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Sivan Ya’ari is the founder and CEO of Innovation: Africa, a non-profit that brings Israeli solar, agricultural and water technologies to African villages. Born in Israel, raised in France, and educated in the United States; Sivan pursued an Undergraduate degree in Finance from Pace University and a Masters degree in Energy Management and Policy from Columbia University. Sivan has been working in Africa for over 20 years, and in the past decade has brought clean water and light using Israeli technologies to over 1.8 million people across 10 African countries.

Sivan has received several accolades and recognitions, including “40 Under 40 Most Promising Israelis" by Globes magazine and one of the "50 Most Influential Women in Israel” by Forbes Israel. She received the Society for International Development (SID) Award commending Israelis working to change lives in developing nations in 2018 and was named one of the "Most Inspiring Israelis of the decade" in 2019 and “Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life" by Algemeiner.

 

To learn more about Sivan Ya’ari: TED Talk here

Sivan Ya'ari Videos

Africa: Is Good Good Enough?

Sivan Ya'ari | TEDx TelAviv University

i24News Interview with Sivan Ya'ari  (2020)

Innovation: Africa Over the Past 10 years (2020)

Sivan Ya'ari Founder and CEO at AIPAC

Sivan Ya'ari   Honors & Awards

2019

2019

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

2017

2016

SOCIETY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (SID)

ISRAEL AWARD

“Israelis Working to Change Lives in Developing Nations”

NOCAMELS

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 or excellent award”

Former Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

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