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Eliza Anyangwe

Founder, writer, editor and moderator, The Nzinga Effect


Eliza Anyangwe is a journalist and moderator born in Cameroon, raised across Africa and based in London. She is also the founder of The Nzinga Effect, a media project focused on telling the stories of African and Afro-descendant women. 

Before going freelance in 2015, she was editor of the Guardian Global Development Professionals Network. She has written for The Financial TimesThe IndependentOpen Democracy and Al Jazeera English and has appeared as a commentator on NewsnightBBC World Service and PRI’s The World, among others. 

As a moderator and facilitator, Eliza has worked for a diverse range of organisations and institutions including the Government of Belgium, Dell, the Next Einstein Forum, the Stockholm International Water Institute, the Eat Forum, IDH, the Southbank Centre, the WTO, RSPO and various UN agencies from UN Environment to ITC and WSSCC. 

Speaking at the following WCEF2019 sessions:

Monday 3 June at 14.30-16.00: The circular economy in Africa
Tuesday 4 June at 9.00-10.30: International trade of circular economy goods and services

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