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Theme: The Next Chapter

This event occurred on
April 11, 2015
9:00am - 6:00pm GMT
(UTC +0hrs)
Accra, Greater Accra

The Next Chapter
The next chapter of Ghana’s success story
Last year our focus was broad, Inform.Empower.Educate, where speakers informed, empowered and educated our audience with their ideas and what they are passionate about.
With TEDxAccra, our theme is simple, The Next Chapter. We are merely 5 years to the year 2020 and all our attentions are towards achieving what our President calls the “Vision 2020”. This blueprint plans for industrial and technological development that would propel Ghana into sub-Saharan Africa’s second most prosperous economy after South Africa.
With community focus, we are also, looking at “what’s the future of Technology, Entertainment, Design, Arts, Science and Education that will aggregates to the development of Ghana.
This year, we want our speakers to share with our audience about what they are passionate about but keeping in mind, the next chapter in those ideas.

Ghanaian ideas worth spreading!

National Theater
Liberia Lake, Accra
Accra, Greater Accra, 233
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Agnes Emefa Essah

Agnes Essah is a Ghanaian marketer with over 20 years experience practicing in different countries across the world. Throughout her life as a marketer she has held various top positions in companies such as Tigo, the Electricity Company of Ghana, M&J Group, Guinness Ghana Breweries and the Namibia Breweries.

Agnes Essah

Agnes Essah is a Ghanaian marketer with over 20 years experience practicing in different countries across the world. Throughout her life as a marketer she has held various top positions in companies such as Tigo, the Electricity Company of Ghana, M&J Group, Guinness Ghana Breweries and the Namibia Breweries.

Audry Forson

Audrey Forson is a Ghanaian furniture designer who works with local artisans to carefully design and create unique pieces that are inspired by African art and culture.

Bernard Kelvin Clive

Bernard Kelvin Clive is a Ghanaian lifestyle entrepreneur and branding expert. An Amazon bestselling author with 15 published books and over 10 years of experience in digital publishing; Clive offers consulting services to hundreds of writers, poets, authors locally and internationally to help them self-publish their books.

Bernardino Koku Avle

Bernardino Koku Avle is a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist. As a Director of News Programming at Citi FM, he oversees a team of young hardworking news professionals producing and covering news for Ghanaian radio and online audiences

Charles Buckman

Charles Buckman is an African motivational lecturer and author. He is also the Founder/General Overseer of The Fathers House International, a Global Network of ministries.

Elizabeth Akua Patterson

Elizabrth Akua Patterson is an Education entrepreneur. She is the founder and exectutive director of The Girls Education Initiative of Ghana, GEIG. GEIG’s mission is to provide academic and financial support for girls with specials needs, so they may access higher education.

Elizabeth Kanburi Bidzakin

Elizabeth Kanburi Bidzakin is a research analyst and social entrepreneur. She is also the founder of The Mind Shift Foundation, foundation that seeks to empower young persons from conflict prone areas through a Community Enabled Mentorship program.

Emmanuel Nsiah

Emmanuel Nsiah is a Canadian/Ghanaian entrepreneur and investor. He is the Chairman figure and founder behind the NUSHANTI GROUP. He is passionate about Africa’s economic growth and prosperity.

Eric Kwaah

Eric Kwaah is an internet entrepreneur. He has taken a leading role promoting social media and an “online platform for connecting students in an educative, fun and entertaining way in his country Ghana and then expand it to cover some West African countries.

Eyram Tawiah

Eyram Tawiah is an African game developer. His love for comics and computer games helped to spur his interest to learn to program back in Junior High School. He wanted to make the comics he drew as a youngster, come to life on the computer screen. He is the co-founder and CEO of Leti Arts.

Farida Nana Efua Bedwei

Farida Nana Efua Bedwei is a software engineer and an author with thrives on solving problems. She believes that if Ghanaians (and for that matter Africans) got creative, we’d be able to find realistic ways of solving our problems.

Fiifi Baidoo

Fiifi Baidoo is a social entrepreneur. In 2011 he organized the Mobile Apps Ghana Showcase (#MAGS2011) together with his business partners Josiah Kwesi Ayison which was the first of its kind in the country and West Africa. He is the web enthusiast and co-founder of iSpace Foundation.

Gena West

Gena West is an award-winning singer and songwriter who performed at the Olympic Games, at a very high-profile events around the world and even for The Queen of England

John Apea

John Apea is a Professional actor and entrepreneur. He has invested across industries in African and strongly believes that the mass media and the youth represent a significant (but often disregarded) pillar to development.

Kafui Dey

Kafui Dey is a Radio Presenter, corporate MC and Author. His favourite questions are “Why?” and Why not?”.

Kate Clopeck

Kate Clopeck is the Co-founder and Executive Director of Saha Global, a social impact organization that empowers women in rural villages to start clean water and solar energy businesse

Kwame Leslie Dougan

Kwame Dougan is a lawyer. As an adult, he had a learning disability. Initially Kwame’s disability felt like a curse. He now understands that it can be a blessing since it has forced him to be innovative in every aspect of his life.

MaameYaa Boafo

MaameYaa Boafo is a professional actress. Growing up in Pakistan, Sudan, Kenya, Switzerland and Ethiopia, MaameYaa’s upbringing has made her an artist with a hear t for culture, travel and humanity.

Michael Morand

Michael Morand is a communication expert. A digital griot, he has helped Yale grow its global social media audience exponentially. Michael is glad his work has led him to Ghana and believes the world wins when the creativity of Ghana’s young people can flourish.

ML Brookshire

Maria Louisa (ML) Brookshire, MBA (aka Mona Lisa Brookshire née Blay-Miezah) is known professionally for her intellectual achievements and professional accolades in Marketing Management, Brand Development & General Management.

Mohammed Issa

Mohammed Issa is a seasoned entrepreneur. He is the founder of an NGO, Born to be Free Foundation, which helps underprivileged kids with an opportunity for a better life. He is a qualified Life coach and has led many seminars in Ghana.

Nathan Kwabena Adisi

Nathan Kwabena Adisi is a Ghanaian broadcaster and entrepreneur. With a vast experience in Ghanaian media, he has over a decade’s experience in radio alone climbing up to be the CEO of the EIB Group, a Ghanaian media establishment with more than seven (7) media companies under its umbrella. He says what most people see on TV and hear on radio is a fun loving easygoing energetic person but being successful comes with a lot of prayers, hard work, determination and discipline.

Prince Adu-Appiah

Prince Adu-Appiah is a Ghanaian youth activist. He is the founder and director of 1Billion Africa – a problem solving movement and organization in Africa that seeks to transform the continent through “turning problems into projects.”

Princess Umul Hatiyya Ibrahim Mahama

Princess Umul Hatiyya Ibrahim Mahama is a writer, trainer, entrepreneur, world traveler and philanthropist.She has a passion to inspire and challenge others to defy the status quo and live their dreams. Due to this passion, drive and tremendous courage, Princess featured in the 2014 edition of "100 People Doing Extraordinary Things List' by Princess is also a modern ‘Marco Polo’. She is currently on a mission to visit every country in the world. To date she has been to 36 countries on 5 continents, scaling the Great Wall of China, attempting fear defying stunts like bungee jumping in New Zealand among many other adventures

Robert Ebo Hinson

Robert Ebo Hinson is an Associate Professor in Marketing and Customer Management. He is passionate about marketing, sales and services and has spoken at over a hundred corporate seminars and international conference in Ghana and abroad; for nearly two decades.

Rosalin Abigail Kyere-Nartey

Rosalin Abigail Kyere-Nartey is a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum where she serves as curator of the Kumasi Hub. In line with her commitment she recently launched an environmental protection project, ‘Turning Trash to Treasures.’

Selorm Adadevoh

Selorm Adadevoh is a seasoned business strategist and leader with over 17 years of experience. He is currently the Global Director for Mobile Financial Services at Digicel Group.

Sena Dede Ahadji

She provides start-ups and existing enterprises with creative design solutions to their business need. she is passionate about triggering the creativity of the youth to bring about artistic change in her community.

Sheila Aboagye

Sheila Aboagye is a Children and Women’s right activist. She has over the years being involved in child and youth volunteering opportunities through training, community involvement and technological advancement. She is the founder and director for Pervita Foundation

Terry Oppong

Terry Oppong is a Natural Connector. He has managed to build a growing practice located in Manhattan where he works with High Net-Worth Individuals, Entrepreneurs, and Small Business Owners around the country on creating their ideal future.

Yawa Hansen-Quao

Yawa Hansen-Quao is a women’s right activist passionate about unlocking the leadership potential of African women and girls. She helps women find their voice and amplify their leadership across multiple sectors including business, government and civil society.

Organizing team

Emmanuel Leslie

Accra, Ghana
  • Kate Gyasi
    Co Organizer