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Narratives of Purpose

34 EpisodesProduced by Claire MurigandeWebsite

Narratives of Purpose is a podcast hosted by TEDx speaker Claire Murigande, that brings you inspiring individual stories. Every two weeks, Claire discusses with ordinary people making extraordinary social impact in various areas, such as: youth empowerment, healthcare initiatives and sustainable bus… read more

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On Impact Investing and Social Justice - A Conversation with Eleni D. Janis

May 17th, 2022


Join me in today’s conversation with Eleni Janis, she is the managing partner and CIO of Equivico which is a female owned investment firm in New York. In our discussion, Eleni shares her thoughts and experiences around …

On Overcoming Social Biases - A Conversation with Piera Marongiu

May 3rd, 2022


Join me for my discussion with Piera Marongiu as we switch gears from education, and shine a light on our new episode theme of inclusion. Piera is the founder of Integrate Include Engage which focuses on supporting …

On Powering Education with Technology - A Conversation with Ismail Eleburuike

April 26th, 2022


In this episode, I talk with Ismail Eleburuike about the importance of bringing technology to schools across the African continent to better connect …

On Learning with Leaders - A Conversation with Gunjan Aggarwal

April 12th, 2022


Join me for the first episode of April and my discussion with Gunjan Aggarwal, co-founder of Learn With Leaders. Learn With Leaders is an educational …

On Unity through Youth’s Voices - A Conversation with Mamobo Ogoro

March 22nd, 2022


In today’s discussion I speak with Mamobo Ogoro, who is a Social psychologist, Social Entrepreneur and Founder & CEO of Gorm Media - an impact …

On Intercultural Exchange and Education - A Conversation with Till Kraemer

March 8th, 2022


In this episode, I speak with Till Kraemer, who is a mathematician turned social entrepreneur, and is the co-founder general manager of the …

On Fashion Activism and Dialogue - A Conversation with Akim Tejan Cole

March 8th, 2022


Welcome to season three of the podcast. Throughout this series, we will continue to shine a light on the changemakers who are having an incredible impact on the world whilst finding innovative ways to build a better …

Season 3 Trailer

March 1st, 2022


Introducing the third season of the Narratives of Purpose podcast. In this new season, I continue to share unique stories of global changemakers and …

On Creating Illustrations for Social Awareness - A Conversation with Jean-Philippe Kalonji

November 22nd, 2021


It is the Season two finale of our show. This last episode features Geneva-based, comic artist and painter Jean-Philippe (JP) Kalonji. JP is also an editorial illustrator for the Swiss newspaper Le Temps. In this …

On Transformative Teaching for Social Change - A Conversation with Drisana (Dru) McDaniel

November 8th, 2021


This new episode features South Carolina-based, transformation activist Drisana (Dru) McDaniel. Dru is a co-founder of the Transformative Teaching …

On Building an African Market Access Network - A Conversation with Olawale Ajose

October 25th, 2021


This new episode features Olawale Ajose. He is managing partner at Market Access Africa, a health care consulting firm based in Geneva, Switzerland, …

On Enhancing Access to Cancer Treatments - A Conversation with Ndeye Makalou

October 10th, 2021


This new episode features Ndeye Makalou. She is a drug development, clinical operations, and global supply chain leader in the Biopharma industry. In today’s conversation, Ndeye shares her passion for market access and …

On Empowering Lives Beyond Disability - A Conversation with Oghenewaire Jennifer Nikoro

September 27th, 2021


This final episode of the September Inclusion series features Oghenewaire Jennifer Nikoro, a legal practitioner and disability advocate based in Lagos, Nigeria. Jennifer is the founder of Life Beyond Disability …

On Destigmatising Handicap and Blindness - A Conversation with Thibault Trancart

September 20th, 2021


This third episode of the September Inclusion series features Thibault Trancart, based in Geneva (Switzerland) and founder of No Blink. With No …

On Supporting Families of Special Needs Children - A Conversation with Eraina Ferguson

September 13th, 2021


The second episode of the September Inclusion series features special needs advocate, writer, and TEDx curator, Eraina Ferguson. She is the founder of My Good Life, an organisation that enables families of children with …

On Advocating For An Inclusive Workplace - A Conversation with Vivian Acquah

September 6th, 2021


This first episode of the September Inclusion series features Vivian Acquah. She is an inclusive Workplace Wellness Advocate, founder of Viva la Vive and the Amplify DEI Summit, also the host of Let’s Humanize the …

On Empowering Women in Tech - A Conversation with Anie Akpe

August 23rd, 2021


This final episode of the Tech For Good August series features Anie Akpe, founder of African Women in Technology (AWIT). Her organisation is …

On Transforming Healthcare - A Conversation with Mary Carbajal

August 16th, 2021


The third episode of the Tech for Good August podcast series features Mary Carbajal, CEO and founder of B1OS, a company committed to provide secure and efficient access to health information allowing for real-time …

On Game-based STEAM Learning - A Conversation with Jade Li

August 9th, 2021


The second episode of the Tech for Good August podcast series features Jade Li, CEO and founder of Katapult, an EdTech startup based in Mauritius …

On Gamifying Diversity & Inclusion Education - A Conversation with Alma Moya Losada

August 2nd, 2021


This first episode of the Tech for Good August series features Alma Moya Losada, CEO and co-founder of Aequaland. Her award-winning startup is a social impact and EduTech focused video game platform developer based in …

On Developing African Renewable Energy - A Conversation with Henri Nyakarundi

July 19th, 2021


This new episode features Henri Nyakarundi, CEO and founder of the African Renewable Energy Distributor (ARED) group, a company that operates at the …

On Creating an Eco-friendly African Brand - A Conversation with Kevine Kagirimpundu

July 5th, 2021


Welcome to season two of the podcast! This first episode features Kevine Kagirimpundu, CEO and co-founder of Uzuri K&Y. She was named among the top 10 heroes creating change across Africa in 2019 by the Africa …

Season 1 Bonus

April 19th, 2021


On this final episode of Season one, I share some previously unreleased interview segments with five guests. There is Pauline Koelbl, founder of …

On Repurposing Struggle into Strength - A Conversation with Lucy Antrobus

April 4th, 2021


On this episode, I speak with Lucy Antrobus founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Refugee Voices. Her organisation, based in Lausanne, offers a confidence building program to young refugees, migrants and other …

On Learning Assertiveness - A Conversation with Alessandra Patti

March 22nd, 2021


Alessandra Patti is the founder of FindYourWay Coaching, a consulting practice based in Zurich. She is an assertiveness skills and mental wellbeing …

On Reimagining Education - A Conversation with Connie Nshemereirwe

March 8th, 2021


After fifteen years as a University Lecturer, based in Uganda, Connie Nshemereirwe is now an independent science and policy facilitator. She founded …

On Preventing Blindness - A Conversation with Dr. Sanduk Ruit & Thomas Bosshard

February 22nd, 2021


On this episode, I talk with world renowned eye surgeon, founder and executive director of the Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology in Kathmandu: Dr. …

On One Health - A Conversation with Fanny Kaufmann

February 8th, 2021


Fanny Kaufmann is a global Medical Affairs leader in oncology at Takeda. She is passionate about solving global challenges in the areas of patient …

On Building Talents with Refugees and Migrants - A Conversation with Ana Maria Angarita & Isabel Brücher

January 25th, 2021


On this episode, I speak with Ana Maria Angarita and Isabel Brücher, two of the Capacity Zurich co-founders. Their organisation offers entrepreneurship programs to facilitate the socioeconomic inclusion of refugees and …

On Leadership for a Sustainable Economy - A Conversation with David Fiorucci

January 11th, 2021


David Fiorucci is the founder of LP3 Ltd, with his vision for a sustainable economy. In this episode, David shares with me the essence of the integrative LP3 model (Leadership, Potential, Power, Performance) that he …

On Providing Professional Skills to At-risk Youth - A Conversation with Teresa Goines

December 21st, 2020


Fifteen years ago, Teresa Goines founded Old Skool Cafe a youth-run jazz supper club in San Francisco. On this episode, she tells me about her …

On Neglected Tropical Diseases and Antimicrobial Research - A Conversation with Emilie Alirol

December 5th, 2020


Emilie Alirol is a biologist who pursued her career in clinical research. Today she is Associate Director at the Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV). …

On Female Empowerment and Innovation in Africa - A Conversation with Pauline Koelbl

December 5th, 2020


On this first episode, I speak with Pauline Koelbl about what motivated the creation of her new ventures: AfriProspect and ShEquity. Pauline is an …

Narratives of Purpose Trailer

December 2nd, 2020


Introducing the Narratives of Purpose podcast hosted by me, Claire Murigande. I am a scientist and TEDx speaker, inspired to showcase unique stories of ordinary people making extraordinary social impact in various …

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