The Obama Foundation has announced the participants selected for the inaugural Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa Programme.
Chosen among the list are Ghanaian based TV presenter Peace Hyde and outspoken feminist Akosua Hanson. They are among leaders chosen from 44 African countries.
The “Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa” programme is a year-long initiative to inspire, empower, and connect 200 emerging leaders from across Africa.
Among those chosen from Ghana are Prince Chisom Agbata, Alimatu Bawah, Kwabena Danso, King Gyan, Priscilla Naa Aklerh Okantey, Christian Osei-Bonsu, Naa Quartey and Miora Randriambeloma.
The one-year leadership development and civic engagement programme launches on 14 July in Johannesburg, South Africa, with a five-day gathering designed to train, support, and connect emerging African leaders working across different sectors to create positive change in their communities.
“The leaders selected have already demonstrated extraordinary potential for impact, a clear commitment to integrity, and a capacity to advance the common good within their spheres of influence. They represent 44 countries and every region in Africa and are working in a range of disciplines including health, agriculture, media, government, education, business, and technology, and on issues such as climate change, conservation, entrepreneurship, food security, and girls’ empowerment,” Obama Foundation said.