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26th March 2024 By The Global Heroes Humanitarian Impacts

Samira Bawumia Named Among Africa's Most Impactful 100 Change Makers 2023

Ghana's own Samira Bawumia has once again been recognized on the global stage for her remarkable contributions to humanitarian causes and sustainable development. Named among Africa's Most Impactful 100 Change Makers for 2023 by the Humanitarian Award Global, Samira Bawumia continues to inspire and lead with her dedication to positive change.

As the Second Lady of the Republic of Ghana, Samira Bawumia has exemplified leadership and compassion in her various roles and initiatives. Most recently, she was appointed as an Ambassador for the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, where she joins esteemed figures like the late Kofi Annan and renowned personalities such as Julia Roberts and Rocky Dawuni. Her commitment to raising awareness about household air pollution and advocating for clean cooking solutions reflects her deep concern for public health and environmental sustainability.

Samira Bawumia's impact extends beyond Ghana's borders. Her efforts have been acknowledged by prestigious institutions such as the African Union and the Diasporan African Forum, which honored her for promoting peace and empowerment across social, political, and economic spheres. Additionally, her work towards achieving the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal 7, ensuring access to clean and affordable energy, has earned her recognition from Sustainable Energy for All and Ashden.

Through her organization, the Samira Empowerment & Humanitarian Projects (SEHP), Samira Bawumia has spearheaded numerous initiatives aimed at uplifting the underprivileged and empowering women in Ghana. From donating library books to schools to launching literacy prizes for young writers, her efforts reflect a commitment to education and cultural enrichment. Notably, projects like "Needles4Girls," which provides vocational training to thousands of young women, underscore her dedication to combating unemployment and fostering economic independence.

Samira Bawumia's tireless advocacy for maternal and child health, women's empowerment, and education has earned her accolades both at home and abroad. Her recent receipt of the Ghanaian Women Association of Georgia Global Humanitarian Award further highlights the impact of her interventions on a global scale.

As Samira Bawumia continues to champion positive change and inspire others to make a difference, her inclusion among Africa's Most Impactful 100 Change Makers for 2023 serves as a testament to her enduring legacy of compassion, leadership, and service to humanity.

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