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Theme: A Good Head & A Good Heart

This event occurred on
April 10, 2010
6:00pm - 3:30am GMT
(UTC +0hrs)

A one-day, participatory event, TEDxYouthInspire used the theme

Ghana-India Kofi Annan Center of Excellence
Event type:
Youth (What is this?)
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Aboyeji E. Iyinoluwa

Aboyeji E. Iyinoluwa, 18, a Nigerian teenager with a passion for philosophy, global politics and economics, is President of the Board for University of Waterloo publication Imprint. Using his weekly column "E is for Error" to discuss development and post secondary education, he aspires to be a tenured professor by age 25.

Esi Yankah

Esi Yankah, 25, is founder and president of The Africa Mentor Network and creative director for Yankah and Associates. Cautious to always live a life that is cheerful and purposeful, she does not believe that entrepreneurs are an extraordinary breed of people; rather, as she explains,

Shirley Osei-Mensah

Shirley Osei-Mensah, 18, is an Internet entrepreneur and student at Keystone National High School. Unable to attend a regular classroom, she takes all coursework online and uses her web exposure to inspire others, provide tips about entrepreneurship and advise on earning an income online.

Yawa Hansen-Quao

Yawa Hansen-Quao is the founder of the Leading Ladies Network, an organization that provides a platform for dialogue, skill-building and mentoring for women. Believing that women must play a central role in spurring economic and social advancement in Africa, Yawa, a travel professional, supports travel as a tool to

MacJordan Holdbrookes-Degadjor

Mac-Jordan Holdbrookes-Degadjor, 25, a social media activist, is passionate about Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D), youth empowerment and ending poverty through education. With three blogs to his credit, he often writes about global events, social entrepreneurship, traveling and how it feels to be a geek in Ghana.

Asanti Dance Theatre

The Asanti Dance Theatre is a dynamic ensemble that combines traditional, contemporary and freestyle dancing along with drumming. Founded in 2003, the group raises awareness of prominent issues facing West Africa and is dedicated to developing and preserving the cultural heritage of Ghana.

Organizing team


Dakar, Senegal
  • Daisy Baffoe
    Assistant Event Curator
  • Sharon Brooks
    Publicity Coordinator
  • Worlali Senyo
    Location Coordinator
  • Allen Manser
    Speaker Coordinator & Coach
  • Edward Amartey-Tagoe
    Marketing & Publicity Volunteer
  • Rawlings Sam
    Marketing & Publicity Volunteer
  • Ethel Delali Cofie
    Technology Volunteer
  • Charles Amega-Selorm
    Technology Volunteer
  • Musse Bizuneh
    Partnership Coordinator
  • Gameli Adzaho
    Marketing & Publicity Volunteer
  • Emily Akumah
    Website Coordinator
  • Christopher Bennett
    Website Coordinator