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Tuesday, January 31, 2017


H.E. Mrs. Erna Solberg (Co-Chair)
H.E. Mrs. Erna Solberg (Co-Chair)Prime Minister of Norwayco-chair emminentedu commission  Bio

H.E. Mr. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo (Co-Chair)
H.E. Mr. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo (Co-Chair)President of Ghanaun eminents co-chailtwittersee kagame meet

Dr. Patrick G. Jr Awuah
Founder & President

Patrick Awuah is the founder and president of Ashesi University, a private, not-for-profit institution that has quickly gained a reputation as one of Ghana’s finest institutions of higher learning. Patrick left Ghana in 1985 when Swarthmore accepted him on a near-full scholarship. In 2001, after living in America for almost two decades, Patrick Awuah returned to Ghana. Before founding Ashesi University, Patrick worked as a Program Manager for Microsoft where, among other things, he spearheaded the development of dial-up internet working technologies and gained a reputation for bringing difficult projects to completion. He holds bachelor degrees in Engineering and Economics from Swarthmore College; an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business; and honorary doctorates from Swarthmore College and Babson College. In recognition of his service to Ghana, Patrick was awarded Membership of the Order of the Volta by His Excellency, President J.A. Kufuor in July 2007. The Order of the Volta is one of Ghana’s highest awards, given to individuals who exemplify the ideal of service to the country. He has won many prestigious international awards including the 2015 Elise and Walter A. Haas International Award for his work as a leader in Ghanaian education, an Elon Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership from Elon University and the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, and the MacArthur Fellowship and the McNulty Prize. In 2015, Patrick was named one the 50 greatest leaders in the world by Fortune Magazine. He has also twice been recognized by a PricewaterhouseCoopers survey of Ghanaian CEOs as one of the ten most respected CEOs in Ghana. In December 2015, Patrick was recognized by Africa Leadership Initiative — West Africa (ALIWA) as a “Genius Fellow” an honour reserved for only 20 people around the world. He is a Fellow of the Africa Leadership Initiative of the Aspen Global Leadership Network; a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; and a member of the Tau Beta Pi honor society for excellence in engineering.

Mr. Daniel Dotse

Daniel Dotse is the founder and CEO of Teach For Ghana, a leadership development and network organization building a movement of leaders to expand educational opportunity to all children in Ghana. With Teach For Ghana, Daniel hopes to help build a country where every child has access to an excellent education. Before establishing Teach for Ghana, Daniel worked as a biotechnologist at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. in New York. Daniel studied biomedical engineering at Cornell University.

Mr. Ebenezer G. Buckman
Ashesi University College
Associate Director, External Relations & Special Assistant to the President

In his current role at Ashesi, Ebenezer plays a key role in growing philanthropic support for the university’s mission. He is also responsible for driving implementation of special projects initiated by the Office of the President, as well as coordinating all external communications to support the university’s work. He is an Ashesi alumnus, having graduated with his Bachelor’s in Management Information Systems; he also holds a Masters in Corporate Communications degree from IE Business School in Spain.
Ms Naa Ayeleysa Quaynor-Mettle
Chevening-GUBA Scholar/Ambassador 

Naa Ayeleysa Quaynor-Mettle is a 2016/2017 Chevening Scholar. She holds Masters in Globalisation, Business and Development Studies from the prestigious Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex. Naa is a proud WISE 2011 Learner and was invited back in 2012 as WISE speaker. During her research at IDS, Naa investigated the effectiveness of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programmes in relation to its contribution to job creation. She also looked into how to finance solar energy using blended finance as constant power supply massively contributes to Africa’s human development. That said, Naa is incredibly passionate about education especially TVET because she believes it’s a critical tool that young people can harness to unlock their potential and develop at optimal levels. She is keen on using education and media communication as tools for (youth) Development. She believes that effective delivery of Technical and Vocational Education training has the potential to address the gaps in education globally. To this end, Naa is developing career, leadership and capacity building programs with the Future of Africa Awards and GUBA Careers 2018, which will allow young people to leverage on such opportunities to become more employable thereby achieving financial independence. When she is not researching on TVET effectiveness or how to finance renewables(solar) energy in Africa, she loves to mentor young people, hosting events as well as her radio show, which gives young people a voice while taking West Africa’s Afrobeats to the world, or simply baking and decorating cakes! Learn more here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/naaquaynormettle/
Mr. Dominic Macavoray
Founder and Director 

My name is Dominic Maada Macavoray, the Founder and Managing Director of the Movement for youth and Children's Right organization. We advocate for child rights and youth development. I have worked with IEARN Sierra Leone-an organization that uses ICT to help young people tell their stories across the globe, especially those affected by the past Sierra Leone civil war. Worked as Volunteer for War Child Holland Sierra Leone program, Founded and coordinated the World Voices Sierra Leone youth project- a funded project by the Norwegian youth council in Norway from 2003 to 2006. A Nonviolence communication scholar from the Nonviolent Communication NM, USA 2009, an Education Campaigner in Ghana, Sierra Leone, Taiwan, Japan, Zimbabwe and Kenya-the (Education For All Dream campaign). A recognized Education activist who has conducted various Education lectures at the Dominican International School Taiwan and the National Taiwan University served as a Project coordinator- Stand for Peace youth project 2016 during the 2016 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections in Ghana. Current Head of Mission- MYCRO Sierra Leone Food Bank- The Foodbank project develops creative strategies that combat Hunger- the MYCRO Sierra Leone Food Bank is a sister organisation of the Egyptian Foodbank in Egypt and the Regional Food Banking Network. A child Rights activist with passion in Child Development.
Dr. Joyce Akumaa Dongotey-Padi
Founder & Executive Director

Dr. Joyce Akumaa Dongotey-Padi (Known in public life as Akumaa Mama Zimbi) is a Ghanaian women's rights leader, television and radio talk show host, actress, philanthropist, sex educator, relationship expert and marriage counselor committed to enhancing the status of underprivileged women in Ghana and reviving broken marriages. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of Mama Zimbi Foundation (MZF), a non-governmental organization which seeks to empower and support thousands of widows through its Widows Alliance Network (WANE) project, and also involve in the issues of adolescents (Adolescents Sexual Reproductive Health). Mama Zimbi has won several national and international honours and awards which includes the 2009 World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) Award Laureate for Sustainability, International Humanitarian of the Year Award, and EDUCATING AFRICA Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education.

Mr. Vincent Nhyira-Addo
Head of Talk & Thought Leadership
Domains of expertise
Branding and Position 

Nhyira Addo is a Broadcast Journalist, Branding Consultant, Corporate Training Facilitator & Creative Entrepreneur He's driven by a keen passion to learn and serve. Nhyira is a passionate entrepreneur with a career spanning over 17 years in Radio Sales, AudioVisual Content Production, Multimedia Production Architecture and Management, Internet Content Development, Computer Security Sales, Project Management and Strategic Business Consulting. He is currently the Head of Talk Programs and Thought Leadership at Joy 99.7 FM, a subsidiary of Ghana's most credible media brand Multimedia Group. Nhyira's interests lie in Child & Women's Health, Cause Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Education, Energy and Development. He's fondly called the Rainmaker because of his belief that everyone is cre- ated with unique abilities that can solve the world's problems. To him we're all rainmakers!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Accra, 12 December 2017 - Yesterday, President Paul Kagame and his Ghanaian counterpart Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo spoke at an ongoing high-level Africa roundtable on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The two leaders discussed what is needed for developing countries to achieve SDGs.
The two-day gathering is hosted by President Akufo-Addo, who co-chairs the Eminent Group of Advocates, along with Norway Premier Erna Solberg. 
Below is President Kagame's speech at the roundtable:
Good morning.
It’s a great pleasure for me to join you, Mr. President for this event, here in Accra. I would like to start by thanking you, for the invitation to participate in this important discussion, and the warm hospitality accorded to us.
I also wish to commend you, Mr President, and co-chair, Prime Minister Erna Solberg, for your service leading the UN Secretary General’s Eminent Group of Advocates.
There are two main aspects of the Sustainable Development Goals, that i will talk about, that constitute an improvement from our experience with the Millennium Development Goals.
We can take better advantage of these, as we work to reach the new targets, and transform the lives of our people.
First, is the strong emphasis on the private sector as an engine to eliminate poverty and create wealth, objectives that are at the heart of most of our national plans.
Integrating the SDGs into these plans, and ensuring their implementation, cannot be successfully achieved, by government alone.
This is why strong collaboration with the private sector, throughout the process, is critical, for reaching a win-win situation.
For example, the financing gaps for major projects, can be filled by private sector investment, through appropriate de-risking mechanisms, provided by the public sector and other partners.
Secondly, we now have an ambitious development framework to engage all countries, rather than just developing ones, especially knowing that there are cross cutting issues that affect everyone and every  country.
This provides new scope for productive global partnerships and learning. This could include reaching consensus on how to measure progress, and support implementation, in ways that are most relevant, for our respective national contexts.
Rwanda will continue to collaborate with partner states, particularly through the SDG Centre for Africa, which we are happy to host in Kigali. And Mr President, I wanted to thank you for your support on that as well.
The centre was established to facilitate coordination and advocacy, and help us all build capacity to implement the SDGs. I invite you all to use and support it, as we support our continent.
Mr. President, distinguished audience, I would like to once again thank you for your kind attention, and I look forward to further discussion today.