TEDxAccra Hosts African Initiatives Conference Ahead of Annual Event in April – GUBA Awards
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Posted by: Claudia
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TEDxAccra Meet up Invitation

Ghana’s fastest growing community of thinkers and doers will converge at the Ghana High Commission, 104 Highgate Hill, London N6 5HE on April 12th from 6pm to 8:30pm, to share their dreams and vision for the country and Africa as a whole.

Themed ‘African Initiatives’, the event will feature like-minded leaders from Ghana and the UK, who will share their dreams for Africa.

Commenting on the event, Emmanuel Leslie Addae, Curator for TEDxAccra, said, “after organizing three successful TEDx events in Ghana, we have become more passionate about the issues facing Africa. We are keen on solving Africa’s challenges. Of course we know we cannot solve every issue facing our continent, but, the question is, what can we do to help promote change? Another question we want to address is, how can we move into the next phase of taking action? We want to see ideas realized. ’With the same focus on ideas worth spreading, we have decided to move from standing on stage and sharing ideas to bringing together the key players in African to discuss and debate solutions. To us, the most fulfilling aspect of this social enterprise we are embarking on is bringing together the key players, government, business leaders, investors, students and opinion leaders to help solve the issues facing Africa.  We believe with you we can help our continent. Become an African Initiatives Fellow today and continue to support our continent.” he added.

Lydia Asare, TEDxAccra UK Ambassador said the event will feature high-level speakers and passionate individuals creating diverse experiences for intellectual and national growth. We believe in Africa and we know African problems can be solved by Africans.

“TEDxAccra is only in its second year and is growing fast. The community is attracting high-level speakers and passionate individuals from all backgrounds of life – creating experiences and a platform for interesting conversations. With 25 remarkable speakers, 1500 unique attendees and a line-up of interesting and topical events, this year’s edition will foster networking under our passion for ideas that inspire us towards rethinking our priorities. We all have a voice – this is your opportunity for your voice to be heard” Lydia added.

The full week of events will begin with an African Innovations Demonstration Talk on April 19th at Lancaster University Ghana, followed by an Aha’spora vs Diaspora Discussions at British Council, Accra on the same day.

On Wednesday April 20th, from 4 pm – 8 pm, is the Masterclass with Africa’s investigative journalist ‘Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ during the Re-Thinking Media, Arts & Entertainment event featuring distinguished speakers across the local and international media landscape. The Unplugged” Arts & Culture Showcase & Exchange Cocktail takes place the next day, April 21st, come and network at Impact Hub Accra.

On Friday the 22nd of April we embark on: “Womenomics – Rethinking the contribution of women to the Ghanaian economy” at the Netherlands Ambassador’s Residence.

 

All this leading up to the TEDx event on April 23rd at the National Theatre between 9 am and 3 pm.
According to the TEDxAccra Head of Communications, the event is an opportunity for the general public to share powerful ideas and be a part of a larger community of legacy in Accra. Tickets are available at www.egotickets.com or www.tedxaccra.org .

Author: Claudia