The Future Awards, Africa’s biggest youth event, has announced the keynote speaker for its awards ceremony.
The keynote speakers of the Awards, in past editions, have been role model leaders, with exemplary profiles and global relevance, in persons of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former Coordinating Minster of the Economy and former Vice President of the World Bank, Obiageli Ezekwesili, to name a few.
This year’s edition is no different. The keynote speaker for the Future Awards Africa 2016 is: Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President-elect of the Republic of Ghana.
Dr. Akufo-Addo is a man of the people, who recently emerged victorious in Ghana’s presidential election, after inspiring Ghanaians to vote for change. Before he became a politician, he used his law practice to champion the cause of human rights, rule of law, justice, freedom, and democracy.
In business, he was also responsible for the introduction of mobile telephony into Ghana.
Undoubtedly, Nigeria has a lot to learn from a visionary leader who puts the people he wants to serve first.
Nana Akufo-Addo said, of the Future Awards Africa, “This is a great initiative. Africa’s future lies in the hands of the empowered youth who have taken up the charge to shape it. I am looking forward to meeting my neighbours and friends, and to help echo the message of inspiration.”
He will be bringing his vast wealth of knowledge and experience to bear when the awards ceremony is held on Sunday, 18th of December, 2016, at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos.
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About The Future Awards Africa
The Future Awards Africa has been called the ‘Nobel Prize for Young Africans’, and the ‘most important youth awards’ by Forbes. It is a set of prizes given annually to celebrate and accelerate innovation, creativity and enterprise amongst young Africans aged 18 – 31. It has produced over 150 winners and over 1550 nominees since its first edition in 2006.
It is presented in conjunction with The Future Project, which has a mandate to build empowered citizens across Africa, through (inclusive) enterprise and (active) citizenship. This focus on Human Capital Development is informed by our value proposition: Africa’s growth needs a generation of young people who are gainfully employed and able to demand and secure better leadership.
Our projects include Aiki.ng, an employability portal presented with Microsoft; the Nigeria Symposium for Young & Emerging Leaders, #StartupsAfrica, Intern4Jobs, YMonitor.org presented with National Endowment for Democracy (NED), The Future Enterprise Support Scheme and The Future Awards Africa, described as ‘The Nobel Prize for Young Africans’.
Founded by the Chude Jideonwo and Adebola Williams, TFP is supervised by a Global Board of Advisors drawn from Africa, Europe, North America and the Middle East, including the former Coordinating Minister of the Nigerian Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; Senior Economic Advisor with the Open Society Foundations, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili; co-founder of ONE, Jamie Drummond and the Chief of Cabinet with the Africa Development Bank, Anne Kabagambe.