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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

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Anupah Makoond

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.

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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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Primrose Adjepong

Primrose is a candidate in the Master of Public Policy program and an Oxford-Poler Scholar at Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government. 
Having been educated at the African Leadership Academy in South Africa and being an African entrepreneur herself, she is  passionate about advancing African development in different fields and capacities. During her undergraduate years at St Andrews University, she  was responsible for creating Africa-focused events and hopes to draw from those experiences to co-create what will be a landmark conference for all attendees. 
Her specific areas of interest include social justice, education and community development. She has worked in Senegal and The Gambia with research and advocacy groups to eradicate female genital mutilation, and in Hong Kong to deliver educational workshops for refugees, asylum seekers and the wider community.  Born and raised in Ghana, Primrose is passionate about education in Ghana. She co-founded  Butterfly Effect, a start-up which creates unconventional educational curricula and experiences, which serve to supplement the Ghanaian national curriculum in selected under-resourced schools. She seeks to sharpen through her current masters, her ability to design, deliver and measure the impact of good policy so that she can impact many more Ghanaians and Africans  on a larger scale, particularly in education but more broadly in building human-capacity. 

Have Your Say:

 
The Oxford Africa Conference team are looking to make the conference experience more participatory this year so that we can deliver an event that you would want to be at. Before the theme and content for next year's conference is finalised, we want to know your thoughts views and ideas. Please take a couple of minutes to fill in this super short questionnaire to help inspire decisions about the conference. 

 

Meet The 2019 Oxford Africa Conference Committee