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FOG 2016: Nominate a Pioneering Young Ghanaian Today!

The publication recognises the Top 30 under 30 pioneering Ghanaian youth from around the world, whilst also featuring forward thinking articles highlighting key industries, innovators and organisations vision for Ghana and Africa.

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MAKE YOUR NOMINATION TODAY: CLICK HERE

 

WHY THE FUTURE OF GHANA PUBLICATION?

We believe the publication will act as a catalyst to encourage greater youth participation with the development of Ghana.

We aim to produce a positive visual resource promoting Ghana whilst also using the publication as a point of inspiration for youth to showcase relatable role models excelling in a variety of industries globally.

The publication launches annually on Ghana Independence day to amplify a forward thinking narrative about the Future of Ghana, showcasing positivity whilst creating platforms to discuss solutions to specific issues the Ghanaian community face in Ghana and the Diaspora.


NOMINATION CRITERIA:

1. Aged 30 years or younger (as of 6th March 2016)

2. Be Ghanaian (born in Ghana or Ghanaian through birth, via a parent(s) or grandparent(s))

3. Please use the following characteristics as a guide when explaining your reasons for nomination:

  • MotivationalSomeone who helps to get the best out of others and themselves
  • VisionarySomeone who has a desired future outlook of a product or service they wish to or are a part of providing
  • AmbitiousSomeone whose demonstrated the will to succeed and/or shown a willingness to learn, especially from failures
  • Role ModelSomeone people look up to. A person who inspires others as a result of something they have done or are doing
  • Social Influence/ImpactSomeone who as a result of what they do/have done, have a positive of influence within a community
  • Communication Skills: Someone who demonstrates their ability to listens to others and as a result helps find solutions to problems for individuals/groups & communities

4. If a nominee was selected as one of the Top 30 Under 30 in 2015, as per the Future of Ghana constitution, they are not eligible for review and cannot be featured as one of Ghana’s Top 30 Under 30 Pioneer’s for the subsequent five [5] years; in this instance, not until 2019.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs):

Q. Can I nominate myself?

A. Yes you can, as long as you fit within the eligability criteria detailed 


Q. 
Do nominees have to be based in Ghana?

A. No, this is a global search for young Ghanaian talent. We welcome nominations from anywhere in the world, as

long as the nominee fits within the eligability criteria detailed 
Q. Can I nominate more than one person?

A. Yes, but all nominations will have to be made seperatly
Q. How are the Top 30 Under 30 selected?

A. 

Stage 1:

  • An independent committee is be responsible for scoring (from 1-10, according to Nomination Characteristics and the content of the nominators descritption of the nominee within the nomination form), reviewing and sifting all nomination entrants

Stage 2:

  • The shortlisted candidates are informed and groups of shortlisted candidates are equally distributed to the FOG Judges (nominations are presented without nominates name) for the FOG Judges to initial independently review and score candidates (scoring from 1-10 according to Nomination Characteristics and the content of the nominators descritption of the nominee within the nomination form) whereby the FOG Judges will score and select their top 7 candidates from their group

Stage 3:

  • The FOG Judges come together to feedback their group of Nominees scores and as a collective group the FOG Judges will conclude by jointly selecting the Top 30 Under 30 Pioneers

Stage 4:

  • The Publication and annoucement of Ghana’s Top 30 Under 30 2016 Pioneers is officially released on Ghana Independence day on March 6th 2016 

Introducing Mimi Hassan…

Me Firi Ghana’s latest blogger to provide readers with weekly inspirational words of wisdom

We are pleased to introduce the latest addition to the Me Firi Ghana blogging team..

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Fausat Mimisola Hassan also known as Mimi or Miminspired on social media is 24 years of age. She was born in Liberia to a Ghanaian mother and a Nigerian father and moved to Ghana where she spent most of  her childhood before moving to the Netherlands where she spent the beginning of  her teen years. At the age of 15, her family  moved and settled in the United Kingdom where she completed her secondary education  then moved on into higher education graduating with a Bsc honours Degree in Psychology. Even though she branched out of her field of study to work as a computer analyst for one of UK’s well-known banks; Nationwide bank, She still has the ambition to eventually further her education with aspirations of becoming a qualified counsellor.

Ever since she developed the passion to become a counsellor, it has been her aim to be an inspiration to herself as well as others hence the name “Miminspired”. Due to the challenging process of growing up, she was exposed to many things that gave her eye-opening experiences that led her to appreciate and respect people’s situations and circumstances. She always try’s to live by her own quote “your current situation is not your permanent situation” which she wrote a while back to remind myself as well as others that situations do change and therefore it is always important to maintain a positive attitude.

As a way to inspire people Mimi  will be sharing on a weekly basis an inspiration column entitled ‘W.O.W ( words of wisdom) of the week’.

Mimi says of the column: “I’m looking forward to bringing this on board to inspire readers of the Mefiri Ghana blog and  be part of such a great team.”

 

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British Ghanaians: Lost In Translation?

Presenter Ortis Deley is on a quest to discover the root causes of the decline in Ghanaian languages, being spoken in London, amongst British Ghanaians. Inspired by his own lack of fluency in a Ghanaian language, Ortis is intrigued by the stories of other successful British Ghanaians, who aren’t all fluent Ghanaian language speakers either.

He aims to encourage Ghanaians everywhere in Britain to learn their languages and therefore further embrace their cultural identity.

A few members of the Me Firi Ghana team and other influential Ghanaians within the Diaspora community feature in the show. We commend how the producer managed to bring the Ghanaian community together for this show but what is very relevant is the theme, as the question remains, are young Ghanaians (in Ghana and the Diaspora) more connected to Ghana but less aware of our cultural roots/identity? especially in regards to the Ghanaian language? watch the show and have your say below…

 

DATE OF TRANSMISSION6th March 2015 (Ghanaian Independence Day!)

TIME7pm

PROMOTIONAL VIDEO ADVERThttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yy4Gb2RvUm0

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Please connect with us on FB and twitter. Join the language debate and encourage people to learn a dying language to keep it alive!

FACEBOOKhttps://www.facebook.com/britishghanaianslostintranslation

TWITTER: @OHTV @sparklelightpro #lostintranslation

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Ghana Ministry of Foreign Affairs Diaspora Engagement Conference

Since January, we have been working behind the scenes to ensure youth have a voice as part of the Ghana governments Diaspora engagement strategy and policy they are developing. In January, in partnership with our charity the WAM Campaign we held the Future of Ghana forum, and as a result we developed the Future of Ghana Youth Engagement Policy Brief. Since then we have been engaging the powers that be to ensure the views of the Diaspora youth have been heard and actioned.

As a result, we have been selected to attend a consultative meeting, which has been arranged to engage the European Diaspora with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Diaspora Support Bureau in developing Ghana’s Diaspora Strategy in Brussels from the 27th-29th October 2014 in Brussels. The aim is to foster dialogue and interaction between the two nominated Diaspora groups from each of the six designated European country representatives (including Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, The Netherlands). MIEUX experts Ms. Stella Opoku-Owusu from AFFORD and Mr. Kingsley Aikins from Diaspora Matters will guide the discussions and provide input.

The purpose of this consultative meeting is to provide opportunities to the Ghanaian diaspora to share their views, input and recommendations on the future of the Ghanaian Diaspora Engagement with Ghana’s development and add to the Policy vision/structure and implementation. The meeting has been organised within the Migration EU expertise ‘MIEUX’ project framework. This is a joint initiative between the European Union and the International Centre for Migration Policy Development which aims to enhance the capacities of partner countries in the management of all areas of migration.

As part of our research, evaluations and engagement via our past December volunteering initiatives, we in partnership with our charity the WAM Campaign will be representing the voice and feedback of the Diaspora Youth.

Hopefully on our return we will be able to share feedback and some possible collaboration as to how we aim to launch our Future of Ghana initiative and our charity (WAM Campaign) aims to grow and facilitate more volunteering opportunities throughout Ghana all year round.

Me FiRi Ghana House: Live Screening of Ghana vs Germany in London

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With England on the brink, on Saturday we turn our attention the England’s ‘adopted’ country of choice GHANA as they take on England’s arch nemesis Germany in a must win game. We’ve team up with our good friends at SPIN London and the Cellar Door team to bring an exclusive screening taking place in the heart of London, Shoreditch.

WHEREAt the Old Street Terrace, on top of the Old Street Tube Station – literally on top of it!

WHENSaturday 21st June

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Come and have enjoy this unique experience where we’re bringing you a BIG SCREENFOOD andDRINK from beginning to end. For those of you lacking in appropriate Ghanaian merchandise, we’ll be retailling Me FiRi Ghana Products on site too.

Entrance is via the stairwell in Old Street tube station.Doors open ready for the first kick off at 17:00.

FIXTURES: Saturday 21st June

17:00 GMT
Argentina V Iran

20:00 GMT
Germany V Ghana

23:00 GMT
Nigeria V Bosnia and Herzegovina

Click HERE to reserve your space

 

Join the peoples Social Media campaign supporting Ghana’s BlackStars using hash tag#LetsGoalGhana

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#LetsGoalGhana World Cup Social Media Tool Kit

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Me FiRi Ghana’s #LetsGoalGhana World Cup Social Media Tool Kit

For pre game and in game commentary, express your views using our social media tool kit of creative images

The toolkit has been designed with you in mind.

It contains charismatic images intertwined with exuberant quotes, well known Ghanaian sayings and outbursts of humours banter.

Be part of the campaign, share in the fun and download the toolkit below!

Ps. Don’t forget to add the hashtag #LetsGoalGhana

Click Here To DOWNLOAD

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Message From The Editor: Me Firi Ghana’s Future 10 List

We’re looking for a perfect 10!

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The progressive and forward thinking company that we are means that we are always looking for creative ways in which can mobilize the Ghanaian diaspora for the benefit of Ghana’s development. Hence why we have re launched our Future of Ghana initiative which aims to do exactly that and kicked off in fine style last month with the Future of a Ghana networking forum.

Thus Me Firi Ghana will be compiling a list of 10 UK based Ghanaians aged 18-35 who represent the future of Ghana. They will be pioneers in their respective fields doing amazing things in their community and creating or having a vision to create an impact. The 10 pioneers will be revealed and profiled in an online publication to be released in March 2014 and will also have the opportunity to meet with key influencers and decision makers from Ghana.

However in order to make the list as representative as possible and ensure we capture the very best in UK/Ghanaian talent we need your help to alert of us of potential candidates. When nominating potential candidates you should think about whether they meet the following criteria;
Role Model: Someone you look up to.
Inspirational: Someone who inspires you.
Social Influence/Impact: This is the result of their leadership – how they are influencing the community in their role.
Ambitious: They display  a perseverance/determination to succeed. Willingness to learn, especially from failures.
Visionary: They have a desired future outlook of a product or service they wish to or are a part of providing.

You can of course nominate yourself if you believe you meet the criteria

Please email nominations to bantwi@mefirighana.com copied to info@mefirighana.com by Sunday 16 February 2014. You should include a name, age , contact details for the nominee and a summary of what they/you do and why you feel they/you are a worthy candidate.

Many Thanks

Ben JK Anim-Antwi  (@Kwesitheauthor)

Me FiRi Ghana stocked at Ghana International Airport!

It was with great pleasure that we are pleased to announce that Me FiRi Ghana Clothing will now be available for retail at Ghana’s International Airport!

It is said a journey of “A 1000 miles begins with 1 step.” Well all Glory be to God as another step has been taken on this journey

To celebrate we will:

1. Be offering discounts on ALL our products at Ghana Party in the Park

2. Anyone who comes Ghana Party in the Park wearing their Me FiRi Ghana Clothing receives a special lil something!

3. For our New Designs to be launched later in the year we are looking for ONE Male and ONE Female Model to be Brand Models, so come and get snapped at our live photoshoot at Ghana Party in the Park where the search begins

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If you would like to feature on our website, send us an image of you wearing your Me FiRi Ghana clothing so we can celebrate with you too

Think Ghana! Think Me FiRi Ghana…

 

Get a Mentor: Think Bigger for investments in Africa…

Having a mentor is really key in this day and age for two reasons. We live in an age where everyone wants everything the day before yesterday and we have 140 characters to say something relevant (the twitter era). The second reason is personal and is an observation I made when reading about Jesus. At the age of 12 Jesus positioned himself amongst the Kings, Politicians and other influential leaders where it was said He was listening and asking them questions. Having a mentor is key to be able to also ask questions especially when they are doing or in a position that you one day aspire to be in too.

But we digress, anywho we met with our mentor and the reason we wish to blog about this meeting is simple. We left the meeting feeling blessed yet so inspired. He made a few comments such as:

  1. I don’t like ideas, but I do like concepts. Ideas are dreams without action! Unless we take action an idea will stay an idea
  2. There is investment readily available in Africa. The only problem is that we are just dreaming too small. Investors are looking to invest in big projects, not small projects!

These two comments left me with a lot of food for thought. But what good is knowledge if it is not shared.

So ponder on these two comments and get a mentor too we say…

 

The Me FiRi Ghana & WAM Campaign Story – Shared in Switzerland!

During the World Economic Forum Me FiRi Ghana’s Founder was selected to present the work of Me FiRi Ghana and the charity The WAM Campaign during the India Adda precession in Davos.

We never thought that this search for identity and the creation of this one jumper in University would allow us to educate educators about our idea and share YOUR stories to some of the most innovative thinkers from around the world; and to have one of the leading leadership and change management experts from America come to me and say after my talk “you sold it to me” was more than humbling!

Hear about the journey here: