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Welcome!

I write and speak about Africa-China relations. I also run a social enterprise that aims to bring digital education to Ethiopia.

Both these endeavors are about providing access.

My Africa-China work is aimed at people who do not know much about the space. I have a book series called “The Complete Beginner’s Guide to China-Africa Relations.” The Africa-China space is relevant to everyone nowadays. Whether you are a European diplomat or an American aid worker, you need to grasp the basics of China-Africa in order to adapt to the future. If you are an African or Chinese government official, you need to know what’s been done and the role of your counterparts. That’s where I come in. I provide you with the essentials so you can build your understanding on a solid framework. I give you access to condensed, relevant information.

The social enterprise is about making sure that Ethiopian students have access to STEM content in their own languages. Like many students in developing countries, Ethiopian pupils work as well as attend school. If they miss school for whatever reason, especially their science and math classes, they may never catch up. Digitized content will meet them where they left off. With examples and questions that pertain to their own lives. In languages they understand.

Speaking of languages, in 2016, I published the first book in the world that teaches introductory Mandarin Chinese to Amharic speakers. Amharic is the official working language of Ethiopia. I guess this book is what initially connected my Africa-China work to my education work.

Phew! That was long!

If you read all that, we should probably talk. Send me a message or add me on LinkedIn below.

"Women and People's Livelihood"

"Women and People's Livelihood"

Shared the story of the matriarchs in my family at the 2018 NGO Beijing International Dialogue--"Women and People's Livelihood." Pictured here is my great grandmother, who did not know how to read and write and spent most of her life doing manual labor. Her daughter, my grandmother, learnt how to read and write in her 20's and thus had more access to information and opportunities. My mother and father, though they never earned a degree, invested heavily in my education. Thanks to this generational progress, I eventually ended up at Yale University. Many women in the world today are still living the way my great grandma lived and in order to help them and their daughters progress, we need give them access to education and opportunities. Thanks Kente and Silk or nominating me as a speaker.

Africa-China Tech for Social Impact (ACT SI)

Africa-China Tech for Social Impact (ACT SI)

The China-Africa Future Leader Forum

The China-Africa Future Leader Forum