By Morkporkpor Anku, GNA
Accra, Sept. 17, GNA – Africa Dialogues has
won the Best Corporate Event 2018 at the just ended Ghana Events Awards 2018.
Organised by Event Guide, the annual event is
to celebrate and honour indigenous Ghanaian events and organisers, who go the
extra mile for excellence in their respective fields.
Africa Dialogues emerged winner out of the 12
nominees including CIMG Awards, Ghana Banking Awards, Women CEOs Summit, and
MTN Heroes of Change.
Mr Emmanuel Leslie Addae, the Co-Founder of
People Initiative Foundation, organisers of the Africa Dialogues, said: “The
journey started with the first license in 2013 to organise TEDxLabone with only
He said the first event sparked the interest
of the team to focus on curating programmes and initiatives that promoted
cultural diversity, while nurturing and mentoring the vision, talents and ideas
of young people who were positively changing Africa.
“Our first event is at the Kama Conference
Centre in April 2014 with speakers like Kojo Oppong Nkrumah now the Minister of
Information, Hannah Tettey, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Papa Arkhurst,
Uche Ofodile now CEO of MTN Liberia, Patricia Oboi-Naa of Vodafone Ghana and
others,” he added.
Mr Addae said over the past five years, events
organised by People Initiatives Foundation includes TEDxLabone, TEDxAccra,
TEDxAccraWomen, Africa Initiatives Summit, and over 60 social impact events in
Ghana and beyond, which had attracted millions of views and likes online.
He said after five years of organising TEDx
events in Ghana he and his long time standing partner, Daniel Amoako Antwi, the
Executive Director of People Initiative Foundation, decided to move a step
ahead by creating Africa Dialogue, which held its first event in April 2017.
This year’s event, being organised with UNICEF
WCARO and supported by Africa Union, comes off on November 20, to celebrate
children, support their rights and amplify their voices.
Africa Dialogues is an African thought-leadership
platform that brings together policy makers, innovative business leaders,
accomplished academics, leaders of civil society organisations and other
distinguished individuals to focus on broad-ranging discussions on governance
and human rights.
Other areas of focus are education, youth
unemployment, infrastructure, public health, gender and income inequality,
Africa’s economies and urban development towards helping the continent attain
AGENDA 2063 and SDGs 2030.