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 2 million people across 10 African countries.
Sivan and her organization, Innovation: Africa, have received multiple awards including the Innovation Award from the United Nations. Sivan has been recognized as one of the most “Inspiring Israeli this Decade” by Grapevine, one of 50 “Most Influential Women in Israel" by Forbes, one of the “Top 10 Most Influential Israelis in International Business, Science, and Culture” by NoCamels, and one of the “Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life” by Algemeiner.
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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
Sivan received the “Circle or excellent award”
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