- October 2nd 2015–Launch and Opening for Entries
- November 2015 –Deadline for Submission
- December 2015 – Shortlist Announced
- February 2016 –Boot camp Audition
- March 2016 – Finale
The annual Oxford Africa Conference took place from 22-23 May 2015 and this year we were privileged to be in attendance. Chair of the Future of Ghana, Arnold Sarfo-Kantanka led the charge on the first day of the conference at the Oxford Union where he witnessed an opening address by H.E John Dramani Mahama, President of Ghana discussing integration in Africa.
Arnold was also privy to lectures/discussions on migration across African borders, the issue of building a gender inclusive talent pool across Africa and entrepreneurship on the continent. Arnold’s day ended with a brief meet and greet with President Mahama (his second- the first one being at the LSE Africa conference last year when he presented the President with the WAM Campaign Diaspora Youth Policy brief).
The second day at the Said Business School saw Director of Communications, Ben Anim-Antwi and Project Manager Sandra Osei-Asare attend with some of the Future of Ghana pioneers including Alloysius Attah, Lorraine Wright, Rosina St James and Einstein Ntim.
The Future Ghana entourage were treated to informative day with the focus being Business, development and the creative arts. There were seminars on agriculture, private equity, Literature and Energy. Delegates were also given the opportunity to choose from three short films on African identity from South Africa, the USA and Ghana respectively.
During the course of the day 2015 Pioneer Alloysius Attah took part in “The Africa you Never Knew” pitch competition in which a select number of innovators in attendance got the opportunity to pitch their businesses/projects to the Plenary (Oxford Union council) in the hope of receiving some funding following a public vote. Alloysius was confident and assured in presenting his enterprise Farmerline which supports and is committed to empowering small-scale farmers in Ghana. Alloy (as he likes to be called) came third in the competition.
The day ended with a drinks and buffet reception which thereafter most of the Future of Ghana entourage left for London minus those who stayed for the Afrobeat After party! (Einstein ahem!…. 🙂 ) Building networks and strengthening old ones the Oxford Africa Conference served as fertile ground for this .
We look forward to next year!
Future of Ghana (@FutureofGH)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The 2015 Future of Ghana pioneers present the online debate…
Ghana is a nation on the lips of many across the globe as it comes to light that education statistics from an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) report show our nation to be failing in its ability to maintain an average level of maths and science ability for students. Ghana was listed as the worst performing nation. Details of the world education statistics were published ahead of the World Education Forum which took place from 19th- 22nd May 2015 in Korea.
The link to the report can be found below:
This issue isn’t one to be taken lightly and that is especially the case for a group of young influential Ghanaians worldwide who have come together to effect change for the better. We present to you the Ghana Education Debate 2015 from the Future of Ghana 2015 pioneers, highlighting the key issues in this report and seeking to find solutions to solve this crisis.
The debate will be held on Friday 29th May 2015 at 3pm GMT and will feature panellists from different regions of the education sector worldwide including the youth affected by these stats, educators and more. The confirmed panellists are Golda Addo, Yaw Adu-Gyamfi, P.K Dickson, Rosalin Abigail Kyere-Nartey and Ken Donkoh . The Debate will be moderated by Elorm Billy Awittor of the Ghana Educators Network.
Taking place online via twitter and Google Hangout on Air, the debate is open to all as the issue of Ghana’s future is spread out on the table. #FutureofGhana and #GhEduDebate are the hashtags to follow this Friday for twitter participation, with the opportunity for people to submit their thoughts and questions in advance and the top 10 action points will be presented to the Ministry of Education in Ghana.
The time for change in Ghana is now. Join the conversation this Friday as Ghana’s future turns a new leaf.
For Further Information
Press features and Info re online debate: Aba Abekah-Mensah – firstname.lastname@example.org, Prince Boadu – email@example.com , Lorraine Wright – Lorraine.firstname.lastname@example.org and Kofi Yeboah – email@example.com
Director of Communications Me Firi Ghana: Ben Anim-Antwi, firstname.lastname@example.org
Future of Ghana (@FutureofGH)