Published on Nov 2, 2014
Cityworks (X)po is an interactive summit of people involved in and passionate about the work of creating vibrant, dynamic, wonderful communities, heldnnually in Roanoke, Virginia, in early October.
Born in Ghana, Sangu’s childhood home was a refuge for victims of torture and violence from neighboring Liberia and Sierra Leone. Awarded a full merit scholarship to attend prep school in the U.S., Sangu then graduated from Harvard with highest honors in African Studies and Economics.
While at Harvard, Sangu co-founded cleanacwa (formerly the African Development Initiative), which continues today, rallying academics, non-profits, businesses, and local government to help find and spread effective solutions for water and sanitation access.
Convinced that the real needs of communities can best be met through entrepreneurship, in 2008 he founded Golden Palm Investments to fund promising start-ups that can have social impact and generate jobs.
Sangu has been noticed by many national publications. Most recently, in 2014, Forbes named Sangu as one of Africa’s top 30 Under 30 Entrepreneurs, and Euromoney named Sangu “Africa’s Rising Star” and featured him in the May edition of the magazine.
Sangu is an author and poet, publishing Contemporary Africa through Poetry in 2012 and a forthcoming book, Seeding Growth: Africa’s Youngest Entrepreneurs. He loves the outdoors and trekked Mount Everest in 2013, and is currently training to summit Kilimanjaro during the summer of 2014.
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Ishmael Masuku6 months ago
Didier Champion1 month ago
Great presentation! Thank you
kudzanai murefu2 years ago