Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to another great week, full of possibilities!
On the Leadership Show this week, our guest shall be Chidi Koldsweat, the Founder of Donors for Africa Foundation, a grant management organization that works with governments, funding institutions, the private sector, philanthropy organizations, NGO’s and social impact leaders to break the cycles of poverty in Africa.
Chidi and her team work towards achieving the above objectives by strengthening the capacity of African social innovators, nonprofits, impact led businesses and social enterprises to access funds, achieve their visions towards the SDG’s and build sustainable organizations. She has a Master’s degree in Public Administration and International Affairs from the University of Lagos, Nigeria and is currently pursuing a leadership certificate in International Organizational Management from the University of Geneva.
As the Founder of Donors for Africa, she has trained over 1000+ nonprofits, raised $30M in direct and indirect funding, and reaches over 31,000 unique accounts weekly via their social media platforms where she provides knowledge to her nonprofit community. They also launched a premiere digital Social Innovators Bootcamp, which has recorded tremendous impact over a short time.
She was drafted into the African Youth Front on COVID-19 launched by the African Union (AU) Office of the Youth Envoy with the support of Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), where she represents the MILEAD Network, Africa.
Chidi has received several awards and recognition, including the 100 Women Impacting Africa. In 2020, she received the Social Media for Social Good Awards, flew the Nigerian flag at the launch of the Arab-African Youth Platform in 2019, pitched her organization at the World Bank Youth Summit.
In 2014, CEO Global gave Chidi an award as a Finalist, Africa’s most influential woman in management, business & public service (civil society category). In the same year, she was nominated by the Chinese Embassy to participate in the 3 weeks cultural exchange program under the Chinese Association for International Understanding.
In 2013, she became a Vital Voices Lead Fellow and was also nominated amongst the 100 Unseen Women Changing Her World. In 2011, she was selected amongst Africa’s 25 most outstanding emerging women leader under the Moremi Initiative for Leadership (MILEAD).
Our guest, Chidi Koldsweat has been featured on several local and international media, including: NBC, CBS and FOX News.
Despite these amazing achievements at a young age, she has continued to focus on creating long-term solutions that improve the lives of Africans at the grassroots, through policy formulation, strategy and implementation.
Ladies and gentlemen, on the Show on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, our guest, Chidi Koldsweat will be sharing with us how young and women entrepreneurs in Africa can prepare their enterprises for funding support from government and international agencies as well as investors.