April 2016


TedxACCRA 2016 IS FAST APPROACHING…..

On April 23, 2016, over 1000 of Africa’s most curious and creative, interesting and interested, positive and progressive thinkers and doers will gather at the National Theater again to be inspired by visionaries sharing their unique stories and valuable perspectives at TEDxAccra2016 themed ‘Re-Think’.

TEDxAccra is the largest event of its kind in Ghana with an audience of over 1500 gathered at the National Theatre to share and discuss innovative and creative ideas. Our former speakers range from activists, entrepreneurs, historians, scientists, explorers, technologists and artists that shared insights and ideas related to, or relevant to, the Ghanaian society and the world as a whole.

PROGRAM OUTLINE FOR TEDxAccra 2016

African Innovations Demonstration Talk
Date: Tuesday: 19th April 2016
Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm
Venue: Lancaster University Ghana Campus
Come and meet all the 15 finalists for African Innovations Award as they share their innovations with the World!
Register Now. It’s Free Limited Seats

 

Diaspora Vs Ahaspora Discussions
Date: Tuesday 19th April, 2016
Time: 5pm to 8pm
Venue: British Council Auditorium
Open Event. It’s Free
Masterclass with Africa’s Investigative Journalist ‘Anas Aremeyaw Anas’
‘ReThink in Media, Art and Entertainment’
Date: Wednesday 20th April 2016
Time: 3:00pm to 8:00pm
Venue: Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City
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Special Cocktail and Free Goodies Bag for every attendee
“Unplugged” Arts & Culture Showcase & Exchange + Cocktail by Impact Hub Accra + BBG Office of Digital & Design Innovation & partners
Date: Thursday 21st April, 2016
Time: 5pm – 8pm
Venue: Impact Hub, Osu
Open event Free to attend.
WOMENOMICS ‘Rethinking the contribution of women to the Ghanaian economy’. This is a gathering of Ghanaian Women in Business and Leadership.

Date Friday: 22nd April, 2016
Time: 5pm to 8pm
Venue: Netherlands Residence near Cantonments Post office
Register Now. It’s Free Limited Seats

Main TEDxAccra 2016 Event
Saturday 23rd April 2016
Time 9am to 3pm
Venue: National Theatre
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TEDxAccra 2016 London Meet up !

Join like-minded leaders from Ghana as we come together to share our dreams for Africa and introduce to you the TEDxAccra 2016 vision.

There will be a raffle on the evening with a lots of amazing African prizes to be won. Monies raised from the raffle will go towards the African Initiatives Foundation.

WHEN
WHERE
Ghana High Commission – 104 Highgate Hill, London N6 5HE, United Kingdom – View Map

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Accra Business Mission – May 2016

Few spaces left…Apply now!  Sign Up for Your Guided Business Mission to Accra, Ghana

Sunday 8th May – Saturday 14th May 2016

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Learn how to communicate with stakeholders, how to mitigate risks on the ground, and how to design business concepts that work locally, so you have an in-depth technical understanding before doing business in Ghana.

AB2020 and Africa Business Jumpstart have come together to coordinate a Business Mission to Ghana in 2016 and beyond… The guided business missions serve investors, business owners and diaspora Africans in the United Kingdom and United States with an interest in Ghana. They will showcase opportunities, provide a platform for communication with local partners, and foster successful market entry in to Ghana.

STRUCTURE

The business mission will consist of a small group of participants (5-7) to enable us to provide a personalised mission on the ground that thoroughly addresses the interest of each participant. This means that we will tailor the final mission details after you have registered so we can apply the relevant focus on the industries you want to know about, including ICT, real estate & construction, agriculture & food processing, mining, manufacturing, energy and export of African goods.

WHO ARE THEY?

Dr Harnet is founder of Africa Business Jumpstart and has a proven track record of assisting ambitious start-ups, entrepreneurs, investors, and experienced business executives with their market entry in Africa.

Akosua Annobil is founder of AB2020 and a British-Ghanaian connected to a strong network of business advisors and investment consultants on the ground. She has been instrumental in the preparation of this mission.

BUSINESS COACHING

Dr Harnet will coach and assist participants with formulating their business concept and some follow up communication with local stakeholders if required. The plan is for you to get started immediately with implementation upon return to the UK/USA.

INTERESTED?

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If you want to get investors and businesses into Africa you need to educate them and get them onto the ground to experience Africa for themselves.”

– Moez Virani – CFO and COO of Northgate managing a fund of US$3 billion.

News and insights for Sub-Saharan Africa-focused investors and entrepreneurs, contact; .

Address : Africa Business 2020, Kemp House 152 City Road, London, EC1V 2NX, UK

Email: share@africabusiness2020.com

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MUSE AFRICA ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH TANZANIA’S TV1

Ghana’s Musse Media Networks will, beginning April 2016, begin running its television programming block on Tanzanian TV station, TV1.

This follows a partnership agreement finalized with the channel to broadcast MUSE terrestrial blocks in Tanzania.

Muse has, since it began operating in June 2015, been the most engaging urban music, culture, lifestyle and entertainment brand in Ghana. It has achieved this through the delivery of compelling urban music and entertainment content to its mostly millennial audiences, via its TV block on Viasat1 in Ghana and via its online platform, www.museafrica.com, integrated to the brands social media properties:

Muse’s TV block on Viasat1 airs Muse programming from Monday to Friday, including its original TV show, #ThisWeekOnMuse with Antoine Mensah, and its website, museafrica.com, gives a fresh take on entertainment news. The brand also uses its social media properties to engage with fans and fellow industry players.

This new partnership with TV1 in Tanzania is an addition to a growing number of impressive achievements made by the Muse team.

Speaking on the new partnership, 2016 Future of Ghana Pioneer Sadiq Abdulai Abu, Co-founder/CEO of Muse Media Networks, remarked, “We’re really excited about this new partnership with Tanzania’s TV1. Not only will it broaden our reach and increase our brand awareness efforts, but it also feeds directly into our pan-African agenda of providing superior, multi-platform urban music and entertainment experiences to millennials all across the continent. We’re happy to have been given the opportunity to bring the value we create to the Tanzanian broadcasting, music and entertainment space. We are confident the Tanzanian millennial audience and the brands that seek to target them will love our products.”

Ben Amadasun, the CEO of TV1, also spoke about the new Muse-TV1 partnership, saying, “As one of the leading entertainment channels in Tanzania, TV1 has already established a strong reputation of producing and sourcing the best local and pan African content that resonates with our target viewers. We are delighted to be partnering with Muse Media to launch this exciting new program in the Tanzanian market following its successful launch in Ghana. We expect that this program will help broaden our audience base, especially among the 15-34 target demographic, and increase interaction and engagement with them on social media platforms. This show will set a new standard for music content in Tanzania.”

Original story via -http://livefmghana.com/

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COHORTS OF YALI WEST AFRICA RLC FEEDS THE VULNERABLE IN ACCRA DURING EASTER PERIOD

Participants of the 2016 cohort of YALI West Africa regional leadership centre over the Easter weekend last week, volunteered on the Food for All Ghana community service program to recover food, feed and create sustainable means of nutrition for over one thousand vulnerable children, mentally challenged, aged and head potters in Accra.

The project begun on Saturday with a “Share your breakfast” feeding program at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital, where forty-five youth drawn from eight West African countries volunteered by cooking breakfast to serve all four hundred and eighty-five inmates of the hospital. The team then planted crops on a 1.5 hectare garden for the Accra psychiatric hospital.

Executive Director of the Food for All Ghana Program and 2016 Future of Ghana Pioneer, Elijah Amoo Addo reiterated their vision to create sustainable means of nutrition for the vulnerable in Africa through food recovery and farming. ” All humans in respective of their race or financial background has a right to food and it is only through a shared collaboration that the vulnerable in Ghana can be fed. Hunger can be reduced in Ghana if stakeholders support the Food for All vision and therefore entreat all stakeholders within the food supply chain to support and participate  in the first Food for All Ghana conference scheduled in May 2016 to create efficient food supply chain” he added.

A participant of the YALI RLC, Ceesay Binta from the Gambia expressed her willingness to volunteer on a food program that seeks to create sustainable means of nutrition for Africans.”Coming to Ghana to serve the vulnerable in community is very overwhelming. Food security in Africa can be attained if we look at the food wastage occurring across our food supply chain and Food for All has really showed my colleagues and I how we could address this in our respective countries. Attaining the UN SDG 2 Goal in Africa requires collective efforts from stakeholders within our food supply chain and Food for All Ghana is a platform that stakeholders must take advantage of to create sustainable means of nutrition.

Participants and the Food for All Ghana team then recovered Gh¢25,000 worth of food products to feed over one thousand children, mentally challenged and head potters  on the streets of Accra  central on Easter Monday.

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) was launched by President of the United States Barack Obama as a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. The Founder of Food for All Africa Program is an alumnus of the first cohort of the YALI West Africa RLC.​​

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