Alumni of the 2021 and 2022 African Academy met in Accra to network and to join a workshop on Food and Water Security. During the workshop, co-hosted by our partner ACET – African Center for Economic Transformation, participants explored pertinent questions, offering perspectives from their own countries, including on how to make nutritious food more accessible and affordable, how best to exploit the food potential of each country to achieve food security, and what are the challenges of accessing climate finance.
The main basis of the network’s meeting was also the adoption of a code of conduct, which includes formal commitments, and a guide for future work (constitution). This was also the occasion to hold the first elections to the Executive Committee of the AfrA Alumni Network and choose representatives of the four country blocs!
We congratulate the newly elected Executive Committee of the AfrA Network:
- Chairperson: Ebenezer Acheampong (Ghana)
- Vice-Chairperson: Kevser Erol (Germany)
- Secretary: Alex Wakuma (Ethiopia)
- Financial Secretary: Léopoldine Tossou (Côte d’Ivoire)
…as well as the Representatives of the Regional Blocs:
West & Central Africa:
Chairperson: Vincent Bohouo (Côte d’Ivoire)
Secretary: Olivia Serwaa Karikari (Ghana)
East & Southern Africa:
Chairperson: Alex Wakuma (Ethiopia)
Secretary: Abiy Hailemelekot (Ethiopia)
Chairperson: Mohamed Ali Azaiez (Tunisia)
Secretary: Ouafae Tandjaoui (Morocco)
Chairperson: Kevser Erol (Germany)
We also thank all other candidates who stood for election.
Besides sharing experiences, the AfrA Alumni Network aims to address the following topics in the future:
- Build the capacity of Alumni.
- Create opportunities.
- Create a platform to promote life-long professional relationship and cultural exchange.
- Promote dialogue and information sharing for the development of Africa.
- Keep contact with potential partners for the Academy.
- Identify processes where network can make a difference.