African Union Deputy Chairperson, His Excellency Thomas Kwesi Quartey and UN Resident Coordinator for Ghana, Ms. Christine Evans-Klock are confirmed as Special Guests of Honor at the Africa-focused, thought leadership conference “Africa Dialogues,” slated for this Saturday the 3rd of June at the Accra International Conference Center. The announcement is a strong indicator of support for Africa Dialogues by the African Union.
Themed “Dreams We Dare Not,” the 2017 Africa Dialogues conference will feature powerful and change-making Africans drawn from diverse backgrounds who will speak on issues relevant to Africa’s achievement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and Africa Union’s Agenda 2063; on governance and human rights, education, youth unemployment, infrastructure, public health, gender, income inequality, African economies, and urban development. The line-up includes policy makers, innovative business leaders, accomplished academics, civil society leaders and distinguished individuals from Africa, to dialogue on Africa’s future.
Expressing excitement at the confirmed presence of the two top international diplomats, Cynthia Ofori-Dwumfuo, Head of Communications and External Relations for Africa Dialogues said, “Having African Union Deputy Chairperson, His Excellency Thomas Kwesi Quartey and UN Resident Coordinator, Ms. Christine Evans-Klock at Africa Dialogues presents an opportunity for our speakers to speak directly to those who can help accelerate positive change on the continent. We are grateful for the support shown us by the AU and UN because it reinforces our drive to create a unique platform for African idea-sharing and thought-leadership. We are also assured that these two continental and international organisations truly care about Africa’s future.”
Africa Dialogues’ inaugural batch of speakers will include:
Anthonia Amuzie, of Happy People Project; entrepreneur, writer and humanitarian, Mo Issa; Constance Swaniker, renowned Ghanaian Sculptor, Emmanuel Awumee, Car Care Consultant and CEO of SESIL Consult Limited; Anthropologist, Sarah Begum; Dr. Paul Dsane-Aidoo, a clinician; MamiSerwaa Amoakohene, CEO of 3Ps Solutions; Alipt Sanam Hari, Sports Psychologist; Aisha Addo, Founder of Power to Girls Foundation; Josephine Marie Godwyll, Founder of World at Heart Ghana; Dziffa Akua Ametam, founder of Dziffa.com; Ayesha Bedwei, Tax Consultant; Cecil Senna Nutakor, CEO of Equinox Intercom ltd; Prosper Tornyi, Founder of Prowrites Foundation; Godwin Mawunyo Addo, CEO of Gradsoft Technologies Ghana; artist and entrepreneur, Sarkodie; Freda Obeng Ampofo, Regional Program Specialist for USAID West Africa; Lesibane, Creative Director; Ekow Mensah, CEO of The African Network of Entrepreneurs; Solomon Narh, Singer, songwriter and performer; Philip Oti Mensah, Managing Director, OmniBank, Kwame A.A Opoku and Barimah Amoaning Samuel, Radio Presenter and Celebrity Blogger; Yasmin Kumi, Managing Director Africa Foresight Group and Portia Mamavi Selenu Goh, A young journalist, blogger and Social media enthusiast.
Africa Dialogues will be held at the Accra International Conference Center from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday, June 3rd.
Africa Dialogues is an Africa thought- leadership platform that focuses on broad-ranging discussions on governance and human rights, education, youth unemployment, infrastructure, public health, gender and income inequality, Africa’s economies and urban development towards helping our continent attain AGENDA 2063 and SDGs 2030.
The platform brings together policy makers, innovative business leaders, accomplished academics, leaders of civil society organizations and other distinguished individuals to foster productive dialogue about Africa’s future in attaining AGENDA 2063 and SDGs 2063.
The platform endeavors to move beyond raising awareness about the challenges facing Africa by highlighting innovative thinking and promoting those who are working to effect real change in Africa.
We hope the conference attendees will leave with a sense of excitement and purpose regarding the continent and its role in the world.