Topics: Development Policy
Social Change
Regional focus: Sub-Saharan Africa
Origin: Liberia
Fellowship: Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow

Saran Kaba Jones is a Liberian social entrepreneur and the Founder/CEO of FACE Africa, an organization working to strengthen water, sanitation and hygiene infrastructure in rural communities across sub-Saharan Africa.

Selected by Forbes Magazine as one of Africa’s 20 Youngest Power Women, Saran Kaba Jones is a Board Member of the UN Women Civil Society Advisory Group West/Center Africa and a 2013 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. Additionally, she is a TED Global Fellow and Time Magazine Next Generation Leader.

Jones is a frequent speaker on topics including water infrastructure, social entrepreneurship and gender equality and has served on panels at the World Economic Forum, Harvard University, MIT, the London School of Economics, and the African Union. She is also a member of the U.S. State Department’s International Information Programs (IIP) and frequently conducts workshops globally on entrepreneurship.

Prior to launching FACE Africa, Jones worked as an Investment Project Manager for the Singapore Economic Development Board.

Last updated: 2018