Author Archives: Joshua Praise

  • TOE at Columbia Business School

    #TEFATUNGA DAY 6: TEF ATTENDS UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY

    On Monday, September 26, 2022, TEF Founder, Mr. Tony O. Elumelu and the TEF delegates rounded their trip to New York with a visit to the Chazen Institute in Columbia Business School, where Mr. Elumelu joined a specially-convened fireside chat anchored by Ijeoma Ejimadu; a Columbia Business School student, Co-Founder of Kareerday, Investment Fellow at …

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  • A female health worker in Rwanda

    Opinion: Women, the backbone of Africa’s health care, need our support

    If anyone sifts through their childhood memories for a time when they felt unwell or needed care for a small scratch or bruise, the first person to respond would most likely be a woman — be it a mother, sister, school nurse, or caregiver. Just as they are in households and communities, women are also …

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  • Tony Elumelu at the United Nations General Assembly

    Keynote Address delivered by Our Founder, Mr. Tony Elumelu at the United Nations General Assembly

    My sister, great minister from South Africa and my brother, good to meet you all. Ladies and gentlemen and of course, my dear friend, Ms. Banks, great to meet you again. I think it was in April we were both interacting about this same message of social entrepreneurship for Africa, in collaboration with the United …

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  • TEF at UNGA 77: DAY 5

    #TEFatUNGA DAY 5: TEF ATTENDS UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY

    It’s all about climate change and actions! On Friday, September 23, 2022, TEF Founder, Mr. Tony O. Elumelu, C.O.N, CEO, Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu and TEF Director of Partnerships, Somachi Chris-Asoluka, held a series of bilateral meetings to further drive the importance and urgency of global investment in Africa for jobs creation, economic opportunities, climate responsibility, environmental …

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  • TOE at Forbes Philanthropy Summit

    TEFatUNGA DAY 4: TEF ATTENDS THE 77TH UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY

    “We should promote entrepreneurship on the continent. We need entrepreneurs to grow employment. We need entrepreneurship to give hope to our people. We need entrepreneurship to stop our people from crossing the Mediterranean in very harsh conditions. We need entrepreneurship to stop extremism on our continent. We need entrepreneurship to provide security and assure prosperity …

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  • Entrepreneurs holding TEF Merch

    TEFatUNGA DAY 3: TEF ATTENDS THE 77TH UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY

    Good food, good music, great company! On Wednesday, September 21, 2022, The Tony Elumelu Foundation brought the best of Africa to New York at the #UBAAfricaFoodfest. It was a celebration of African tastes, sounds, and people. The room was filled with peals of laughter and the aroma of unique African cuisine. All young Africans and …

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  • #TEFatUNGA DAY 2: TEF ATTENDS UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY

    On Tuesday, September 20, 2022, The Tony Elumelu Foundation, in collaboration with Google.org, hosted a roundtable event at UBA America’s headquarters, promoting dialogue in convening of UN leaders that highlights the urgency of investing in African entrepreneurs to create jobs, eradicate poverty, promote gender equity, and create economic opportunities to spearhead Africa’s transformation. Three beneficiaries …

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  • TEF at UNGA77

    #TEFatUNGA DAY 1: THE TONY ELUMELU FOUNDATION ATTENDS UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETINGS ON SEPTEMBER 19, 2022

    Leading Africa to emergence is now, more than ever, a priority that can only be achieved through collaboration and continuous advocacy. TEF Founder, Mr. Tony O. Elumelu, C.O.N., alongside TEF CEO, Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu; and TEF Director of Partnerships and Communications, Somachi Chris-Asoluka, are in New York to join other global and industry leaders to attend …

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  • TOE at UNGA'77

    African Youth Entrepreneurship Agreement Signed Between the Tony Elumelu Foundation and UNCDF

    Memorandum of Understanding Signed on the Sidelines of the UN General Assembly The Tony Elumelu Foundation and the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) today signed an agreement to support youth entrepreneurship in Africa, with a specific focus on historically underinvested areas within African frontier markets. In bringing together the expertise, experience and boots-on-the-ground presence in …

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  • Tony Elumelu

    Africa and Climate Change – A Conversation with US Senator John Kerry towards COP27

    Tony O. Elumelu As the world continues to experience the daily impact of global warming, whether the tragic recent flooding in Pakistan, or the less covered, but equally harmful, persistent environmental degradation of Africa’s Sahel region, leaders need to act, not just talk. Equally, Africa should not just be in the conversation, but actively set …

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