Adriana Marina (founder of the NGO Hecho por Nosotros and B-Corp animaná) is happy to host Achenyo Idachaba-Obaro.
About our guest speaker Achenyo Idachaba-Obaro:
Achenyo Idachaba-Obaro is a Computer Scientist turned Social Entrepreneur. She is the Founder of MitiMeth, an award-winning Social Enterprise transforming waste and building livelihoods through the transformation of invasive aquatic weeds and agricultural residues. To date, MitiMeth has trained over 400 women from communities across Nigeria and Ghana to make eco-friendly home décor and lifestyle products from these natural fibres. She is passionate about creating sustainable textiles and accessories from renewable materials and working with fashion designers to push these into the mainstream. She has also been featured on BBC, Deutsche Welle TV, CNBC Africa and CNN’s African Start-Up. Her TED Talk has 1.8 million views and her work has been featured in several publications including a 2018 UN Environment Programme publication on “Exploring the Potential for Adopting Alternative Materials to reduce Marine Plastic Litter”.
Prior to founding MitiMeth, Achenyo spent 11 years with ExxonMobil where she held a variety of Regional and Global positions. She has a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Economics from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, an M.S. in Applied Computer Science from Illinois State University and an M.B.A from Cornell University. She held the position of Associate Lecturer at the University of Ibadan, Centre for General Studies during the 2018/2019 session and Course Director for Leap Africa’s 2020 Social Innovators Workshop.
Join Adriana Marina and Achenyo Idachaba-Obaro on Monday August 10 at 11 AM (Buenos Aires Time).