Hassanatu Blake

Ms. Hassanatu Blake is Co-Founder of Ed2Tech— an educational for-profit
company that curates educational resources and trainings for companies, NGOs,
nonprofits and institutions of higher education. She is also the Co-Founder of Focal
Point Global, an Edtech for-profit company empowering underserved youth to
tackle community issues through global education and innovative technology. Since
FPG launched in 2010, Hassanatu developed and organized two HIV/AIDS
Education Initiatives, a Child Trafficking Awareness project, and their flagship
project Youth Employment & Entrepreneurship Initiative (YEEI) with nearly 500
alums and a reach of over 20,000 people from the US, Cameroon, The Gambia,
Namibia, and South Africa.

Hassanatu began working with African peoples while living in Boston, and Germany,
where she was a tutored and mentored local African immigrant youth. She also
researched and shared information about maternal child health disparities and
reproductive health while working for National Institutes of Health and University
of Alabama Birmingham in Jamaica and American University of Antigua (AUA) in
Antigua. In addition, Hassanatu worked for the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
in Namibia, where she assisted Namibia’s Ministry of Health to execute their plan to
address HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment nationwide. She went on to
develop a management and leadership training program for health professionals in
Zambia at BroadReach Healthcare. Hassanatu has also written on a variety of health
topics for the African-American online health resource BlackDoctor.org, based in
Chicago.

Hassanatu has 15 years of experience in public health, international development,
strategic planning, and business. Her experience ranges from United Negro College
Fund Special Programs (UNCFSP), US Agency for International Development
(USAID), and Sankofa Children’s Museum of African Cultures (SCMAC).
Hassanatu has been recognized by the US White House Champions of Change
Initiative; featured on Black Enterprise; presented at TEDxEmory; served as a
speaker for the Africa Policy Dialogue at the US Capitol, and several top universities
such as Harvard University, Tufts University, University of Chicago, and Georgetown
University. Hassanatu is also an Advisor for the Global Education Conference,
member of the Global Campaign for Education – US coalition, and Board Member of
Denver Arts + Technology Advancement.

Hassanatu has a Bachelor’s of Arts from Tufts University, a Masters Degree in Public
Health from Emory University, and a Masters Degree in Business Administration
from Plymouth State University.