A big congratulations to Saran Kaba Jones on her MTV Africa Music Award win! The show took place on Saturday, July 18th in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Saran shared the MTV Base Leadership Award honor with South African entrepreneur S’Bu Mavundla. The award recognizes the achievements of extraordinary and inspirational young individuals who are working every day to make positive change on the African continent.
Last month, Saran spoke as part of an expert panel at the 2015 World Economic Forum in South Africa. The panel discussion focused on lessons and new approaches which can be learned from the Ebola epidemic to prepare Africa for future health challenges. The group addressed system failure, building community-level resilience and ways to enable private-sector responses.
Photo credit: Twitter, Saran Kaba Jones