EDxAccra has announced a diverse speaker lineup for this year’s TEDxAccra conference under the theme ‘Re-Think’ and scheduled to take place at the National Theatre from April 19, and to climax on April 23 from 9 am – 3pm each day.
Speakers for this year’s conference features entrepreneurs, educators, engineers, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers and doctors both in Ghana and the diaspora.
With ace investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, who will lead a masterclass, broadcaster Gilbert Aggrey (Abeiku Santana), actor and talk show host KSM, and Kenneth Ashigbey are a few of the notable names on the bill.
The other speakers include Edwina Momoh, Priscilla Birago, Princess Umul Hatiyya Ibrahim Mahama, Robert Nii Arday Clegg, Mamadou Toure of African 2.0, Parminder Vir, Dan Meyer, Amanda Budge, Steven Wallace, Tina Tangalakis and Paul Miller.
The rest are Lisa Lovatt-Smith, Edem Adzaho, Jide Otoki, Fredrick Amissah, Justice Julia Sarkodie Mensah, NanaAma Dowuona, Daniel Marfo, Dr. Thomas Tagoe, Emmanuel Awumee, Dilys Sillah, Nana Amoako-Anin, Adjoa Boateng, Dr. Paul Henry Dsane.
TEDxAccra will also feature performances from top acts including Wanlov the Kubolor, Phrimpong, Naki Abrobettoe, Chief Moomen, Ama Asantewa Diaka and MzVee.
Speaking about this year’s conference, the Communications and External Relations lead of TEDxAccra 2016, Cynthia Ofori-Dwumfuo, said: “Every year, our mission is to secure speakers, performers and artists who have a deep connection to Africa and who have innovative ideas worth spreading. This year is no exception; we’ve selected a group of people who will speak to the inspiration and spirit of re-thinking our priorities.
“Our speakers will engage participants to deconstruct, decipher, explore and rethink about some of the greatest challenges and innovations facing our society today. TEDxAccra is not is only meant to create dialogue and action, it also serves as a platform for people to share their thoughts, actively apply ideas and ultimately bring positive change to our society today,” Ms Ofori-Dwumfuo added.