jackie's accomplishments include 2-time NCAA Champion and...

Duration:01:12:03

Episode 86: The Long and Short of Filmmaking with Will Niava Part 2

8/10/2021
Greetings Glocal Citizens! We're welcoming August with a doubleheader featuring Will Niava, an award winning Ivorian-Ghanaian film director based but not bound to Montréal, Canada. After his education in film production at the Concordia University in Quebec, Will directed a number of projects around the world. Namely, four episodes of MTV Shuga, a fiction series in the Ivory Coast as well as “Violence Of The Lambs”, a music video released on NOWNESS from which he made his first short film...

Duration:00:43:19

Episode 85: The Long and Short of Filmmaking with Will Niava Part 1

8/3/2021
Greetings Glocal Citizens! We're welcoming August with a doubleheader featuring Will Niava, an award winning Ivorian-Ghanaian film director based but not bound to Montréal, Canada. After his education in film production at the Concordia University in Quebec, Will directed a number of projects around the world--namely, four episodes of MTV Shuga, a fiction series in the Ivory Coast as well as “Violence Of The Lambs”, a music video released on NOWNESS from which he made his first short film...

Duration:00:40:00

Episode 84: An Artist Blooms in Brooklyn with Beverley Watson

7/27/2021
Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week I meet with another artist with Caribbean roots. Beverley Watson is a ceramic sculptor, art therapist and licensed educator specializing in children with special needs. Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, Beverley has been based in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn for more than 30 years. She attended the Jamaica School of Art and Brooklyn's Pratt Institute where she studied ceramic sculpture as an undergraduate and also received her Masters of Professional...

Duration:00:47:34

Episode 83: The Path of a Global Solutionist with Ivonne Cameron

7/20/2021
Greetings Glocal Citizens! My guest this week is Panamanian-American, Ivonne F. Cameron. Another serial entrepreneur, Ivonne who is based in the Washington, D.C. Area is currently CEO of ISE International Group, a healthcare, health and safety, COOP company. Prior to starting ISE in 2017, she launched over 14 start-ups across different industries from energy to fintech. The largest being a $92M health insurance company for the District of Columbia. Her global experience extends to work...

Duration:01:00:06

Episode 82: From Building Construction to Building Leaders with Mustapha Njie

7/13/2021
Greetings Glocal Citizens! My guest this week is Gambian real estate mogul, Mustapha "Youthman" Njie. Mr. Njie has over 30 years of proven experience in the building and property industry. He is the founder and CEO of TAF Africa Global, a Pan-African real estate company that has built homes across eight African countries with dominance in Nigeria and The Gambia. Growing up from a small and humble background, when he founded TAF Africa Global in 1990, the goal was to be the leading property...

Duration:00:54:25

Episode 81: Making Visible the Unremembered with La Vaughn Belle Part 2

7/6/2021
Greetings Glocal Citizens! In the next conversation it's a "Throwback Tuesday" as I reconnect with another old friend who is taking us on a journey between her home country of St. Croix to Denmark and back again. Born in Trinidad and Tobago, raised in and now based in the Virgin Islands, La Vaughn Belle makes visible the unremembered. Borrowing from elements of architecture, history and archeology Belle creates narratives that challenge colonial hierarchies and invisibility. La Vaughn...

Duration:00:22:01