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Georgie Badiel
Burkinabé model, author and activist

Burkinabé model, author and activist.


Georgie Badiel Liberty is a Burkinabé model and activist living and working in New York City. Badiel was Miss Burkina Faso in 2003 and Miss Africa 2004.


She is also an author and activist who has taken on the issue of the lack of potable drinking water in her West African homeland. Therein she runs the Georgie Badiel Foundation which is dedicated to raising funds to support the cause. Now together with the children’s book author, Peter H. Reynolds and Susan Verde, she has co-created the book The Water Princess, a picture book which tells the story of her West African nation’s desperate need for aquifers through her life as a young girl who dreams of bringing clean water to her people. The book was published by Penguin Random House in 2016.


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Georgie Badiel: Global Water Shortage is a Humanitarian Crisis

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Speaker Spotlight: Georgie Badiel

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