Alfred Adjabeng wins African Youth SDGs Achiever of the Year Award


The African Youth SDGs Summit is the largest gathering platform for youth from across the African continent and beyond to discuss and assess the status of implementation of continental commitments to the Global Goals but also sharing ideas, critiques, results and challenge national governments to deliver on their promise. It is a summit that brings duty bearers and right holders together to reaffirm actions towards sustainable development on the continent from the perspectives of the continent’s largest population, the youth.

The summit hosted more than 1,000 delegates representing youth organizations and AU agencies, national governments, international development agencies, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs, the private sector and SDGs actors to exchange experiences and good practices regarding the implementation of the SDGs and African Union Agenda 2063.

22 things to think about before FAO Regional Conference on Youth Employment in Agriculture.


From 20 -21 August 2018, 100s of policymakers, development partners, youth leaders, private sector players, women and youth organizations, civil society organizations, research and academia will gather in Kigali, Rwanda, for what seems to be FAO’s biggest regional conference on Youth Employment in Agriculture as a Solid Solution to Ending Hunger and Poverty in Africa: Engaging through Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Entrepreneurship. As you prepare to leave your home for the conference, I have some thoughts to share with you. I hope this also guides the conference’s deliberations.

Intentional minded agriculture and agri-business

The role of the youth at school sites

It was quite ironic that in secondary schools that had much larger pieces of land to continue the interests some had accrued as small boys to feed themselves, Latin and Greek had replaced and dimmed the initiatives in practical agriculture.

· A most serious imperative for Ghana and Africa

Genius is a result based obsession. Flying over Thailand, about to land in Bangkok, the specter of hectares and hectares of lush green rice and other agricultural fields – some in eye-catching geometric order – is nothing short of a man-made miracle. The lush fields are no wishful miracles from heavenly prayers, nor lazy incantations for free lunches propagated by profiteering prophets; it is the very effort of a cultivated intentional mindset of a people and a country intent on eradicating poverty and succeeding.

Lush green agricLush green agriculture in Thailand

Without doubt, the specter must be most pleasing in the eyes of God. A profound miracle made by man! Effort and commitment demonstrate classic examples of how the Almighty – no matter one’s religion – helps those who help themselves!

Similarly, veering off the Pacific Coast Highway, on route to the Silicon…

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Highlights of President Akufo-Addo’s State of Nation Address in Agriculture



President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on 21st of February 2017 presented his first State of the Nation Address as President. Article 67 of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana mandates the President of the Republic of Ghana to present the State of  Nation Address. The sixteen (16)-page speech was delivered in less than an hour.

The State of Nation Address provides the opportunity for the President to present the state of the Ghanaian economy and to outline his policies, to the descending Ghanaian, an avenue to know government’s plans for development, and to the development and business communities, an opportunity to maximize shared gains.


These are the words of ‘TheRealEtsey, the voice of Hope for the African Continent’. These words moved me to tears…


My brother Alfred Godwin Adjabeng, Happy birthday to you.

Do you want to know why I can’t imagine ever having a resting point in celebrating you or using you as a good example whenever I get the opportunity? This story should help both of us out.


So you see, I had an opportunity once to mount a stage to sing and when I had commanded all the excellencies of what I imagined were the best moves I had, something rather interesting happened.

This thing, although it defeated my efforts, made me even prouder; baby sis took the shine out of my performance a few minutes ago. It was like that moment when a spot of light is introduced into the thickness of the dark.

It was flawless and less strenuous than mine was and that was how till date, her name keeps going ahead of pleasantries that I have…

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Alfred Adjabeng Among 40 Young African Innovators to Attend Africa4Tech Conference in Morocco

Marrakesh Morocco will host 40 young Africa innovators for the Africa 4 Tech conference from the 2nd of November to the 4th of November. Africa 4 Tech Conference is a network of innovators and 72hs open innovation bootcamp to source, design and code innovative solutions for and from Africa.

Alfred Godwin Adjabeng is one of the 40 young innovators handpicked by the Africa 4 Tech committee of entrepreneurs, scientists, businessmen and women and conference partners.The Africa 4 Tech has been initiated by co-founders Stephan-Eloise Gras and Gilles Babinet.

What I said in my Graduation Speech

Dennis K. A. Penu

14303670_10154573591473958_970097392_o Dennis Penu (MSc Governance & Development)

On 12 September 2016, I had the privilege of presenting a graduation speech on behalf of the 2015-2016 class of graduating advanced master students from the Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Antwerp, Belgium. I share with you what I said to the public audience that day. The audio-visual of that speech starts at time 1:30:00 in the recorded proceedings located in this link

Distinguished Guests, new students, ladies and gentlemen,
On behalf of myself and my colleagues I thank you for making time to share in this memorable time of achievement with us as we graduate from this rigorous training process at the Institute of Development Policy and Management of the University of Antwerp. One of the very first clauses we heard during our training here is: ‘Asia is not a country’.

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