Narratives of Purpose

Narratives of Purpose

Narratives of Purpose is a podcast hosted by TEDx speaker Claire Murigande, that brings you inspiring individual stories. Every two weeks, Claire discusses with ordinary people making extraordinary social impact in various areas, such as: youth empowerment, healthcare initiatives and sustainable business. Claire's guests share their journeys, their passion and purpose, but also their perspectives on the future through fascinating conversations.
On Creating Illustrations for Social Awareness - A Conversation with Jean-Philippe Kalonji
November 22, 2021
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On Creating Illustrations for Social Awareness - A Conversation with Jean-Philippe Kalonji

It is the Season two finale of our show. This last episode features Geneva-based, comic artist and painter Jean-Philippe (JP) Kalonji. JP is also an editorial illustrator for the Swiss newspaper Le Temps. In this discussion, he shares the role artists and culture play in social change, plus the importance for him to use his twenty years experience to be part of change makers creating social impact...

On Transformative Teaching for Social Change - A Conversation with Drisana (Dru) McDaniel
November 08, 2021
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On Transformative Teaching for Social Change - A Conversation with Drisana (Dru) McDaniel

This new episode features South Carolina-based, transformation activist Drisana (Dru) McDaniel. Dru is a co-founder of the Transformative Teaching Collective, a worker-owned cooperative which promotes social justice education. She designs and facilitates customized workshops that awaken and enable intergroup dialogue to advance Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. In this conversion, Dru...

On Building an African Market Access Network - A Conversation with Olawale Ajose
October 25, 2021
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On Building an African Market Access Network - A Conversation with Olawale Ajose

This new episode features Olawale Ajose. He is managing partner at Market Access Africa, a health care consulting firm based in Geneva, Switzerland, focusing on sub-saharan Africa. In this discussion, Wale talks about his journey in Global Health, supporting low and middle income countries. He also shares how his firm helps companies, organizations in the public sector and private sector, as well ...

On Enhancing Access to Cancer Treatments - A Conversation with Ndeye Makalou
October 10, 2021
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On Enhancing Access to Cancer Treatments - A Conversation with Ndeye Makalou

This new episode features Ndeye Makalou. She is a drug development, clinical operations, and global supply chain leader in the Biopharma industry. In today’s conversation, Ndeye shares her passion for market access and developing health care systems in emerging markets rooted in her personal journey. She also talks about her endeavour to challenge the status quo, and develop solutions, while worki...

On Empowering Lives Beyond Disability - A Conversation with Oghenewaire Jennifer Nikoro
September 27, 2021
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On Empowering Lives Beyond Disability - A Conversation with Oghenewaire Jennifer Nikoro

This final episode of the September Inclusion series features Oghenewaire Jennifer Nikoro, a legal practitioner and disability advocate based in Lagos, Nigeria. Jennifer is the founder of Life Beyond Disability Foundation, which advocates for equal rights and social inclusion for persons living with disability in Africa. In today’s interview, she shares her journey and her vision of empowering liv...

On Destigmatising Handicap and Blindness - A Conversation with Thibault Trancart
September 20, 2021
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On Destigmatising Handicap and Blindness - A Conversation with Thibault Trancart

The third episode of the September Inclusion series features Thibault Trancart, based in Geneva (Switzerland) and founder of No Blink. With No Blink, Thibault offers services such as conferences and workshops, with the aim to raise awareness plus take off the negative perception of visual impairment, but also inspire people to use their struggles as a force to move forward. In this discussion, he ...

On Supporting Families of Special Needs Children - A Conversation with Eraina Ferguson
September 13, 2021
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On Supporting Families of Special Needs Children - A Conversation with Eraina Ferguson

The second episode of the September Inclusion series features special needs advocate, writer, and TEDx curator, Eraina Ferguson. She is the founder of My Good Life, an organisation that enables families of children with special needs to live their best life despite their circumstances. Eraina authored a memoir in 2020, likewise titled My Good Life. In this conversation, she shares her journey rais...

On Advocating For An Inclusive Workplace - A Conversation with Vivian Acquah
September 06, 2021
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On Advocating For An Inclusive Workplace - A Conversation with Vivian Acquah

This first episode of the September Inclusion series features Vivian Acquah. She is an inclusive Workplace Wellness Advocate, founder of Viva la Vive and the Amplify DEI Summit, also the host of Let’s Humanize the Workplace podcast. Vivian advises managers on how to keep their team members engaged, energized, and safe in a sustainable manner, by making topics related to workplace wellness & di...

On Empowering Women in Tech - A Conversation with Anie Akpe
August 23, 2021
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On Empowering Women in Tech - A Conversation with Anie Akpe

This final episode of the Tech For Good August series features Anie Akpe, founder of African Women in Technology (AWIT). Her organisation is dedicated to providing opportunities and a safe space for women to grow and lead in the tech space, by hosting events in countries across Africa. In this discussion, Anie talks about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on AWIT conference series. She also shar...

On Transforming Healthcare - A Conversation with Mary Carbajal
August 16, 2021
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On Transforming Healthcare - A Conversation with Mary Carbajal

The third episode of the Tech for Good August podcast series features Mary Carbajal, CEO and founder of B1OS, a company committed to provide secure and efficient access to health information allowing for real-time sharing of data with anyone, anywhere. Mary talks about leveraging technology to create groundbreaking innovation in healthcare. She also addresses the issue of medical transparency for ...

On Game-based STEAM Learning - A Conversation with Jade Li
August 09, 2021
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On Game-based STEAM Learning - A Conversation with Jade Li

The second episode of the Tech for Good August podcast series features Jade Li, CEO and founder of Katapult, an EdTech startup based in Mauritius which provides Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) holiday camps for children. In today's discussion, Jade shares her passion to create games-based learning experiences, and her vision to empower the next generation of changema...

On Gamifying Diversity & Inclusion Education - A Conversation with Alma Moya Losada
August 02, 2021
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On Gamifying Diversity & Inclusion Education - A Conversation with Alma Moya Losada

This first episode of the Tech for Good August series features Alma Moya Losada, CEO and co-founder of Aequaland. Her award-winning startup is a social impact and EduTech focused video game platform developer based in Lausanne, Switzerland, that creates meaningful games to educate and entertain children on inclusion, creativity, as well as sustainability topics. In this conversation, Alma talks ab...

On Developing African Renewable Energy - A Conversation with Henri Nyakarundi
July 19, 2021
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On Developing African Renewable Energy - A Conversation with Henri Nyakarundi

This new episode features Henri Nyakarundi, CEO and founder of the African Renewable Energy Distributor (ARED) group, a company that operates at the intersection of deep tech technology and renewable energy. Henri is also the host of the HN VLOG where he educates the next generation about challenges of being a social entrepreneur in Africa. In this discussion, he shares his entrepreneurial journey...

On Creating an Eco-friendly African Brand - A Conversation with Kevine Kagirimpundu
July 05, 2021
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On Creating an Eco-friendly African Brand - A Conversation with Kevine Kagirimpundu

Welcome to season two of the podcast! This first episode features Kevine Kagirimpundu, CEO and co-founder of Uzuri K&Y. She was named among the top 10 heroes creating change across Africa in 2019 by the Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative. In today's conversation, Kevine talks about her entrepreneurial journey with her company Uzuri K&Y, a shoe brand established in Rwanda which recycles was...

Season 1 Bonus
April 19, 2021x
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Season 1 Bonus

On this final episode of Season one, I share some previously unreleased interview segments with five guests. There is Pauline Koelbl, founder of AfriProspect and ShEquity, who’s primary focus is African female-led innovative startups. Pauline tells me more about the first companies ShEquity has invested in. Then Ana Maria Angarita and Isabel Brücher, both co-founders of Capacity Zurich a talent an...

On Repurposing Struggle into Strength - A Conversation with Lucy Antrobus
April 04, 2021x
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On Repurposing Struggle into Strength - A Conversation with Lucy Antrobus

On this episode, I speak with Lucy Antrobus founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Refugee Voices. Her organisation, based in Lausanne, offers a confidence building program to young refugees, migrants and other marginalised groups in Switzerland. Lucy shares with me her ambition to make an impact in the world by tapping into the human potential in diverse communities. She enthusiastically talks a...

On Learning Assertiveness - A Conversation with Alessandra Patti
March 22, 2021x
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On Learning Assertiveness - A Conversation with Alessandra Patti

Alessandra Patti is the founder of Find Your Way Coaching, a consulting practice based in Zurich. She is an assertiveness skills and mental wellbeing coach, but also a Lecturer on "assertiveness skills for the future of work" and "self-esteem in the digital age" at the University of St. Gallen. On this episode, we talk about the benefits of practicing assertive communication on professional and pe...

On Reimagining Education - A Conversation with Connie Nshemereirwe
March 08, 2021x
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On Reimagining Education - A Conversation with Connie Nshemereirwe

After fifteen years as a University Lecturer, based in Uganda, Connie Nshemereirwe is now an independent science and policy facilitator. She founded Actualise Africa in 2016, with the vision to see Africa evolve and fulfil its potential by profoundly reimagining current education systems. On this episode, Connie tells me about her work at the interface between academia and policy. She shares with ...

On Preventing Blindness - A Conversation with Dr. Sanduk Ruit & Thomas Bosshard
February 22, 2021x
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On Preventing Blindness - A Conversation with Dr. Sanduk Ruit & Thomas Bosshard

On this episode, I talk with world renowned eye surgeon, founder and executive director of the Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology in Kathmandu: Dr. Sanduk Ruit; and with co-owner of Oertli Instrumente AG, a Swiss-based medical device company: Thomas Bosshard. Both Dr. Ruit and Thomas have been carrying out impactful work in the field of cataract surgery. In our conversation, they share how they e...

On One Health - A Conversation with Fanny Kaufmann
February 08, 2021x
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On One Health - A Conversation with Fanny Kaufmann

Fanny Kaufmann is a global Medical Affairs leader in oncology at Takeda. She is passionate about solving global challenges in the areas of patient advocacy, access to medicine, public health safety, animal welfare and animal health, plus food security. On this episode, Fanny tells me about her new journey into One Health. We have a reflective conversation on the interconnection between human healt...