2009’s Biggest Educational Event” to Come off at Ashesi University

“2009’s Biggest Educational Event” to Come off at Ashesi University”

…Courtesy of IMANI and AfricanLiberty.org

Every year, IMANI holds a 1-week residential seminar for advanced students and rising young professionals from Ghana, Nigeria and farther afield at Ashesi University that has been dubbed “the Biggest Educational Event of the Year”.  Full details are at   www.sypala.org

Previous highlights of SYPALA have included Lt. General Arnold Quainoo exposing the underbelly of Ghana’s counter-intelligence establishment and the man the BBC calls the “Bill Gates of Africa” taunting African leaders for being “Absentee fathers”.

Typically 55 emerging leaders are treated to inspiration from an equivalent number of renowned African thinkers and doers.

This year’s edition will feature, among many others, the Ghanaian who shaped Coca Cola’s social responsibility across Africa and the man whose son is a feared villain in the Bourne Ultimatum flick; and shall be moderated by 4 of the biggest names in Ghanaian media.

You could come have a chat with the man building the next major power plant in Ghana, or with the musician who dared a sitting President on national TV.

Take note of the following keynote events in the 1-week program:

August 3rd, 9:30AM @Ashesi University, Building 3 – Kwaku Sakyi-Addo, Kwesi Pratt Jnr and three foreign journalists debate the Global Media’s portrayal of Africa.

August 3rd, 12:30PM @Ashesi University, Building 3 – Ursula Owusu is joined by the Lady who designed the blueprint for Ghana’s stock exchange and the woman voted the 56th most powerful woman in the world to consider Globalisation’s Impact on Our Lives.

August 3rd, 3PM @Ashesi University, Building 3– one–on–one with Maj. Courage Quashigah

August 3rd, 7:00PM @Coconut Grove Hotel, Ridge – Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom takes on the development establishment in Ghana. How will their reps respond?

August 5th, 10:30AM @Ashesi, Building 3 –  Robert Ahomka Lindsay and 3 international business executives wonder whether any of the cash fleeing the Global Crisis will come to Africa.

August 6th, 2:00PM @Ashesi, Building 3 – Kofi Ansah, internationally renowned designer, & Amandzeba Nat Brew, music supremo, examines the state of creativity in Ghana.

August 6th, 7:00PM Reception and Awards Ceremony @Coconut Grove, Ridge – The Sohne Prize, named after Ghana’s most internationally renowned hacker and programmer bar none, the late Guido Sohne, presented by Tropical Business Solutions; diplomats & surprise guests.

Reply to this email now, or to mavis@imanighana.com, to indicate your interest in any or all of these events. Spaces very limited so reply now, or call +233 244 973 951 / +233 244 517 909