DOYIN OLUNTONA. CO-FOUNDER, UTURN AFRICA
In partnership with several leading institutions including Ashesi University Students, Johns Hopkins University, University of Houston the Uturn Africa “Convergence” seeks to explore ways of “Building a Realistic Intersection between Sustainability, Social /Environmental Impact and Economic Empowerment’’
What goes through YOUR mind when you hear the word “Africa”? For most people Africa is synonymous with poverty, lack of good leadership, inadequate education, and poor understanding of the world. Is Africa really poor or is there something else going on? Why is it that Africa seems to be locked into a cycle of dysfunction? Leading institutions have failed in effectively addressing the issues. Why? Could it be that it’s a mistake to impose solutions? Or a bigger mistake to prop up programs, terms, metrics and other ideologies without conversations that effectively engage the real owners of the continent, those who are directly impacted by issues on ground?
Pioneering a new era in the proper diagnosis and solution to an age old problem The Convergence on Sustainability has emerged with the understanding that only sustainable thinking leaders are capable of providing the most appropriate solutions to the present problems of African societies. By engaging the current and next generation of leaders, we expect to develop individuals whose mindsets are hardwired to consider the implications of their actions on the well-being of their ecosystem, which includes their own personal economic well-being; and their community and environmental well-being.
These dialogues are essential to inspiring and ensuring a transformational movement on the African continent. Only through the power of knowledge dissemination, effective engagement and collective dialogue can we ensure the development of right thinking individuals leading the transformational movement on the African continent.
Uturn Africa invites delegates to explore MZUZAH, the inspiration to build wealth on the African continent in way that would benefit present without damaging the future leaving positive lasting legacies.
DR. JOYCE ARYEE. UTURN AFRICA ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER
MZUZAH AFRICA! How apt! visionary, inspiring and motivational. Ghana known as the “Land of Gold” and one of the most harmonious coastal nation is the most appropriate place to have the discourse on Mzuzah!
In the last few years, the Uturn Africa Forum has set significant footprints in the West African region and has become a benchmark of excellence in delivering timely, relevant and innovative multi-stakekholder discourse. To effectively build the Africa we want, we need to envision it and actively work in ways that would ensure that the vision is established. The Uturn Africa platform provides stakeholders with the opportunity to proffer innovative solutions with dynamic results and a team of catalyst with whom they enjoy working, plus the integrity of a partner committed to greatness. Uturn Africa is fast becoming a powerful resource for people and organizations facing real challenges, embarking on new social impact initiatives or redefining its role in this ever-changing world.
I am pleased to welcome you to “The Convergence 2017’’, the goal this year is to set the tone for future legacies, turn our challenges to growth opportunities, create momentum and drive positive change and impact by adopting sustainable metrics into the very core of our approach to economic, social and environmental issues. We welcome you to Ghana!