We are building better futures for young people in non-urban Africa

Our River Center concept combines in-demand services in a sustainable commercial business model. We want to improve the quality of life in non-urban African communities by offering a viable alternative to city migration.

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Our Vision

Enhancing the quality of life for citizens in non-urban sub-Saharan Africa by building 200 River Centers

Particularly for the 200 million marginalized young Africans.

We aim to create an alternative to city migration by enhancing inclusive local economic development, democratisation and skills training.

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Our Concept

Our Global River Center concept is an innovative and creative combination of needed elements in a cutting-edge sustainable building

Creating a multi-functional powerhouse consisting of the following elements:


An environment designed to support local trade...

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The promotion of health is a central element in the River Centers...

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An environment designed to support local trade.

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An enviroment for local community gatherings.

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A space tailored for sports, arts and cultural activities.

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The name given to the skills learning facilities that take place in the center.

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Our Impact

We directly contribute to 8 of the UNs Sustainable Development Goals

The spin-off effect from our work means we also contribute to 3 other Goals. Furthermore, the long term impact of our work means we can indirectly contribute towards 4 more goals.

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The Need

What people say about our concept.

The River Center is exactly what we need. We want to be the first area having a River Center. The area needs this – we are ready.

Ambassador Nana Effah-Apenteng

Omanhene of Bompata Traditional Area, Ghana

This is good. We need this in Kenya and we need it more than ever, as social structures are breaking up and investments tend to be more and more concentrated around the cities.

Christine Misiko

UNDP, Kenya,Business Sector Support Programme

I want to support this, this is needed. Even beyond the city border jurisdiction of Accra – I will be able to facilitate the support beyond too.

Agyei Sowah

Hon Mayor of Accra, Ghana

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Our Team

Equal parts passion and expertise.

Ceo and founder

Elizabeth Boye


Elizabeth Boye is the renowned Responsible-Business and cross-sector partnerships for growth professional. Her work focused on capacity development, process-facilitation and training, including organisational & institutional development and leading CSR-motivated change processes for inclusive development solutions...

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Michael Mathiesen


Michael holds more than 30 years international business experience, with focus on Information Technology, Telecom and eCommerce. He has been hands-on involved in more than 325 international investments in Europe, US, Canada, Russia, UAE, Taiwan, China and West Africa. 2 of them becoming Unicorns...

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Concept Developer

Sandra Petersen


Sandra Petersen is a researcher at Global River Center. She is researching funding and strategic partnership opportunities, doing research for concept development as well as SoMe content. She has a broad background with a B.Sc. in Information Science and Cultural mediation, where she did a field study on Zambia’s possibilities to become an information society...

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Advisory Board

A support team of experts.

Stine Birk

Institutional investor and Public-Private Partnership (PPP) expert

Jørgen Skov

International retail professional

Niels Lindsay Vinding

Sustainable energy economist and strategist

Kaliefah Soko Sackor

CEO Bambwa Group Liberia

Niels Christian Nielsen

Education specialist

Kathrine Heiberg

Mall design professional

Morten Schmidt

Award winning architect

Karol Marcinkowski

Civil Engineer and development consultant

Kjeld Lercke

IT and AI specialist

Dr Lars Chr. Kyburg

Health care systems development and strengthening specialist.

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Contact Us

Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to work with us

We are always looking for exciting partnership prospects and we are equally enthuastic to discuss our concept with interested parties. If this sounds like you get in touch.

Contact us directly at:

Email:eb@globalrivercenter.comPhone: 0045 28 92 34 85