On Thursday, April 23rd, Empowers Africa will be hosting its 2015 Annual Event at The Explorers Club in New York City. Empowers Africa is proud to be honoring Global Witness and its co-founding Directors Patrick Alley, Charmian Gooch & Simon Taylor - winners of the 2014 Ted Prize and the 2014 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. Global Witness has been working for more than 20 years investigating and campaigning to end corruption, conflict, environmental destruction and the abuse of human rights linked to the exploitation of natural resources in Africa and around the world. Their work includes investigating and documenting environmental crimes depicted in the 2015 Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Feature Virunga. Event Chairs and Vice Chairs include Beth Rudin DeWoody, Nina Griscom, Frances Schultz, Donna Corbat, Flo Fulton, Laura Nicklas, Krista Krieger and more. The event will also have a silent and live auction.