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Narratives of Purpose

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Narratives of Purpose is a podcast hosted by TEDx speaker Claire Murigande, that brings you inspiring individual stories. Every two weeks, Claire discusses with ordinary people making extraordinary social impact in various areas, such as: youth empowerment, healthcare initiatives and sustainable business. Claire's guests share their journeys, their passion and purpose, but also their perspectives on the future through fascinating conversations.

Narratives of Purpose is a podcast hosted by TEDx speaker Claire Murigande, that brings you inspiring individual stories. Every two weeks, Claire discusses with ordinary people making extraordinary social impact in various areas, such as: youth empowerment, healthcare initiatives and sustainable business. Claire's guests share their journeys, their passion and purpose, but also their perspectives on the future through fascinating conversations.

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United States

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Narratives of Purpose is a podcast hosted by TEDx speaker Claire Murigande, that brings you inspiring individual stories. Every two weeks, Claire discusses with ordinary people making extraordinary social impact in various areas, such as: youth empowerment, healthcare initiatives and sustainable business. Claire's guests share their journeys, their passion and purpose, but also their perspectives on the future through fascinating conversations.

Language:

English


Episodes

On Creating Illustrations for Social Awareness - A Conversation with Jean-Philippe Kalonji

11/22/2021
It is the Season two finale of our show. This last episode features Geneva-based, comic artist and painter Jean-Philippe (JP) Kalonji. JP is also an editorial illustrator for the Swiss newspaper Le Temps. In this discussion, he shares the role artists and culture play in social change, plus the importance for him to use his twenty years experience to be part of change makers creating social impact. Likewise, JP talks about his role as artistic director with the NGO Civitas Maxima, an...

Duration:00:27:03

On Transformative Teaching for Social Change - A Conversation with Drisana (Dru) McDaniel

11/8/2021
This new episode features South Carolina-based, transformation activist Drisana (Dru) McDaniel. Dru is a co-founder of the Transformative Teaching Collective, a worker-owned cooperative which promotes social justice education. She designs and facilitates customized workshops that awaken and enable intergroup dialogue to advance Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. In this conversion, Dru also talks about her approach centred around contemplation and spirituality to facilitate...

Duration:00:26:13

On Building an African Market Access Network - A Conversation with Olawale Ajose

10/25/2021
This new episode features Olawale Ajose. He is managing partner at Market Access Africa, a health care consulting firm based in Geneva, Switzerland, focusing on sub-saharan Africa. In this discussion, Wale talks about his journey in Global Health, supporting low and middle income countries. He also shares how his firm helps companies, organizations in the public sector and private sector, as well as his personal view on the future of healthcare on the African continent. Listen to his...

Duration:00:29:26

On Enhancing Access to Cancer Treatments - A Conversation with Ndeye Makalou

10/11/2021
This new episode features Ndeye Makalou. She is a drug development, clinical operations, and global supply chain leader in the Biopharma industry. In today’s conversation, Ndeye shares her passion for market access and developing health care systems in emerging markets rooted in her personal journey. She also talks about her endeavour to challenge the status quo, and develop solutions, while working at Roche pharmaceutical company, that enhanced access to medicine for breast cancer patients...

Duration:00:41:22

On Empowering Lives Beyond Disability - A Conversation with Oghenewaire Jennifer Nikoro

9/27/2021
This final episode of the September Inclusion series features Oghenewaire Jennifer Nikoro, a legal practitioner and disability advocate based in Lagos, Nigeria. Jennifer is the founder of Life Beyond Disability Foundation, which advocates for equal rights and social inclusion for persons with disability in Africa. In today’s interview, she shares her journey and her vision of empowering lives beyond disability. Listen to her story. Life Beyond Disability Foundation website:...

Duration:00:27:15

On Destigmatising Handicap and Blindness - A Conversation with Thibault Trancart

9/20/2021
This third episode of the September Inclusion series features Thibault Trancart, based in Geneva (Switzerland) and founder of No Blink. With No Blink, Thibault offers services such as conferences and workshops, with the aim to raise awareness plus take off the negative perception of visual impairment, but also inspire people to use their struggles as a force to move forward. In this discussion, he shares his journey of becoming blind as an early teenager, then moving to Canada for his...

Duration:00:29:20

On Supporting Families of Special Needs Children - A Conversation with Eraina Ferguson

9/13/2021
The second episode of the September Inclusion series features special needs advocate, writer, and TEDx curator, Eraina Ferguson. She is the founder of My Good Life, an organisation that enables families of children with special needs to live their best life despite their circumstances. Eraina authored a memoir in 2020, likewise titled My Good Life. In this conversation, she shares her journey raising a daughter with special needs but also empowering other parents. Listen to her story. My...

Duration:00:40:12

On Advocating For An Inclusive Workplace - A Conversation with Vivian Acquah

9/6/2021
This first episode of the September Inclusion series features Vivian Acquah. She is an inclusive Workplace Wellness Advocate, founder of Viva la Vive and the Amplify DEI Summit, also the host of Let’s Humanize the Workplace podcast. Vivian advises managers on how to keep their team members engaged, energized, and safe in a sustainable manner, by making topics related to workplace wellness & diversity equity and inclusion (DEI) accessible to everyone. In today’s conversation, Vivian shares...

Duration:00:36:27

On Empowering Women in Tech - A Conversation with Anie Akpe

8/23/2021
This final episode of the Tech For Good August series features Anie Akpe, founder of African Women in Technology (AWIT). Her organisation is dedicated to providing opportunities and a safe space for women to grow and lead in the tech space, by hosting events in countries across Africa. In this discussion, Anie talks about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on AWIT conference series. She also shares how learning about technology, understanding its efficiency and exchanging experiences drives...

Duration:00:36:33

On Transforming Healthcare - A Conversation with Mary Carbajal

8/16/2021
The third episode of the Tech for Good August podcast series features Mary Carbajal, CEO and founder of B1OS, a company committed to provide secure and efficient access to health information allowing for real-time sharing of data with anyone, anywhere. Mary talks about leveraging technology to create groundbreaking innovation in healthcare. She also addresses the issue of medical transparency for people to be able to share their individual health information with doctors or even family...

Duration:00:43:31

On Game-based STEAM Learning - A Conversation with Jade Li

8/9/2021
The second episode of the Tech for Good August podcast series features Jade Li, CEO and founder of Katapult, an EdTech startup based in Mauritius which provides Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) holiday camps for children. In today's discussion, Jade shares her passion to create games-based learning experiences, and her vision to empower the next generation of changemakers with relevant skills to challenge the status quo, but also build their creative confidence....

Duration:00:28:31

On Gamifying Diversity & Inclusion Education - A Conversation with Alma Moya Losada

8/2/2021
This first episode of the Tech for Good August series features Alma Moya Losada, CEO and co-founder of Aequaland. Her award-winning startup is a social impact and EduTech focused video game platform developer based in Lausanne, Switzerland, that creates meaningful games to educate and entertain children on inclusion, creativity, as well as sustainability topics. In this conversation, Alma talks about her entrepreneurial journey. She addresses topics such as bias in education, access to the...

Duration:00:33:19

On Developing African Renewable Energy - A Conversation with Henri Nyakarundi

7/19/2021
This new episode features Henri Nyakarundi, CEO and founder of the African Renewable Energy Distributor (ARED) group, a company that operates at the intersection of deep tech technology and renewable energy. Henri is also the host of the HN VLOG where he educates the next generation about challenges of being a social entrepreneur in Africa. In this discussion, he shares his entrepreneurial journey from the US to Rwanda. He candidly gives his perspective on the state of innovation on the...

Duration:00:41:34

On Creating an Eco-friendly African Brand - A Conversation with Kevine Kagirimpundu

7/5/2021
Welcome to season two of the podcast! This first episode features Kevine Kagirimpundu, CEO and co-founder of Uzuri K&Y. She was named among the top 10 heroes creating change across Africa in 2019 by the Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative. In today's conversation, Kevine talks about her entrepreneurial journey with her company Uzuri K&Y, a shoe brand established in Rwanda which recycles waste into functional and fashionable products. She also shares her passion for empowering youth and women...

Duration:00:26:56

Season 1 Bonus

4/19/2021
On this final episode of Season one, I share some previously unreleased interview segments with five guests. There is Pauline Koelbl, founder of AfriProspect and ShEquity, who’s primary focus is African female-led innovative startups. Pauline tells me more about the first companies ShEquity has invested in. Then Ana Maria Angarita and Isabel Brücher, both co-founders of Capacity Zurich a talent and startup incubator for refugees and migrants in Switzerland. Ana Maria and Isabel share how...

Duration:00:21:17

On Repurposing Struggle into Strength - A Conversation with Lucy Antrobus

4/4/2021
On this episode, I speak with Lucy Antrobus founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Refugee Voices. Her organisation, based in Lausanne, offers a confidence building program to young refugees, migrants and other marginalised groups in Switzerland. Lucy shares with me her ambition to make an impact in the world by tapping into the human potential in diverse communities. She enthusiastically talks about the power of using storytelling as a tool for personal transformation. Refugee Voices...

Duration:00:40:42

On Learning Assertiveness - A Conversation with Alessandra Patti

3/22/2021
Alessandra Patti is the founder of FindYourWay Coaching, a consulting practice based in Zurich. She is an assertiveness skills and mental wellbeing coach, but also a Lecturer on "assertiveness skills for the future of work" and "self-esteem in the digital age" at the University of St. Gallen. On this episode, we talk about the benefits of practicing assertive communication on professional and personal wellbeing. Alessandra gives some insights on the trends she observes in this new space of...

Duration:00:38:16

On Reimagining Education - A Conversation with Connie Nshemereirwe

3/8/2021
After fifteen years as a University Lecturer, based in Uganda, Connie Nshemereirwe is now an independent science and policy facilitator. She founded Actualise Africa in 2016, with the vision to see Africa evolve and fulfil its potential by profoundly reimagining current education systems. On this episode, Connie tells me about her work at the interface between academia and policy. She shares with me the core of her mission to reform education. Connie also talks about her activities with...

Duration:00:35:06

On Preventing Blindness - A Conversation with Dr. Sanduk Ruit & Thomas Bosshard

2/22/2021
On this episode, I talk with world renowned eye surgeon, founder and executive director of the Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology in Kathmandu: Dr. Sanduk Ruit; and with co-owner of Oertli Instrumente AG, a Swiss-based medical device company: Thomas Bosshard. Both Dr. Ruit and Thomas have been carrying out impactful work in the field of cataract surgery. In our conversation, they share how they established a long-lasting collaboration leading to philanthropic activities. Dr. Ruit and Thomas...

Duration:00:45:10

On One Health - A Conversation with Fanny Kaufmann

2/8/2021
Fanny Kaufmann is a global Medical Affairs leader in oncology at Takeda. She is passionate about solving global challenges in the areas of patient advocacy, access to medicine, public health safety, animal welfare and animal health, plus food security. On this episode, Fanny tells me about her new journey into One Health. We have a reflective conversation on the interconnection between human health, animal health and ecosystem health, in the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Fanny...

Duration:00:33:08