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Both a way of life and a philosophy, Ubuntu is Africa’s gift to the world. Hosted by Mungi Ngomane, a human rights activist, patron of the Tutu Foundation UK and author of the book Everyday Ubuntu: Living Better Together the African Way, this show engages in conversations about our common humanity. Because Ubuntu is a way to live life better together, our episodes include exchanges with inspiring personalities from around the world who fight for causes they believe in, who recognize their own weaknesses and who continue to work on how they carry themselves in the world to help make it a better place.

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Both a way of life and a philosophy, Ubuntu is Africa’s gift to the world. Hosted by Mungi Ngomane, a human rights activist, patron of the Tutu Foundation UK and author of the book Everyday Ubuntu: Living Better Together the African Way, this show engages in conversations about our common humanity. Because Ubuntu is a way to live life better together, our episodes include exchanges with inspiring personalities from around the world who fight for causes they believe in, who recognize their own weaknesses and who continue to work on how they carry themselves in the world to help make it a better place.

    Shannon Sedgwick Davis | Activist and CEO of Bridgeway Foundation | Don't let hope be suppressed

    Shannon Sedgwick Davis | Activist and CEO of Bridgeway Foundation | Don't let hope be suppressed

    Shannon Sedgwick Davis joined host Mungi Ngomane to discuss her work as the CEO of the Bridgeway Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to ending and preventing mass atrocities around the world. As an attorney and passionate advocate for social justice, Ms. Sedgwick Davis has guided the Bridgeway Foundation to pioneering solutions to seemingly intractable issues. More recently, Ms. Sedgwick Davis and the Bridgeway Foundation have been credited for their pivotal role in mobilizing awareness, civilian protection, and recovery efforts against the Lord’s Resistance Army and its leader, Joseph Kony; the first-ever indictee of the International Criminal Court. Sustained by the strength of the human heart, Shannon is working every day to champion human rights for those facing great danger and harm. You can read more about Shannon and the true story of the unconventional collaboration and approach she built to stop Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army in her book To Stop a Warlord: My Story of Justice, Grace, and the Fight for Peace.
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    Kamal Ahmed | Senior Leader at BBC News | Listen and Iterate

    Kamal Ahmed | Senior Leader at BBC News | Listen and Iterate

    Kamal Ahmed is a senior leader at BBC News—formerly an Editorial Director and member of the News Group Board, he was also the on-air Economics and Business Editor, for the BBC both nationally in the UK and globally. In this episode, he tells host Mungi Ngomane about his experience at the Equality and Human Rights Commission where he, along with his team, evolved the outlook on diversity and inclusion; moving from a problem to be solved to an advantage to grasp. If you only take one thing from this episode, it should be to be an active listener, and to iterate: be willing to have conversations. This is so crucial in today's world so we don't find ourselves in the same place 30 years from now; the time for change is now.
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    • 52 min
    Lewis Pugh, Endurance Swimmer, Ocean Advocate & Public Speaker | Tackling the Climate Emergency

    Lewis Pugh, Endurance Swimmer, Ocean Advocate & Public Speaker | Tackling the Climate Emergency

    Prepare for your mind to be blown. In this conversation, Mungi is joined by endurance swimmer and UN Patron of the Oceans, Lewis Pugh. Lewis has completed a long-distance swim in every ocean in the world... no small feat. In this episode, Lewis shares when and why he started swimming--an answer you won't have seen coming. Lewis's point of view is a vital reminder of the importance to preserve and conserve our oceans as part of a bigger conversation around the climate crisis, including an explanation on why humans need to stop eating fish. You'll be amazed by Lewis's achievements, and you'll leave informed thanks to his insights and vast knowledge, along with his advice on how to differentiate inspiration and motivation. To learn more about Lewis and his work visit lewispughfoundation.org
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    • 38 min
    Dr. Paula Cordeiro | Professor & VP of Education, Edify | All About Access

    Dr. Paula Cordeiro | Professor & VP of Education, Edify | All About Access

    Dr. Paula Cordeiro of the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies joins Mungi on this week's episode of Everyday Ubuntu to discuss all things education. Her work goes beyond borders, sharing how crucial it is for everyone around the globe to have access to quality education. In this episode, you'll see how these issues are not confined to any specific nation. For instance, even with all of the developments in the U.S, there is still gross inequity and lack of access. Aside from academia, Dr. Cordeiro is also the VP of Education for Edify, an organization whose mission is to improve and expand sustainable Christian-centred education globally. Edify understands that schools need loans, education technology, and training to truly improve and expand. As a lifetimes learner, her greatest fear for humanity is that we will not learn from our history around conflicts, and repeat avoidable mistakes. To learn more about Edify, please visit edify.org.
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    • 34 min
    Saskia Niño de Rivera | Activist & Founder of Reinserta | Fighting for victims of the prison system

    Saskia Niño de Rivera | Activist & Founder of Reinserta | Fighting for victims of the prison system

    This week, Everyday Ubuntu host Mungi Ngomane is joined by Saskia Niño de Rivera, a Mexican-American advocate for human rights. In this episode, Niño de Rivera spoke about the organization she founded, Reinserta, and the work it does to reform the penitentiary system in Mexico. Reinserta works with girls, boys, adolescents, and young people who have been exposed to traumatic situations due to the criminal justice system. The organization's intervention is focused on reducing risk factors in their development. This is because they know that coming from a family with a criminal history, or growing up inside a prison should not be a life sentence and predestine them to a lifetime of crime. Reinserta has had a direct positive impact on more than 2,600 people in the prison system, working annually with around 180 adolescents and young people in conflict with the law and in the process of reintegration. The organization also works with more than 200 women deprived of both liberty and their children. Saskia has become an authority on the prison system in Mexico and shares some of her important learnings with podcast listeners. To learn more about Reinserta, visit reinserta.org
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    • 34 min
    Rama Chakaki, Social Entrepreneur & Impact Investor | Be compelled to serve

    Rama Chakaki, Social Entrepreneur & Impact Investor | Be compelled to serve

    Rama Chakaki applies 25 years of technical and communications experience to her passion: social development for Arab youth. In this episode, she shares with host Mungi Ngomane why she is compelled to serve, the importance of the human connection, as well as how so much comes down to our connection to nature. Rama runs Chakaki Consulting, as well as VIP.fund, a venture philanthropy fund investing in youth programs and technology startups. In addition to creating space for those not typically afforded it, she works on creating peace through education and technology. Additonally, as a co-founder for edSeed, her philanthropic crowdfunding platform, she oversees all operations for refugee students seeking funding and mentorship for higher education. Her story is one of someone who turns challenges into opportunity, in an effort to reflect on where the imbalance lies and ensure all people are treated with dignity and respect the whole way through.
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    • 34 min

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