Ex-World Bank official to speak at premiere & launch of Role Model Africa

RMA-Cover-Invite-1Many great personalities credit the success to the invaluable roles played in their lives by mentors and role models.
History has been replete with personalities whose ingenuity cannot be told of without making reference to the crucial roles mentors played in their lives.

Role Model Africa is a platform designed to enable role models in Africa, mentor younger ones by sharing their stories with them in open dialogue format.

The Role Model Africa Project seeks to engage Africans whose influence spans beyond the continent.

The Platform will interview African Presidents, Business Magnates, Investors and more.

It seeks to be a personality interview that engages the corporate contribution of the person and a wider perspective on Africa.

The concept is rooted in the idea that Africans can serve as their own role models by telling their stories and mentoring younger ones. The idea is to bring together several key stakeholders to serve as mentors to persons who are in their field or rather interested in taking the similar paths they have engaged in.

The Role Model App will be launched during the premiere of the program.

The App, which is an online interface, will bring together Role Models to mentor individuals and organizations in the quest of sustaining their brands and take the products and services to several parts of Africa and the Globe at large.
The First edition of Role Model Africa will take place on Sunday 27th September 2015 at the African Reagent Hotel Accra from 3pm to 6pm.

Guests to be interviewed on the platform include African Presidents, Business Owners, founders of Churches and African global companies, International African Leaders, African Policy makers and decision makers, Influential figures including Sports men and musicians.

Honouring the platform as the first guest to be interviewed is a former official of the World Bank; Dr. Samuel Ofori Onwona, a Ghanaian national.

Economist by profession, Dr. Onwona obtained his Doctorate degree in 1986 from the University of Guelph, in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. He joined the World Bank Young Professional Program in October 1986 and worked mainly in the Africa Region of the Bank.

Dr. Samuel Onwona joined the African Development Bank (ADB) in 1997 on a four-year external service with re-entry guarantee to the World Bank, but decided after the external service to join the ADB permanently in 2001.

His key tasks at the ADB included the formulation of the Bank Group’s Agricultural and Rural Development Policy, the Rural Finance Policy and the Bank Group’s Vision Paper. Dr. Samuel Onwona was Advisor to two Operations Vice Presidents prior to his appointment as Resident Representative of the ADB in Sierra Leone with oversight responsibilities for the Bank’s portfolio in Liberia.

Following the three-year field assignment in Sierra Leone, he took an early retirement from the ADB in December 2011 and returned home to Ghana from where he works as an independent consultant. Dr. Onwona currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the College of Basic and Applied Sciences of the University of Ghana, Legon.

Dr. Onwona will be sharing perspectives on the theme: Doing Business with Integrity. The convener; Mr. Samuel Agyeman-Prempeh (Founder and Executive Director of Invents) shares that program is opened to the general public and will attract audience from various parts of Africa. Audience are expected to be seated 30 minutes ahead of the program.

Role Model Africa is an initiative by Invents, a mentoring organization that focuses on raising young people as Leaders and Entrepreneurs before they turn 25.For over 7 years, Invents have been consistent in using personal Leadership models and projects to reach out to millions of young people. Our flagship programs include: Purple Experience, She Magnate Project and Ideas Pulpit.

Our events have attracted remarkable personalities such as Bishop N.A. Tackie-Yarboi ; Founder and Presiding Bishop of VBCI, Dr. Yaw Perbi ; Global C.E.O. of the HuD Group, Dr. Mrs. Ellen Hagan; Founder and C.E.O. of L’aine Services and Mrs. Comfort Ocran; Co-Founder of Legacy and Legacy.