Sam Hart, 22 Others Named Acumen Academy Fellow For West Africa
The News Gazette Online
The Acumen Academy, a global School for Social Change has selected the Director General of the Abia State Marketing and Quality Management Agency, Barrister Sam Hart, as part of the organizations 2021 cohort, the appointment which came with 22 others from across West Africa is made up of 52% women, includes extraordinary individuals in academia, for-profit, government, and nonprofit institutions – working together across lines of difference. From supporting smallholder oil-palm processors in rural Liberia to harmonizing the standardization of goods produced in Abia state Nigeria, these Fellows are challenging the status quo and rebuilding systems in their communities and sectors.
The 2021 Acumen Academy West Africa cohort consists of leaders who are tackling issues of poverty and injustice.
This year’s cohort brings together 23 leaders from across Anglophone West Africa – Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and The Gambia.
Over the course of the year, the Fellows will learn with – and from – each other in a series of virtual seminars about how to strengthen their ability to influence people and systems on behalf of the poor and the vulnerable. Here, competence meets character and urgency meets action as Fellows engage with Acumen Academy’s leadership development curriculum grounded in practices that reinforce the collective.
At the end of the Fellowship’s first year, Fellows will join our global community of more than 700 social innovators—who have made an impact on more than 8 million lives across the world—to share in a lifelong journey centred on creating a world that assures dignity for all.
The Acumen Academy West Africa program is generously supported by Ford Foundation, Global Affairs Canada, Hazon Holdings, and Mitsubishi Corporation.