Sunday, February 14, 2016

Jan 2016: #ShapingDavos 2016 #WEF16 #ShapingJobs

First month of 2016 started off with a bang. I resolved, as I have for a while now to start the new year with a new mantra that develops on last year's #Deeper. And I remember sharing my train of thought with a close friend who expressed apprehension when "someone mentioned" #SelfLove. Thirty-plus days into the new year and I am convinced I couldn't have picked a better time to shape my decisions and actions. More on #SelfLove in a bit...

One of the positive results to committing to #Deeper is my engagement with +Global Shapers Accra. The Accra Hub is an entrepreneurs-packed group of young professionals who are passionate and have the potential to truly leave a positive impact on the world.

In 2015 I applied for, and we won, the opportunity to host #ShapingDavos in Accra on the topic "Building Trust in Public-Private Partnerships" (blog post here) this year the topic “Creating 75 million entrepreneurs, is it possible?

#ShapingDavos is a global phenomenon that connects 20 cities from around the world to discuss 10 topics related to the theme of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2016 in Davos - Klosters. Our discussion points, contributions and recorded session will be part of the engagement world wide at

For-Profit Session: 3:30 - 4:30pm

Selorm Branttie - Mpedigree

Alloysius Attah - Farmerline - Kumasi Hub*

John Armah - Orios Group - Accra Hub*

Ruben Atekpe - Mecowa - WEF member and Accra Hub Founder*
Social Impact Session: 4:45pm - 5:45pm 

Kim Green - Yes Ghana

Hassan Salih - MESH

Yaba Haffar - Teach for Ghana

Daniel Owusu - Cape Coast Hub*

William Senyo - Impact Hub Accra - Ho Hub*

Emmanuel Leslie Addae - TedX Accra

Elizabeth Patterson - GEIG Education Initiative - Kumasi Hub*

The conversations were insightful with video snippets here on some of the most memorable quotes #WEF16

Group picture 1

Group picture 2

To check out the full video: for-profit video link here and social enterprise here.

After our event sessions we plugged in to the World Economic forum to share contributions based on what was discussed.

I was honored to share nuggets of wisdom based on the fantastic contributions from the #ShapingDavos in Accra 2016 panelists. Full video here.

#Deeper ampa! We made sure we also had the video snippets contributing to the social media impact of our local events and I appreciate our sponsors and partners who made it possible to raise 5,500ghs in less than 1 week. #GamorLegacy