Video Interview: Thione Niang

Thione Niang, Co-founder and Managing Partner of AKON Lighting Africa, sat down with our Partnerships Editor, Katherine Townsend for a conversation during his visit as a speaker at the 2019 MIT Africa Innovate Conference. In addition to his work with AKON Lighting Africa, Thione created the Give 1 Project, which promotes leadership and entrepreneurship through women empowerment and global leadership programs in its its incubation centers in over 30 countries. Watch the video interview below.


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Listen to the audio of this interview on our Soundcloud below

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