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
LIGHT OF ISRAEL AWARD FROM THE ISRAELI MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
MILLION LIVES CLUB
Awarded vanguard membership status for impacting over 1 million lives across Africa
Sivan was recognized as "1 of 8 Israeli women changing the world”
Sivan was recognized as one of “the top 100 people positively influencing Jewish life”
SOCIETY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (SID)
“Israelis Working to Change Lives in Developing Nations”
Sivan was recognized as one of “ top 10 most influential Israelis in business science and culture” by no camel
ISRAEL BONDS WOMEN’S DIVISION
Sivan received the “Circle
of excellent award”