African Union Deputy Chairperson announced Special Guest at Africa Dialogues 2017

Accra, The African Union Deputy Chairperson, Mr Thomas Kwesi Quartey will be the Special Guests of Honour at the Africa-focused, thought leadership conference dubbed: Africa Dialogues slated for Saturday June 3 at the Accra International Conference Centre.

A statement from the organisers of the event said the UN Resident Co-ordinator for Ghana, Ms Christine Evans-Klock would also be a Special Guest, adding that it was strong indicator of support for Africa Dialogues by the African Union.

The event on the theme: Dreams We Dare Not, will feature powerful and change-making Africans drawn from diverse backgrounds, who will speak on issues relevant to Africa’s achievement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and Africa Union’s Agenda 2063.

The statement said some of the topics to discuss were governance and human rights, education, youth unemployment, infrastructure, public health, gender, income inequality, African economies and urban development.

The line-up includes policy makers, innovative business leaders, accomplished academics, civil society leaders and distinguished individuals from Africa, to dialogue on Africa’s future, it added.

Ms Cynthia Ofori-Dwumfuo, Head of Communications and External Relations for Africa Dialogues said: Having African Union Deputy Chairperson and UN Resident Co-ordinator at Africa Dialogues presents an opportunity for our speakers to speak directly to those, who can help accelerate positive change on the continent.

We are grateful for the support shown us by the AU and UN because it reinforces our drive to create a unique platform for African idea-sharing and thought-leadership, she said.

It said Africa Dialogues’ inaugural batch of speakers would include: Anthonia Amuzie, of Happy People Project; Mo Issa, Entrepreneur, Writer and Humanitarian; Constance Swaniker, Renowned Ghanaian Sculptor, Emmanuel Awumee, Car Care Consultant and CEO of SESIL Consult Limited.

Others are Sarah Begum, Anthropologist; Dr Paul Dsane-Aidoo, a clinician; Mami Serwaa Amoakohene, CEO of 3Ps Solutions; Alipt Sanam Hari, Sports Psychologist and Aisha Addo, Founder of Power to Girls Foundation.

The rest are Josephine Marie Godwyll, Founder of World at Heart Ghana; Dziffa Akua Ametam, founder of Dziffa.com; Ayesha Bedwei, Tax Consultant; Cecil Senna Nutakor, CEO of Equinox Intercom limited; Prosper Tornyi, Founder of Prowrites Foundation and Godwin Mawunyo Addo, CEO of Gradsoft Technologies Ghana among others.

Africa Dialogues is an Africa thought- leadership platform that focuses on broad-ranging discussions on governance and human rights, education, youth unemployment, infrastructure, public health, gender and income inequality, Africa’s economies and urban development towards helping our continent attain AGENDA 2063 and SDGs 2030.

The platform brings together policy makers, innovative business leaders, accomplished academics, leaders of civil society organisations and other distinguished individuals to foster productive dialogue about Africa’s future in attaining AGENDA 2063 and SDGs 2063.

Source: Ghana News Agency

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