South to South Collaboration: Catalyzing Pan-African Youth Leadership
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About the Event
The African continent faces a number of formidable security and development challenges, including irregular migration, human trafficking, and violent extremism. African challenges are often framed as needing “African solutions”--that is, developing and deploying indigenous resources and leadership to advance transnational security and catalyze political, social, and economic liberation from the legacy of colonial rule and post-colonial systems. Facilitating south-south partnerships that transcend national borders requires building a new generation of African leadership that is ethical, community-oriented, and above all, transformational.
Dr. Kofi Osei-Kusi is the president and founder of the Pan-African Leadership Institute, an executive education center with the aim of developing holistic, conscientious, and entrepreneurial leaders for Africa. In this month’s Transformative Conversation, Catalyzing Pan-African Youth Leadership for Transformative Peace, Dr. Osei-Kusi will discuss how education can be used to harness the inherent potential of Africa’s youth and cultivate leadership that fosters good governance, catalyzes economic innovation, and transforms the fabric of African communities. The conversation will further explore the gap between youth development policy frameworks and their implementation in Africa, the significance and operationalization of an African framework for effective leadership, and Dr. Osei-Kusi’s vision for how pan-African leadership will transform the future of the continent.
About our Guest Speaker:
Dr. Kofi Osei-Kusi is an award-winning senior leader, keynote speaker, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. He has over 20 years’ diverse professional experience spanning corporate environments, educational institutions, and non-profits. He is listed as one of Ghana’s high achievers, leaders, influencers, and professionals in the WHO’S WHO IN GHANA directory and was the winner of the Foundation Philanthropist of the Year 2017 award at the National Philanthropy Awards in Ghana, as well as numerous other prestigious awards.
He serves as Executive President of the Osei-Kusi Foundation, a provider of scholarships to young people in Ghana and is Co-founder and President of the Pan-African Leadership Institute. He is the Chancellor of GH Schools, including oversight of Ghana’s fastest growing media college, GH Media School. He holds several current board roles.
He has authored 18 books, including “10 Quality Decisions Every Young Person Must Make”, “The Power of Self-Confidence” and “Secrets to Workplace Success and Promotion”. Dr. Osei-Kusi has dedicated his life to unleashing leadership potentials.