We are excited to introduce you to the team that will be leading the 2019 edition of the Oxford Africa Conference. We received a number of strong applications, and the Selection Committee was impressed by the applicants' passion for the continent and commitment to foster deliberate engagement and afro-centric development in Africa and the Diaspora.
AfriSoc has entrusted the organisation of the 2019 Africa Conference to Primrose Adjepong (Ghana), MPP student and Oxford-Poler Scholar at the Blavatnik School of Government , Prosper Ahmed Amuquandoh (Ghana), an MPP student at the Blavatnik School of Government and Anupah Makoond (Mauritius), an MBA student at the Said Business School.
Primrose, Prosper and Anupah are set to host the continent's preeminent, student-led conference, on Africa facing issues in collaboration with an equally impressive team of conference managers from all corners of Africa and her Diaspora:
Program Managers: Ngoni Mugwisi, Adeniyi Aderoba and Shaeera Kalla
Innovation Manager: Blessing Ajimoti
Finance Manager: Nana Kumi
Assistant Finance Manager : Joseph Arulefela
Publicity Manager: Johise Namwira
Speaker's Managers: Asmaa Shaboun, Cynthia Kwakyewah and Coralie Lolliot
Events Manager: Blen Gemeda
Sponsorships Manager: Nesma Yassin
Anupah is an Msc. in Evidence Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation candidate and will subsequently pursue an MBA as part of the Said Business School MBA 1 +1 programme. I hope that these two years will equip me with the skills and afford me the space to explore pathways towards more effective peacebuilding. I have spent the last five years working on peacebuilding projects in conflict affected societies, primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa. Previously, I worked for a civil society platform, advocating for more effective drug policies in Mauritius. I have been lucky to live in, and travel to, different parts of Africa and find immense beauty in its diversity. As co-chair of the 2019 Africa Oxford Conference, I hope to tap into the multiplicity of facets and resources that Africa and the African diaspora have to offer.
Prosper Ahmed Amuquandoh
Mr. Prosper Ahmed Amuquandoh is a trained Theoretical Physicist, Mathematician, and Computer Scientist. He graduated from the University of Ghana in 2006 with First Class Honours in Physics and Computer Science. His has also carried out graduate studies at the Abdus Salam Internal Centre for Theoretical Physics and the University of Trieste, both in Italy. He is currently an AIG Scholar and a candidate in the Master of Public Policy (MPP) Programme, at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. Prosper is extremely accomplished having worked in the fields of Energy Engineering, Policy, Regulations and Communications.
In September 2017, Prosper was adjourned the highest achiever in Ghana’s energy sector under the age of 40, at Ghana’s maiden 40 Under Forty Awards Ceremony. In the same year, he was a finalist for the Rising Star Award at the maiden Ghana Energy Awards. In 2016, he was awarded the Mandela Washington Fellowship Award by President Barack Obama. In the same year, Prosper was a finalist for the Future Energy Leader Award in West Africa, at the West African Power Industry Awards ceremony in Lagos, Nigeria.
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