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Theme: Design The Future

This event occurred on
August 4, 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm GMT
(UTC +0hrs)
Tema, Greater Accra
Ghana

After successfully organizing TEDxAfariwaa in 2016, we saw the need to extend the conversations from ideas which drove impact and change to actions of the youth which could give them their desired future. This year's event is themed, "Design The Future", an idea which is fueled by our desire to see young people make deliberate effort to adequately prepare for the years ahead.

We want spread ideas and talks around the future of work, technology, human capital, education, arts and music etc. as far the millennials are concerned. So on, 4th August, 2018, some of Ghana's curious, positive, passionate and progressive thinkers will inspire attendees on the aforementioned theme as the share their unique stories and ideas for the future.

ICGC Resurrection Temple
https://www.google.com.gh/maps/place/International+Central+Gospel+Church/@5.7028286,-0.0185338,18z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0xfdf8069e2565925:0x2dfb0a60d6cd4a80
Community 21
Tema, Greater Accra, 00233
Ghana
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Speakers

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Akosua Admoako Ampofo

Scholar Activist, African Knowledge & Gender Issues
Professor Akosua Adomako Ampofo holds a BSc in Architecture from KNUST, Kumasi, from where she also holds a Master of Science in Development Planning. Additionally, she holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Spatial Planning from the University of Dortmund, Germany, and a PhD in Sociology from Vanderbilt University in the US. Professor Adomako Ampofo was the head of the Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy, CEGENSA. She continues to teach at both the graduate and undergraduate level, including one of the University's five required undergraduate courses, Introduction to African Studies. Her teaching, research and advocacy have addressed issues of African Knowledge systems; Higher education; Reproductive Health; Identity Politics; Gender-based Violence; Women's work; Masculinities; and Gender Representations in Popular Culture. She was a member of the Pathways of Women's Empowerment consortium, WE-RPC; Social Sciences, as well as many ad-hoc committees and search parties.

Cherubim Amenyedor

Digital Media Strategist + Social Innovator
Cherubim Mawuli Amenyedor is a digital marketing strategist and a social innovator. He is the co-founder of Ho Node Hub, a digital innovation hub providing digital skills training, startup incubation and co-working spaces to peri-urban and rural Ghana. He is an alumni delagate of the Young Diplomats of Ghana and currently a Digital Marketer of StarTimes Ghana. Prior to this, he has had brief working stints with Invest in Africa, British Council, National Health Insurance Authority and Starbow Airline. He has a BA Industrial Art from KNUST and is currently studying for a MA Marketing Strategy in the University of Ghana. He is passionate about digital skills acceleration, youth, creativity and leadership.

David Asiamah

Agriculture Entrepreneur
Mr. Asare Asiamah is considered one of Ghana’s 50 most influential young Ghanaians. He is a farmer, entrepreneur and development conscious professional and is skilled in Leadership, Research and Enterpreneurship. He graduated from KNUST in 2011 with a BsC Science and an Msc in Agriculture and Development in 2013 at the University of Reading. He entered KNUST to read an LLB in 2017. With all of his skills and experiences, his organisation, Agro Mindset, won the 2013 GUBA Invest In Africa Sustainable Business Award in recognition of innovation and best practice in corporate sustainability.

Heather Mavunga

Digital Storyteller + Entrepreneur
Heather Mavunga is a media strategist from Marondera, Zimbabwe. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Monash University in South Africa. She interned at the Omnicom Media Group where she worked on Nivea, Disney and top South African brands on the Google Display & Search team. She then moved to Cavalry Media, one of Johannesburg’s top User Experience companies, working on international brands such as Vespa, social enterprise accounts like the Awethu Accelerator and South African insurance giant – Integrisure. She is passionate about technology and innovation in Africa. She currently heads up business development at Bantu Sounds, partnerships & strategy at AF Radio, writes for the Meltwater.org blog, and consults on technology and digital strategy to different industries in Africa.

Maajoa Asabea

Fashion Designer + Digital Analyst
Maajoa is recognized with her brand, Asabea Ayisi. She begun this brand, which is into fashion accessories and others, with a simple Facebook page, a mobile phone camera and her passion. Today, she has managed to build a good name and brand and is a mentor for many. This, even though may seem a dream-come-true, is a stray from the Accounting she studied at the Accra Technical University between 2010 and 2014. She has further studied Communications in Business from IMIS-UK from 2014 to 2016. She is the founder for One Girl, One Skill Africa. Maajoa won Africa Youth Award for fashion personality of the year in 2017, her brand, Asabea Ayisi is listed in Ghana Start-Up club 100 in 2017. She is also a Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) RLC West Africa Alumni, Co-founder of Get Branding a digital advertising firm. In 2017, Maajoa was a guest lecturer at the BlueCrest College. She is also the Business Development Manager for LC Groupe , a digital advertising firm in Accra.

Natalie Fort

News Anchor + Philanthropist
Natalie’s professional career first took off at age 13, following her training in Modeling with the Exopa Modeling Agency, she quickly rose to stand one of Ghana’s youngest fashion models. She also participated in the Ghana Fashion Week 2009, where she modeled for designer Jojo Castilo in honor of the election of America’s first ever African-American President, Barack Obama, along with American Actor, Boris Cudjoe. She further serves as a High-Level Supporter of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) mandated to protect and support refugees globally. She is a product of the Ghana International School, Merton International School, Royal Academy of Music (UK), and the Accra Film School where she studied Television Presentation and Scripting. Natalie also hosts leading Business programme, Business Daily on 3FM, 92.7 every weekday. She serves as an International News & Exclusives Reporter in the Media General News and Current Affairs Department.

Nuru Mugambi

Sustainable Finance Consultant
Nuru graduated with honours in marketing communications from Kennesaw State University (Ga) and received an Executive MBA degree in Strategy from Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA. She has worked in several capacities and with different institutions including Judiciary Mediation Accreditation Committee, as a Board Member; Director of Public Affairs and Sustainable Finance Lead, Kenya Bankers Association and Head of Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations at Barclays Bank.

Patrick Stephenson

Policy Analyst + Broadcast Journalist
Patrick, currently said to be the face of GHOne, is a graduate of the University of Ghana Business School with a BsC in Administration, Accounting Major. With about 7 years’ experience in economic, financial and public analysis, he has served in several institutions in various capacities; in 2012, he was made Head of Centre for Economic Governance and Political Affairs at the Imani Centre for Policy and Education and in June 2017, became a news anchor with EIB Network. In his spare time, he volunteers with youth organisations in mentoring, leadership and community development projects.

Saviour Dzage

Technology Entrepreneur
Saviour is a smart creative, a technology enthusiast and a passionate software entrepreneur. With a strong background in Computer Science and Business Development, he co-founded Asoriba, one of Africa's leading tech startups. He has strong expertise in product development using agile methodologies and rapid prototyping, and leads a team of engineers and business minds in creating value for the company's clients across varying domains. Saviour's great quest for excellence and teamwork has seen his team on such global platforms as Seedstars World in Casablanca, where he pitched to win the best startup award for Africa in 2016. He is also a proud alumnus of the maiden Techstars Accelerator in Cape Town together with his team. One weird fact about Saviour, he's his own role model.

Zenobia Bou-chedid

Hospitality Specialist + Entrepreneur
Zenobia graduated from Wesley Girls High School, Cape Coast in 2006. Upon completion, she took part in a 1-year exchange programme with AFS (American Field Service) in Zürich, Switzerland, where she learned German.She went to France for 7 months to study French wines and cuisine at Gastronomicom, Cap D’Adge. In 2008, she enrolled at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus, where she graduated with a BSc (Summa Cum Laude) in Hospitality Management and was awarded best graduate in the department. In 2015, she pursued a long time passion by setting up the first yoghurt bar in Ghana and possibly Africa, at A & C Mall in East – Legon, Accra, with the aim of introducing and encouraging the consumption of real natural yoghurt through the introduction of yoghurt based creations. She hopes to maintain, encourage, and solidify a love and appreciation for yoghurt and a knowledge of its health benefits- a passion that has been at the center, all her life

Organizing team

Charles
Mensah

Tema, Ghana
Organizer

Faithful
Akpaloo

Tema, Ghana
Co-organizer
  • Amos Akoto
    Curation
  • Laryea Emmanuel
    Team member
  • Lewis Apenteng
    Marketing/Communications