Ogweno Stephen was one of the 10 ten finalists globally who were nominated for the prestigious Young Black Philanthropist award. This comes as a testament to the incredible work that Ogweno Stephen continues to do across the continent in the fields of health entrepreneurship and leadership. Ogweno who was nominated by the Black Philanthropy Month recognized and appreciated the support and pledged to continue to work in the continent and beyond to improve access to health care, foster entrepreneurship, and develop new leaders for this century and beyond.

Black Philanthropy Month (BPM), today a program of The Women Invested to Save Earth Fund (WISE), culminating in a multinational summit every August, is a global celebration and concerted campaign to elevate African descent giving and funding equity. Incubated starting in 2001 by its Founder Dr. Jackie Bouvier Copeland, with the support of Reunity, formerly the Pan-African Women’s Philanthropy Network, BPM launched in 2011 with its first official global summit to commemorate the United Nations Year and Decade of People of African Descent


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