The Future Awards Africa Prize for Community Action (Ghana)

Alhassan Ziblim

Alhassan is the founding director of the Centre for Development and Policy Advocacy (CEDEPA) in Ghana. The centre works to develop the capacities of the youth and to improve the lives of vulnerable groups through research and evidence-based policy interventions and advocacy. He is currently an administrator with the University of Development Studies (UDS, Tamale) while working as a Research Fellow and M&E Consultant with the CEDEPA.

CEDEPA has attained visibility both at the community level, government circles, and on the media, via a number of advocacy activities in the last two years. At the various levels of public sector governance, the Centre has made significant contributions to policy, in the areas of health and education, through policy briefs and press statements.

 

Deborah Ahenkorah

The founder of Golden Baobab an NGO which awards children literary writers across the African
Continent. Every year nominations are open and the winners are awarded $20000 annually. She is
currently the Curator of the Global Shapers community in Accra, Ghana. Golden Baobab is a literary nonprofit social enterprise committed to the development of children’s literature across Africa. It organizes the prestigious annual Golden Baobab Prizes for African authors and illustrators. Its publishing arm, African Bureau For Children’s Stories, produces quality children’s stories and multimedia to reflect African experiences.

 

Edmund Duodu Atweri

Through his non-profit, Divine Mother and Child Foundation, Atweri has been able to organize free
health screening for over 15000 persons on Malaria, Syphilis, Hepatitis B, Hypertension, Diabetes,
Anaemia, Typhoid fever, Blood groupings, body mass index, breast cancer and eye. Atweri has through the foundation, been able to pay for hospital bills for the poor and needy which estimates about $6000.00. His intervention has directly impacted the needy, and ensured their health needs are met via surgeries and hospital consultancy. Edmund is also involved in renovations of health center and donations to rural communities in Ghana.

Edmund has shown that he is a community actor by creating educational support through school fees payment and provision of support for widows.

 

Mr. Kingsley Kwaku Pinkrah

Kingsley Kwaku Pinkrah is the founding president and and chief executive officer of Community and Entrepreneurial Development Initiative. He is well known as a public speaker who discusses development issues both on television and radio, a community advocator, a social entrepreneur and social researcher. In 2017, he organized international symposium for foreign diplomats, government ministers, academicians and business expert in Ghana under the theme, “Youth Unemployment, A call for Action” which proposed possible solution to the Government of Ghana for consideration. In 2018, he organized Entrepreneurship for Peace project to promote peace in Ghana’s presidential election, provide free entrepreneurship training and skills, funding, networking and mentorship opportunities to 1,000 youth. As a Global Shaper with Kumasi hub of the World Economic Forum, together with other members, he has helped create jobs for 50 street youth and disabled in the recycling industry and, he is currently campaigning on Visa free Africa and Internet for All.

 

Seth Kwame Boateng

Seth produces stories and reports centered around humanity. His documentaries have gained critical acclaim in Ghana, and has won him recognition in the region. Seth is impacting Ghana through his stories, and documentaries which exposes critical human needs and condition. Some of his documentaries include; Left to Die, Balls in Danger, Deadly Pets, Pains from Cursed Cells, and Borrowed Manhood etc.

In recognition of his compelling television documentary that raised alarm and prompted action on the
devastating maternal and child mortality situation in Ghana’s second largest medical facility, the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has named Seth Kwame Boateng as the first winner of its Journalist of the Month series. The Next to Die documentary that was first screened on the Joy TV Channel, exposed the avoidable daily deaths of mothers and babies at Ghana’s second biggest hospital – The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi.

In 2018, his documentary Balls in Danger was selected as the most outstanding health documentary of the year at the 7th African Health Legendary Awards Conference.

 

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