SYPALA 2012: Meet our speakers


Here is a line-up of the speakers scheduled to take our delegates through the various sessions at this year's SYPALA holding in Mozambique.


                           Short Speaker Biographies


Mayor Manuel Araujo is a man of many parts. He has a  B.A Hons in International Relations from Higher Institute for International  Relations, Maputo, Mozambique ,Master in Policy Studies in Sectoral Economic Option, Universities of Zimbabwe/Fort Hare and the Southern African Regional Institute for Policy Studies, Harare, Zimbabwe , MSc Development Studies-African Economics Option, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London ,MPhil in Development Studies , PhD in International Development, School of International Development, University of East Anglia. Norwich, UK.  He has lectured economics and development in several Universities in Mozambique. He is currently director of Zalala Beach Lodge and Safaris (ZBLS), Quelimane, Zambezia and Mayor, Quelimane City, Zambezia Province, Mozambique.   


António Alberto da Silva Francisco

Research Director at the Institute of social and Economic Studies (IESE), Associate Professor of Economics at the University Eduardo Mondlane (UEM), Ph.D and MA in Demography from Australia National University (ANU, Canberra) and Degree in Economics from the Faculty of Economics at UEM (Maputo).


Glenn Cripe is a co-founder and Executive Director of the Language of Liberty Institute.

Born in Chicago, he currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

He studied foreign languages, finance, and economics at Indiana University (USA), then pursued a career in IT development, consulting, and training.

As the head of LLI, he recruits and develops new local partners, teachers, and donors; and prepares and executes the camp



Andy Eyschen is a co-founder and director of the Language of Liberty Institute. An Australian citizen, originally from Luxembourg, Andy currently works as a management consultant from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Andy’s special contribution to LLI and the Liberty Camps is his broad experience with consulting, organizational development, and training


Adedayo Thomas is the Director of Outreach and Publisher at the He is involved in Organizing Atlas Network programs throughout English-speaking Africa creating an effective network of African free-market think-tank. His outreach programs at African universities draw thousands of students to the ideas of liberty. Adedayo has a B A(Theatre Arts) and Post Graduate Diploma in Public Relations from University of Jos and Nigerian Institute of Journalism respectively, a Diplomate of Cato University in Philosophy, History, Jurisprudence, and Economics of Liberty and an MBA in Think -Tank management from the Atlas Economic Research Foundation in Washington D.C.He also has a Master's Degree in Development Studies from the Nigerian Defence Academy. Email:


Henriques Viola is a Researcher and the Executive Director of The Center for Mozambican and International Studies (CEMO) a Mozambican Think Tank, since 2008. Founder and First General Coordinator of The Mozambican Movement of Liberal Students. Bacherelor in Health Sciences. Think Tank MBA Graduated by ATLAS NETWORK. Member of the Advisor Committee of United Nations in Mozambique. Columnist at Mozambican Newspapers as O Pais and Diário da Zambézia, and the US based website .Henriques Earned the ATLAS Think Tank MBA Elevator Speech in 2011, by ATLAS Network, with a speech on land ownership and The Bastiat Prize, by with a work on Chicken market in



Franklin Cudjoe (pictured) is founding director of IMANI, a think tank ranked fifth most influential in Africa (2009) and the only African think tank named in the top 25 most innovative think tanks in the world in 2010 and top 20 most innovative in 2011. Cudjoe is also General Editor of He has been cited in the United Kingdom's House of Commons' debate on aid and development in Africa as well as by South Africa's Supreme Court Judge on patents and intellectual property. Cudjoe debated Tanzanian President Mkapa on globalization in 2007, and in 2010 he led the World Bank's Africa region's taskforce within IMANI to investigate what Africans needed from the World Bank. Cudjoe was consulted by the United Kingdom's Prime Minister's office on how to make effective use of British aid in Africa. He is an Earhart doctoral fellow at Buckingham University in the United Kingdom, an alumnus of Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education, the Atlas Economic Research Foundation's Think Tank MBA programmeCudjoe was named Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2010, a fellow of the Africa Leadership Network in 2012, and the only named Think Tank Leader in “Top 50 Africans” List of the respected Africa Report Magazine in 2012.


Franklin Cudjoe, Manuel Araujo in a strong line-up of facilitators at SYPALA 2012

SYPALA holds every year. It is Africa's foremost Free Markets gathering