Getting to Know Lameen
I want to be a MILLIONAIRE , where I have set myself a goal to impact one million peoples lives positively over the next 5 years. If this intrigues you and you would want to be part of this journey, let's connect. For more about what I've been doing see below.
About the Nobel Peace Prize – My colleagues and I were awarded this with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in 2005 for which I worked for over 14 years. However, about $200,000 of the prize money from the peace prize was allocated to my project in establishing Zambia’s first cancer hospital, which was created in 2007 and treats about 1,500 cancer patients annually.
I had an exciting role as the Director of Think (I love this title) at the Future Investment Initiatives (FII) Institute from January to October 2021, where I will oversaw the launch of a unique global infectious diseases index that tracks up to 60 pathogens daily, initiated a research agenda in line with the SDGs to highlight topical issues and launched the healthcare, sustainability and AI/Robotics roadmap, as well as guided the selection and curation of ideas that will alleviate global societal challenges. I loved it so much that I want to launch an empowering ideas innovation hub called 100 ideas café – changing our World one cup of coffee at a time.
Coffeepreneur – I fell in love with coffee in 2005 and was so curious about it that I started learning about it, reading lots of books and attending coffee conferences that in 2007 I decided to start writing about it under my personal blog www.fromcoffeewithlove.com Since then, I’ve owned a coffee shop in Cape Town from 2010-2012 and have featured on CNNs website for Drinking Coffee in October 2020. In June 2019 I was invited by the International Coffee Organisation to participate in a EU Coffee Symposium on the UN Sustainable Development Goals #sdgs, where I interacted with industry giants like Starbucks, Illy and Nestle to discuss the #coffee value chain. I documented my experience in an article on how Africa can benefit from the coffee value chain.
Intellectual Philanthropist – this name was given to me from a follower on Linked in because he felt that I share lots of intellectual stuff about finding your purpose and believing in yourself to impact yours and other people’s lives
“Service to others is the rent you pay for your life here on earth”