Tag: Ghanaian Diaspora


Diaspora Homecoming Summit 2017

Me Firi Ghana through its youth charity Future of Ghana have been invited on the UK chapter of the global planning committee for Diaspora Homecoming Summit 2017 between the 5-8 July 2017 and we are pushing to ensure the diaspora and young Ghanaians are part of the conversation and aware of such a high level event.

This Summit is being organised in fulfilment of a manifesto pledge by H.E President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana, to engage Ghanaians Living Abroad in the transformation of the political and socio-economic structure of Ghana.

The purpose of the Summit is to bring the Ghanaian Diaspora together to dialogue on how to achieve the President’s vision of active participation by Diasporans in the economic development of the country and to fully integrate them into the political processes.

The Summit also aims to attract the full participation of Ghanaians Living Abroad in Private Enterprise by bringing them together with local businesses.

The three day Summit is divided into three areas :

First Day: Entrepreneurial Ghana – Investment opportunities etc

Second Day : Human Resource Marketplace – Employment opportunities etc.

Third Day : Political Inclusion of the Ghanaian Diaspora – Ropal

Fourth Day : Factory Visit and Delegates Dinner

Keynote Speaker:
H.E PRESIDENT AKUFO ADDO, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF GHANA

OTHER SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
H.E. Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President.

Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta, Finance Minister

Mrs. Charlotte Osei, Chairperson – Electoral Commissioner

Other Ministers, Captains of Industry and Banking.

Leading and Successful Ghanaians Living Abroad and Returnees

The conference itself is FREE. You would only need to pay for breakfast and lunch.

KLM/Air France have come on board as the airline sponsor and offering 15% off flights for those attending conference. So anyone travelling to Ghana around this time can make use of this offer via – http://www.airfrance.fr/FR/fr/local/www_airfranceklm-globalmeetings_com.htm?eid=30718AF

To Register to attend this presitgious summit visit: www.ghanadiasporahs.org

Ghana Party in the Park 2013

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It is that time again. The biggest gathering of Ghanians and people who love Ghana is Back – Ghana Party in the Park!

 

For a day filled with the rising smell of fried talapia, chofi, jollof rice and shitto or maybe you just want to azonto to some afrobeats or two step slow dance and dip to some high life, what ever your fancy, you need to be at Ghana Party in the Park

 

Me FiRi Ghana at Party in the Park:

This Year Me FiRi Ghana will be having all our clothing on sale, even our new designs! EVERYTHING must go as we get ready to release our new range…

 

We also want YOU to get involved and have your own designed inspire one of our new clothing pieces! So make sure you come to our stall full of ideas

 

Oh and we forgot to say, we are looking for a new Face of Me FiRi Ghana for our new clothing ranges, so guys come looking sharp and have your squints on smash, ladies, come along ready to be snapped looking naturally beautiful

 

Think Ghana. Think Me FiRi Ghana!

 

Party in the Park details:

WhenSaturday 3rd August 2013
WhereTrent Park, Cockfosters Road, Cockfosters, EN4 0PS
Time: 12 – Late
(This is a residential area; there is NO parking around the area. Please use public transport to get to the park.)

 

Attractions: Music / Food / Durbar of Chiefs / Cultural dancers / Bouncy castle/ Face painting/ fashion Show / Art & Craft / Networking / Competition / Dj’s & Mc’s

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Tickets info: 07733 791988 | 07779270727 | 07985718522 | 07944082813

Buy tickets here: http://ghanapartyinthepark.eventbrite.com

 

Introducing you to…

MFG Interview with Star 100

 

I’ve been going to the Star 100 meet-ups for about 4 years now as it gives me an opportunity to meet other Ghanaians to network, talk about Ghana and discuss the hilarious but valuable traditions of our culture.

The group has been running for 8 years and it grows every month. The Chair, Richard Tandoh took some time out of his schedule to give me the heads up on what makes Star 100 tick and why a networking group like this is proving to be super important for Ghanaians in the diaspora.

Mefiri Ghana: What’s special about Star 100?

Richard Tandoh: It isn’t ‘owned’ by anyone. I think that makes it easier for the Coordinating Team and members alike to ‘buy into it’.
It has been sustained. In the eight years that Star 100 has been in existence a number of similar Ghanaian and African Diaspora groups have come and gone.
We don’t actively publicize its existence. Instead we leave it to existing members to tell other like-minded friends, colleagues and family members about it – and they do. It is focused on professionals/those with a professional outlook, rather than all Ghanaians.

MFG: What part does it play in the lives of Ghanaians in the Diaspora?

RT: It is a place to find like-minded individuals. Members often remark that is simply nice to see a room full of young(ish), professional Ghanaians. Many friendships have been formed.
It is a source of information on Ghana. This is particularly key as a large proportion of the membership is second-generation Ghanaians.


MFG: How would you like it to grow and speak to other Ghanaians who may not have considered this medium to stay connected?

RT: I’d like to see the business and online networking sides of the group develop. In terms of those that have not considered networking as a medium to connect, I invite them to come along to a Star 100 meet-up. The secret of any network is you get what you put in – it is about genuine human connections that can then be built upon.

MFG: What else can Ghanaians in the diaspora do as a group to stay connected, grow out of a minority and stay relevant?

RT: Staying connected – support the groups, events and websites that provide current opportunities to connect – rather than create a whole lot more.
Grow out of being a minority – not sure this can be done, but I encourage Ghanaians in the Diaspora to build links with non-Ghanaians in the Diaspora, especially those that have a genuine interest in Ghana – it’s a global world. Ghana and Ghanaians are well-respected generally. That provides a strong base to work from.

Stay relevant – continue to learn about Ghana and influence modern culture globally, e.g. azonto.

http://www.star100.org

By Adjoa Wiredu