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The Future of Ghana 2017 – The Search for Ghana’s Top 30 U30 has begun…

The search….

Young people should be at the forefront of global change and innovation (Kofi Annan, Former UN Secretary General)

In less than 3 generations 41% of the world’s youth will be African”, “By 2035, Africa’s labour force will be larger than China’s” (Mo Ibrahim Foundation)

It was the above statements amongst others that were the catalyst behind the creation of the Future of Ghana initiative in October 2014. A time to celebrate, mobilize and invest in young people of Ghanaian heritage around the world on an annual basis at a critical time in Africa’s growth.

Now in its 3rd cycle Me FiRi Ghana once again begin a mission to find the pioneers and innovators of the Future through the first objective of the Future of Ghana initiative by undertaking a global search for the top 30 Ghanaian talent aged 18 – 30 years – impacting industries around the world. The search will consist of an open nomination process driven through Ghanaian Diplomatic missions, Ghanaian Associations/Organisations, Commonwealth secretariat, media partners and social media using the official hashtag #FOG2017

Nominations for Future of Ghana 2017 are NOW OPEN to the public until 2 December 2016 via the website. Once closed nominees will be whittled down to a top 30 by a select judging panel, and featured in our annual online publication to be released in March 2017.

This cycle’s esteemed judging panel will be revealed in the week commencing 21 November 2016 so look out for the announcements across our platforms. Previous judges include Dentaa Amoateng MBE, Andy Ansah, Ethel Cofie and Isaac Babu-Boateng amongst others.

The initiative has been endorsed by the Ghanaian High Commission UK and British High Commission in Accra. Who both recognize its merits for capacity building and future prosperity of Ghana. Ghanaian High Commissioner to the UK H.E Victor Emmanuel Smith said of the initiative upon its inception; “It is heart-warming to realise that young people of Ghanaian heritage are mobilizing themselves to contribute to the development efforts of their motherland, Ghana

Future of Ghana Patron and pioneering photographer James Barnor says of the initiative;

“I am privileged to be chosen as patron for the Future of Ghana initiative. It is refreshing to see young Ghanaians in the Diaspora so forward thinking and genuinely passionate about our nation’s future. This initiative will mobilize and inspire a generation of Ghanaians to come together and utilize their skills for the development of Ghana. I see History in the making!

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The Publication….

 Me Firi Ghana annually produce the Future of Ghana publication which celebrates excellence by recognising the Top 30 under 30 talent of Ghanaian decent, pioneering in industries around the world. The publication also features forward thinking articles highlighting key industries, innovators and organizations visions for Ghana and Africa.

The Publication is the beginning and one that we hope will act as a catalyst to encourage greater youth participation with the development of Ghana whilst also act as a visual source of inspiration for the emerging generation and a talent resource for investors and organizations.

ABOUT Me FiRi Ghana:

Multiple award winning company Me Firi Ghana is a member’s advisory network providing routes to access and invest in Ghana. We consult individuals and organisations recommending opportunities and tailored strategies to engage Ghana and African communities.

For Further Information

Press features:  bantwi@mefirighana.com  Interview requests: novaluxpr@gmail.com

FOG Website: www.futureofghana.com                Company Website: www.mefirighana.com

STARS FROM ALL NATIONS (SFAN) is Co-hosting the second edition of FUTURE EXECUTIVES BUSINESS BREAKFAST MEETING (FEBBM) with IMPACT HUB ACCRA GHANA

#FEBBM2 is a mentorship and networking event organised for aspiring entrepreneurs, young business owners, young professionals, investors, financiers, and other stakeholders.

The goal of of the event is to promote and encourage youth enterprises and entrepreneurship, as well as to engage young people to take action in solving the problems in their environments.

Participants meet peers, build contacts, share opportunities and success stories, strike partnerships as they listen to seasoned industry leaders discuss issues pertaining to business and Africa.

This is a special edition and it’s organized on the theme “the connection economy”

Topics includes:
1. Using Technology to solve the problems of Africa 
2. Raising Capital for your Start-Up 
3. The Role of Young People in Community Development 
4. Business Growth and Sustainability

Panellists on the day include:
  • H.E Ambassador Hans Doctor, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands 
  • Mark Essien, CEO of Hotels.Ng
  • Ethel Cofie, Founder, Women In Tech Africa
  • John Dumelo, CEO of JMelo Brands
  • John-Patrick Ehouman of Akendewa

The moderator will be Wayne Miranda, CEO of Growth Mosaic.
The event will take place at Impact Hub, Accra, (located at  F 393/4 Otswe Street, Osu Ako-Adjei
Osu) and will be streamed live from 8 am via this link: https://youtu.be/BuJjzLRS5I8
For more information please call/text +233 545 93-5695
Future of Ghana (@FutureofGH)