Conversations with the Aspen New Voices Fellows

The New Voices Fellowship at the Aspen Institute is an initiative designed to bring more expert voices from the developing world into the global development discussion. Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the first 12-member class of New Voices fellows were selected from 10 African countries--Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Somalia and Tanzania--for a year-long program of media support, training, research and writing. Six of the New Voices fellows, in a series of interviews, shared their experiences with AllAfrica.

Deborah Ahenkorah

  • Somalia:   Entrepreneurship as a Tool for Peace

    allAfrica, 12 July 2013

    Somalia's reputation as a failed state often overshadows the country's potential, but Aspen Institute 2013 New Voices Fellow Mohamed Ali, a former Somali refugee, represents a new… Read more »

Mohamed Ali

  • Mali:   Transforming a Country Through Rice

    allAfrica, 12 July 2013

    Aspen Institute 2013 New Voices Fellow Salif Romano Niang is the co-founder and chief impact officer of Malo, a company working to revolutionize the rice industry in Niang's home… Read more »

Salif Niang

Mary Mwanyika Sando

Jane Otai

Regina Ayare

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