On Tuesday, numerous Conservative parliamentarians attended an event in the House of Commons with Sivan Ya’ari, the founder and CEO of non-profit organisation Innovation: Africa, which brings Israeli solar, water and agricultural innovations to rural African villages.
Sivan Ya’ari addressed parliamentarians about her organisation’s work at the Zionist Central Council event which was hosted by Nigel Evans MP.
She told those present that since 2008, Innovation: Africa has completed over 170 solar and water installations bringing light, access to clean water, improved education, refrigeration for vaccines and medicines, and food security empowering over one million people in eight African countries.
Parliamentarians heard how Innovation: Africa’s work has helped people in the world’s poorest communities throughout Ethiopia, Tanzania, Malawi, Uganda, South Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal and Cameroon.
The NGO has partnered with UNICEF, has been granted Special Consultative Status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council and been given the Innovation Award at the UN Global Development Expo.
Among Conservative parliamentarians in attendance were Rt. Hon. Iain Duncan Smith MP, Chair of the 1922 Committee Sir Graham Brady MP, Baroness Jenkin, Bernard Jenkin MP, Colin Clark MP, Andrew Bowie MP, Stephen McPartland MP, and CFI Honorary President Lord Polak CBE.
In February, Conservative MPs and Lords met with former Yesh Atid MK Dov Lipman to hear about the charity’s work on CFI’s most recent parliamentary delegation to Israel.