Ghanaian Youth Innovation and Investment Meeting in France

Two weeks ago, we met with Derrick Agyemang & Issac Jaffery from Jeunes Ghanéens en France (Young Ghanaians in France) association to discuss their forthcoming events and plans for developing their association which was formed over a year ago.

The synergy between the team’s professional and personal projects have meant that they have been able to develop events to a good standard and were now ready to take it to the next level with the Innovation and Investment in Africa Meeting held last Friday.

(c) All photos by Jokol Adebesi

The event started with an informal cocktail and networking session with guests of mainly Ghanaian origin including Miss Ghana France, Yota Asare, West Indian sportmen Bruno Uwaezuoke and young entrepreneurs and business people from the Caribbean Islands and other parts of Africa.

Guest speakers Dr Elie Nkamgueu from Club Efficience and Maguette Mbow of L’Arique C’est Chic gave us much food for thought with much data, information and passion for Africa’s future.

Dr Elie Nkamgueu spoke of the 65million euros which are sent as remittence and how we might consider safe guarding this money to develop businesses in Africa using the skills acquired abroad. What was also interesting was

Maguette Mbow’s expressed his impressive experience in the digital sphere, his work in showcasing African Cultures in Europe and future projects back in Africa

In 2050, the world’s populations will have reached 2.2 billion and half of whch will be African. This means huge development opportunities for Africans at home and abroad.

In 30 years your children will be adults. What would you like Africa to look like for them?

Do you have an idea that you want to make real on African soil? Set to it, join the Jeunes Ghanéens en France, if you are in France or another association near you. Share you ideas, be inspired by one other, let’s invest and support each other, but most of all, do not wait! #AfricasFutureisNOW

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