In the last four decades, economists have debated the best economic model for Africa. Isabel dos Santos — one of the most passionate professionals on this topic — believes that grassroots developments are ideal for Africa. Apart from being one of the key speakers on different forums concerning this subject matter, she has active projects in Africa.
Isabel dos Santos is keen on working with women and the youth. Working with women, for example, has given her a better understanding of the issues affecting the continents. She points out that the African women are passionate about sustainable development projects and more importantly — their ability to convert passion to incomes. In Angola for example, she has assisted many grassroots entities in designing better business structures and therefore increasing their income. Agriculture is one of the areas Isabel dos Santos has invested her time and her professional knowledge. In the last five years, different groups in Angola have achieved mid-sized company status — thanks to her contributions.
While working with young people, Isabel dos Santos is keen on educating them on the following essential areas. First, she is an advocate of professionalism. Isabel believes that professionalism has the potential of transforming a small entity to a big company. Second, she assists young people to identify business paths that are sustainable and more importantly — profitable.
In a recent trip to Angola, she realized that there is a huge demand for tech-based services. Isabel dos Santos believes that young people can convert this demand to viable businesses. Finally, Isabel is also keen on establishing mentorship programs, and the programs help young people to view the world from a different perspective.
In addition to being one of the professionals that have a huge interest in the economic sovereignty of Angola and Africa, — she is also a believer in philanthropy. She believes that the corporate world has a part to play in ensuring the world is fair. Isabel dos Santos has projects in eradicating Malaria as well as other common diseases in Africa. She spends her resources on purchasing vaccines and needed medicines. She is also keen on bringing her friends on board — especially when the projects have a huge budget.
More about Dos Santos´projects at http://chronicleweek.com/2019/05/isabel-dos-santos-ahead-of-her-time/