innovation: africa

Meet Sivan Ya'ari Founder & CEO

of Innovation: Africa

Headshot of Sivan Yaari

Sivan Ya’ari is the founder and CEO of Innovation: Africa, a nonprofit that brings Israeli solar, agricultural and water technologies to African villages. She was born in Israel, raised in France, educated in the United States with degrees in Finance from Pace University and a masters in International Energy Management and Policy from Columbia University. Sivan has been working in Africa for over 20 years and over the past decade, using Israeli technologies, has brought clean water and light to over 3 million people across 10 African countries.

 

Learn more: Sivan Ya’ari - TED Talk

i24NEWS Interview with Sivan Ya'ari (2020)

AIPAC

Sivan Ya'ari at AIPAC

TEDx

Africa: Is Good Good Enough?

Sivan Ya'ari | TEDx TelAviv University

Innovation: Africa

Over The Last 10 Years

Videos

i24NEWS

Honors & Awards

2020

MILLION LIVES CLUB

Awarded vanguard membership status for impacting over 1 million lives across Africa

2019

GRAPEVINE

Sivan was recognized as "1 of 8 Israeli women changing the world”

ALGEMEINER

Sivan was recognized as one of “the top 100 people positively influencing Jewish life”

ABBA EBAN INSTITUTE FOR INNOVATIVE DIPLOMACY

Sivan received the "Innovation Diplomacy Award"

2018

SOCIETY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (SID)

ISRAEL AWARD

“Israelis Working to Change Lives in Developing Nations”

2017

NOCAMELS

Sivan was recognized as one of “ top 10 most influential Israelis in business science and culture” by no camel

2016

ISRAEL BONDS WOMEN’S DIVISION

Sivan received the “Circle
of excellent award”