Each year African innovators sign the Harambe Declaration in the historic Gold Room of the Mount Washington Hotel, thereby pledging “to work together as one to pursue the social, political and economic development of our continent ”. In this spirit, Gold Room Briefings chronicles the progress of our collective endeavor to build Africa’s future.
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Okendo Lewis Gayle recently partnered with a new member of the 14th class of Harambeans, Ms. Arlene Mulder H’21, who launched BiB Africa - the first African audio library app preserving African stories, to produce the audio version of his first book ‘Harambeans: Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things’.
In partnership with Oppenheimer Generations Philanthropies the Alliance launched the Harambean Oppenheimer Fellowship , a 12-month program that supported the founders of Fineazy, LÜLA, Airgiftr and 3DIMO. The Inaugural cohort of Oppenheimer Fellows met and learned from serial entrepreneurs and global experts in the Alliance across the globe to receive support across four key strategic areas – capital, talent, strategic partnerships and leadership in order to accelerate the growth of their early-stage ventures.
Smile 90.4FM interviewed Mr. Okendo Lewis-Gayle, founder of Harambeans and Ms. Arlene Mulder H'21, co-founder of BiB, Africa's first audio library app preserving the continent's heritage through digital storytelling.


Learn how Harambean Eyram Akofa Tawia seeks to change the representation of African superheroes with Leti Arts, an African business focused on bringing an authentic Africa to a worldwide audience, through meaningful games and digital comics.
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