Global Leadership Program 2016

March 9th - 12th • Paris, FRANCE





welcome to GLP2015 (Sept. 14-20)

• Launch of Give1project Ivory Coast

• Launch of Give1Project Gambia

• Launch of Give1Project Saudi Arabia

• Partnering with Akon Lighting Africa initiative

• Give1Project founder speaking at the United Nations General Assembly during the United Nations Sustainable Energy for All 2015

• Attend the Invite-Only event of the Give1Project 5th Year celebration in Washington, D.C. (September 14th to 20th)


investing in young global leaders

GIVE1PROJECT is a global organization that aims to engage young people as leaders in creating and building strong and healthy communities. Ultimately, promoting global fluency. The project accomplishes this aim through the successful operation of a network of hunger relief, health care, civic engagement, housing, legal services, employment training and educational programs. These programs are purposely and strategically designed to assist young men and women through a period of transformation and empower and inspire them to continuously strive for greater social, economic and political participation in their communities, both locally and internationally. Our organization attracts bright and talented individuals driven by their mission to strengthen communities worldwide. Specifically, serving those who exhibit a need socially, economically, or politically. a global organization that aims to engage young people as leaders in creating and building strong and healthy communities.


• Launch of Give1Project Senegal

• Launch of Give1Project France & Partnership with Ministry of Social Affairs


• Launch of the Global Internship Program

• Launch of the Give1Talks


Creation of the International Business Startup Incubator:

• in Dakar, Senegal
• in Paris, France


• Founder & President Thione Niang launches Give1Project in Cleveland & Washnigton DC


• Exchange Program for Give1Project fellows from France in Washington, DC


• First Edition of the Women Empowerment Summit in Benin

• Launch of Global Leadership Program (Palais de l'Élysée - Paris)

• Global Leadership Program at The White House (Washington)


• With Gambia, Mexico and Saudi Arabia Give1Project is now in 27 countries around the world

• Launch of Give1Book Club
• Launch of Give1 Job Fair
•Launch of Give1 English Club

Success Stories
Moctar Cissé
(Give1Project Senegal)
  With Give1Project Italy members,
during the Give1's Global Leadership Program 2014
at The White House (Washington, D.C.)
  Global Fellow of the month
David Monfort
(Give1Project France)


Give1Project business incubation center's main role is to select and support, on a competition basis, young entrepreneurs working in different sectors such as agriculture, IT, Health, fashion, etc... For 3 months training, participants are given strategic tools and skills necessary for their business management and development.
The Young Entrepreneurs Network (YEN) is a group of young entrepreneurs created by Give1Project. It includes entrepreneurs working in various fields of activity and coming from countries where Give1Project operates around. They're networking, do business together and support each other's ventures.
The Women’s Empowerment Network (WEN) aims to support global women initiatives. It offers an international platform for fruitful exchanges. Its primary mission is to help young women to know, enhance and develop their potential so that they have a significant contribution to their communities.
The Give1Project internship program provides a unique opportunity for young people to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This practical program is designed for young people to strengthen their understanding of the business world, and prepare to engage their profession.
The Give1Project Global Leadership Program is designed to provide opportunities for young professionals to build global networks and develop their professional and interpersonal skills. Participants hold discussions with business leaders, political experts, congressmen, senators and other young professionals to deepen their knowledge of culture and politics, and establish connections globally.


"I support Give1Project for its very needed work to bring young global leaders together to deal with the global challenges we all face. Supporting Young Entrepreneurs through the Give1 incubation centers is unique and need all of our support globally".


Artist, Mutli-Platinum Awards winner
Global Ambassador of Give1Project


"Give1's Women Empowerment Project caught my attention. Giving young women a chance to innovate, to create businesses, and most importantly to develop the ideas is extremely important. I'm engaged with the Give1Project to do more and empower women all over the world".


Asma Niang
International Moroccan of Judo
Grand Prix of Dusseldorf winner (Germany)
2th place Grand Prix of Quigdao (China)
2th place of Samsung Grand Prix (Turkey)
3rd place Grand Prix of Jeju (Korea)
Gold Medal of African Championship in Maputo (Mozambica)
Global Ambassador of Give1Project


"Youssou N’Dour, Senegalese singer known for his extraordinary vocal range and for introducing international audiences to Mbalax—a Senegalese popular music style that blends Wolof traditional instrumental and vocal forms primarily with Cuban and other Latin American popular genres.

In 2004, Rolling Stone described him as, "perhaps the most famous singer alive" in Senegal and much of Africa.

In April 2012, he was Senegal's Minister of Tourism and Culture, and from October 2012 to September 2013, he was Senegal's Minister of Tourism and Leisure."


Youssou Ndour
International Star, Businessman and Politician.
Lead of "Youssou Ndour & Super Etoile"
Global Ambassador of Give1Project










Babacar Ngom, President of SEDIMA Group

Mr. Babacar Ngom is the President and CEO of SEDIMA Group founded in 1988. In 2002, Mr. Ngom founded the Sénégalaise de Promotion Immobilière (SPI) which has became one of the leading companies in the field of heritage. In 2012, he created BATIX, the "Construction group of SEDIMA" as a part of the SPI construction division. It is responsible for implementing industrial and real estate projects of SEDIMA. In 2014, SEDIMA launched an initiative to produce flour. Mr. Babacar Ngom’s SEDIMA is now one of the leading companies in several fields including the poultry sector.


Claude Bébéar, Director of AXA Assurances Vie Mutuelle

Mr. Claude Bébéar is the Non-Voting Director at Vivendi SA, Chairman at Institut du Mécénat de Solidarité, and Chairman at Institut Montaigne. He is on the Board of Directors at Schneider Electric SE and AXA Assurances Vie Mutuelle. Mr. Bébéar was previously employed as the Independent Director of BNP Paribas SA, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at AXA SA, Chairman of IMS-Entreprendre pour la Cité, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of FINAXA SA, and Chief Executive Officer at AXA-UAP SA. He also served on the board at AXA Assurances IARD Mutuelle. He received his undergraduate degree from Ecole Polytechnique.


Abdoulaye Diao, President of ITOC

Abdoulaye Diao is head of the company ITOC SA, specializing in the oil sector. The business mogul is also minister counselor of Macky Sall, the President.


Ms. Sui Hui, Managing Director of UNIDO

Ms. Sui Hui started her career as Officer for African Affairs and Senior Interpreter, in the Ministry for Foreign Economic Relations in her home country, China. Later she was assigned as the Economic and Commercial Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in Greece and after that she served as the General Director of the Foreign Affairs Department at the Chinese Ministry of Commerce. Currently, she is the Managing Director of the Programme Support and General Management Division (PSM), following a competitive selection process.


Michael Ruff, CEO of Ruff Management, LLC

Michael is a motivational speaker, youth advocate for entrepreneurship, and a community activist. In 2007 he created a development strategy that led to 60% growth in multiple categories for E CITY, a non-profit that delivers a program to teach students entrepreneurial, business and life skills to enable economic independence. A known public speaker, Michael has partnered with the NAACP and ACLU as a panelist on the Anti-Gang Initiative discussion. Additionally, he has spoken to troubled youths in Cleveland’s Collinwood neighborhood, to a South American delegation about youth violence and a Syrian delegation about entrepreneurship on behalf the Cleveland Council on World Affairs. 


Brigitte Raynaud, 1er Vice-Procureur Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris

Brigitte Raynaud started her judicial career in 1987 as Deputy Prosecutor in Metz in charge of business affairs and business criminal law. In December 2013, she became an investigating judge for the Military Court in Paris, France. She is a member of the INTA association, an international forum for urban development. She was appointed First Deputy Prosecutor of the Tribunal de Grande Instance in Paris in 2014.


Ibrahima Kobar, Co-Chief Investment Officer, Head of Fixed Income Investment Division, NATIXIS ASSET MANAGEMENT

Ibrahima Kobar began his career with Société Générale in 1989 as a statistician and later joined HSBC Midland Bank as a European fixed income portfolio manager and an actuary. He joined Natixis Asset Management in 1994 as a portfolio manager in the Insurance Management team of the Euro Fixed Income department. In 1998 he was made Head of Insurance Management Activities, specifically Assets and Liabilities Management, Structured Products and Derivatives. In 2007, he became Director of the Fixed Income Department. Ibrahima Kobar is Chief Investment Officer of Fixed Income and one of the members of the Executive Committee of Natixis Asset Management. Ibrahima Kobar holds a Master’s degree in Mathematics. He is an Actuary and a member of the French Institute of Actuaries (Paris) as well as a CFA charter holder. Ibrahima Kobar has 25 years of experience and has been working for the firm for 20 years


Abdelmounaim Faouzi,Associate Director of Capital Consulting

Abdelmounaim Faouzi is the creator of Capital Consulting Group. He is the Former Director at Arthur Andersen and former engineer at the Chérifien Phosphates Office and started his entrepreneurial venture in 2002 building the first consulting and technology groups in Africa. He is a director of NGOs involved within youth entrepreneurship and the reconciliation of schools and companies.


Papa Yusupha Njie, CEO of Unique Solutions

Founder and CEO of UNIQUE SOLUTIONS, Papa Yusupha Njie, is a 37 year old Electronic Engineering and Management graduate of Middlesex University, UK. He is a trained electronic and computer engineer. He has passionately driven the strategic agenda of Unique Solutions over the past 13 years. His dedicated management, young and dynamic staff has taken Unique Solutions from humble beginnings to its current status as one of the leading ICT service and solutions providers in Gambia. He is the Executive Director and local shareholder of RLG Communications Gambia Ltd being the first local computer and mobile phone assembly plant in Gambia and one of the few in the sub region.


Trân Van Thinh Paul, Former Ambassador at the European Union

Paul Tran Van Thinh is a young man who narrowly escaped death at the age of fifteen during the Vietnamese/French War. Despite having a difficult start in life, he has continued to thrive and hopes to have an exceptional career and occupy one of the highest positions in Europe. After high school, Paul Tran Van Thinh studied economics, law, and political science. Later he served to build and establish peace between European countries. (By building Europe and securing socio-economic ties, countries will be less inclined to go to war against each other) Eventually his work led him to Brussels (Belgique), at the European Commission, where he worked for over thirty years (1960 to 1994) as a negotiator for European GATT Agreements. 1994 marked the end of the GATT; replaced by the World Trade Organization (WTO), and the retirement of Paul Tran Van Thinh.



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