Kamil Sanah, GNA
Accra, Sept. 19, GNA – The Foundation for
Generational Thinkers (FOGET), has been selected by the United Nations (UN) to
host the 2018 edition of the Accra Global People’s Hub scheduled for September
22, 2018 in Accra.
The Accra People’s Hub, is being organised as
part of Global People’s Summit of the UN General Assembly to raise awareness on
the Sustainable Development Goals (SDSs) and to engage diverse stakeholders on
how to collectively make the world a better place.
Mr Prosper Afetsi, President of FOGET told the
Ghana News Agency in an interview that the event would be streamed live from
the UN Headquarters in New York, USA.
It is aimed at lifting global voices, inspire
collaboration, and foster innovation to solve development challenges in our
various communities and around the world.
The Accra Global People’s Hub will, serves as
a live-stream location for the Global People’s Summit in Ghana, and a space for
impact-driven people to connect, inspire and create community around complex
local and global challenges.
It is also to localize conversations and
inspire community engagement around the SDGs.
The event would be on the theme:
“Reimagine humanity: Inspire the future”.
Mr Afetsi said the Accra chapter would also
have other activities such as panel discussions by tertiary students and
experts on the SDGs as well as presentations on the Goals by distinguished
individuals from the academia.
He said: “This year’s theme reimagine
humanity, challenges the world to think differently, act boldly and inspire
solutions to the world’s biggest problems”.
Mr Afetsi said the programme, would be an
avenue for partnership and support to disrupt the status quo and build a better
tomorrow and urged individuals at their various locations to participate live
on www.globalpeoplesummit.org or login on www.forget.org or register on
“Featuring innovators, world leaders and
change makers from around the world, will light global voices, amplify stories,
inspire collaboration and celebrate innovation for humanity,” he said.
He noted that development challenges continue
to persist due to more people around the globe not having their say on how to
tackle issues concerning their communities, countries and the world at large.