We will be hosting a Regional Convening in Ghana on December 11th, 2019, to bring together activists and mobilizers that are working for change in their communities. It will be held at the SB Incubator located in the Silver Star Towers.

At the convening, we will be discussing the role of African youth in global development with a focus on Climate Change and the Free Movement of People on the continent.

We hope that you will be able to attend the event where you can network with other young people and speak to the Africans Rising community about the important role of youth in building the Africa we want.

Online registration is ongoing via bit.ly/arrcvng or by dialing *713*33# For more information on Africans Rising or the event, call 0242307379.

Speakers

Charles Kojo Vandyck

Charles Kojo Vandyck is the Head of Capacity Development, specialising in civil society governance and sustainability, for the West Africa Civil Society Institute, a not-for-profit organisation that strengthens the institutional and operational capacities of civil society organisations in West Africa. He is also a member of Africans Rising Coordinating Collective.

Esinam Seade

Listed among 100 most influential women in Ghana, Esinam Seade was elected as the 2nd ever female SRC President of the University of Ghana. With demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry she is skilled in Corporate Events Planning, Overseas Market introductions, Customer Service training, and Strategic Planning. She is the CEO of Esydel Events.

Patricia Servant

Patricia Servant is a Human Rights activist and advocate for human rights injustices on the African Continent. She has worked with organizations across the Congo to organize, advocate and mobilize for young political prisoners to be released from prisons and we focus of doing grassroots community trainings around Pan Africanism. She is currently in charge of Engagement and Collaborations at Africans Rising.

Scofray Nana Yaw Yeboah

Scofray Nana Yaw Yeboah is a Ghanaian writer, author, media analyst, consultant, columnist, and a transformational coach. He is a 2019 Fellow of the Crans Montana Forum, a Switzerland based international organization made up of current and past presidents, prime ministers and notable business people. He is the CEO of Zoweh Global.

Paul Atsu

Paul Atsu combines his journalism skills with his passion for agriculture as a business, a culture and career for rural youth and women. As a professional  Agriculture Communication  and Sustainable  Youth & women agribusiness  Incubation  Development specialist,  he uses Agricommunication skills to train, advocate and share knowledge to create  the market linkages to agropreneurs both in the animals resources and the crops value chain across Africa for  jobs and wealth while focusing on the SDGs 1 &2 .

Richard Martey

Richard Matey is the programmes officer of Abibiman Foundation. Under the Improving Access to Cookstoves project, he helped improve the health of rural women and addressed the issues of energy poverty in the Ningo-Prampram district in the Greater Accra Region with introduction of the Abibiman Mewar Angithi Clean Stove innovation, which has also significantly improved the cooking methods in most communities in the district.

Muhammed Lamin Saidykhan

Award winning Human Rights Activist Muhammed Lamin Saidykhan is the Coordinator of Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity.

Samira Mohammed Ibn Moro

Samira is Pan-Africanist & student of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ)

Gideon Adeyeni

Gideon is a member of the coordinating collective of Africans Rising. He is a young Nigerian with experience in mobilizing young people around the cause of justice.

Enyonam Manye

Enyonam Manye is the host of the award winning Biztrendz TV Show which airs on GhOne TV and also doubles as the head of Marketing of McWonder Media Network. The show was recently adjudged the best SME Support Platform at the Youth Entrepreneurs Awards (YEA). She hosts Entrepreneurs from all walks of life and engages them in very exciting discussions in their field of expertise.

Phillipa Agyeman

For the past few years, Philippa has actively and successfully worked as a community manager, development communicator, Concept Developer and Motivational Speaker for She Community Ghana, and other private organizations such as WomanRising, Job Masters Global, Mother-Earth etc. Her organization, She Community Ghana, has trained successfully over seven hundred women entrepreneurs and professionals in Entrepreneurial Development, Business Management, Financing and Business Branding.

Auguster Boateng

Auguster is a professionally trained Journalist, an award-winning Social Entrepreneur and a Gender Advocate. She is the Executive Director of Butterfly Effect Consult, a communications and advocacy organization that runs programs and initiatives towards the personal development and empowerment of young people especially girls. She is the Executive Producer for Power House Magazine and host for Power House Series. She is also the Commissioner for Women and Gender Affairs for the International Youth Parliament.

Emmanuel Acquah - RC

Emmanuel is a Co-founder and CEO of Africa Centre for Entrepreneurship and Youth Empowerment (ACEYE)- an entrepreneurial policy think tank that promotes youth entrepreneurship by influencing governments and regional policies on the back of research, professional analysis, nurturing, tutoring, advocacy and advisory services.

Hon Mawufemor Kofi Folivi

Hon Mawufemor Kofi Folivi is the local assembly man for Agbozume North in the Volta Region where he started an NGO called Talent TAHUF Foundation which trains young people in technology driven activities. His organisation organises science and tech fairs for students and also trains in website and app development in the Volta region.

Moderators

Efo Korku Mawutor

Efo Korku Mawutor is young entrepreneur, social commentator and a communication student at the Ghana Institute of Journalism.

Ewura Adams Karim RC

Ewura Adams Karim is a self-motivated and multi-talented poet and performing artist, social entrepreneur, and activist with a history of demonstrated leadership in youth and community development, creative arts and entrepreneurship.

Angeala Bortey

Angela Bortey is a young advocate passionate about developmental issues and meaningful youth engagement and participation in development as well as gender issues. She is a gender activist, feminist, a pan African and lover of the Sdgs & the African Union’s agenda 2063.

Patience Amae

Patience Amae is a communications student from the African University College of Communications

Beverly Yaa Danquah

Beverly Danquah has worked for ABC News, CNN, MSNBC, Face2Face Africa, penned for The New York Times and dabbled in broadcast news. She is also a young producer at the world's famous Apollo Theater. She is currently a Communications and Knowledge Management fellow with Princeton University's Princeton in Africa program.

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