Posted: Thursday 4th September 2014 at 19:12 pm

Mo Ibrahim Governance Weekend Called Off Amid Ebola Scare


Following consultation with the Ghanaian government, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation announces the postponement of the annual Governance Weekend, due to take place in Accra 21-23 November 2014.

The Ebola outbreak in the West African region over the past five months has led the Ghanaian government, in line with the ECOWAS Commission guidelines, to ask for a moratorium on all non-essential meetings and international conferences in Ghana.

It is critical that all efforts should be focused on dealing with this situation without any distraction.

The Foundation event includes various conferences and parallel meetings held by civil society and business groups, as well as public gatherings such as a public concert and a major football match. Considering the health risk involved, however minimal, it would be irresponsible of us to proceed.

Our Annual Event will be rescheduled in Accra early 2015. The date will be decided in consultation with the Ghanaian government.

Media contacts
Sophie Masipa, [email protected] , +44 (0) 20 7535 5067

Kristen Robinson, [email protected] , +44 (0) 20 7842 0151

About the Mo Ibrahim Foundation
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation was established in 2006 with a focus on the critical importance of leadership and governance in Africa. By providing tools to support progress in leadership and governance, the Foundation aims to promote meaningful change on the continent.

The Foundation, which is a non-grant making organisation, focuses on defining, assessing and enhancing governance and leadership in Africa through four main initiatives:

· Ibrahim Index of African Governance
· Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership

· Ibrahim Forum
· Ibrahim Fellowships and Scholarships

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