When Nigerian designer Gift Raji found out that her clothing and accessory designs had won Fashionomics Africa’s $3,000 prize for sustainable fashion, it wasn’t only the cash prize that had her excited. The founder and creative director of Lagos-based brand Lohije said she saw the win as an opportunity to bring Africa’s sustainable styles to the world., Fashionomics Africa is an initiative of the African Development Bank to increase Africa’s participation in the global textile and fashion industry value chains – with an emphasis on women and youth. To learn more about the Fashionomics Africa online competition, click here.
America’s largest organization of journalists and media professionals of color has named the African Development Bank a “Salute to Excellence” award winner for the Bank’s communication around its Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation program.
Alfredo Rompão is not a farmer like others: along with his ten brothers and sisters, he was born and raised in the city, in São Tomé, the capital of São Tomé and Principe, an island country in Central Africa. Light years away from the lush hills where he now lives, working the fertile land to which he is deeply attached.
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