Wednesday, July 13, 2016

COMING UP!》Episode #81 (Season 4; Ep.16): #AUSummit27: Perspectives on the Summit by Civil Society -- the Case of SOTU

Episode #81
(Season 4; Ep.16):  
#AUSummit27: Perspectives on the Summit by Civil Society -- the Case of SOTU

Season 4 is STILL on the theme of “making money for Africa”.

We commenced the Season unpacking the nitty-gritty of the Creative Economy, and concluded that Film, more than any other cog in the Creative Economy wheel, was probably the most dominant within that Economy.

In episode 2, we appreciated how, if managed properly, Sports could become the biggest employer in Ghana, the sub region, and the Continent.

In episode 3, we started to treat the all-important topic of customer service, concluding that, Ghana can achieve an “insanely customer-centric culture” as seen in the West, but it takes exposure and training of frontline staff to do that.

In episode 4, we concluded that East Africa continues to rise, while episode 5 helped demystify Africa’s agriculture under the AU’s flagship programme of CAADP, concluding that issues around Agribusiness and nutrition will dominate discussions around Agriculture after the 12th CAADP Partnership Platform meeting that was held in Accra mid-April.

In episode 6, we piggy-backed on the *UNCTAD E-Commerce week* that took place from 18-22 April in Geneva, concluding the show on Cyber-crime with the shocking conclusion that Ghana’s Cyber-awareness is at a shockingly low threshold.

Episode 7 saw us in a conversation with the West Africa Civil Society Institute for updates on latest activities, and publications, concluding that it was necessary to have a conversation about African philanthropy.

Episode 8 shone the spotlight on AfriTourism for the fourth time, concluding that the “Think Ghana, Think Cocoa” venture, which was unveiled at a Marketing competition at the University of Ghana Business School in April, needs immense support as it has put cocoa very significantly into conversations around tourism.

Episode 9 sought to unpack Model ECOWAS Summit that took place on ECOWAS Day – 28 May, 2016. Episode 10 was a reflective one on Africa Day, whereas episodes 11-13 have equally-been reflective.

In the first edition for the month of July, it's the 27th Edition of the AU Summit that is on our minds
In this edition of the Show, we are --  yet again -- speaking to lawyer and Coordinator of Nairobi-based State of the Union(SOTU) Osai Ojigho, who will help demystify aspects of the  AU Summit.

After Brexit, much of the international media has been agog with speculation that it signalled the effective demise of the African Union, and then some! The other stories were, for once, good-news ones that suggested the introduction of the e-passport for Africa's diplomats & high-level officials was "the opposite of brexit" in addition, there was usual discussion of how Africa's regional integration dynamics would change as a consequence of Brexit.

All to which we ask Osai Ojigho to help us understand some of the dynamics surrouding AUSummit27

Join us if you can at 14h05 on Wednesday 13 July, 2016

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Guiding questions
How important are AU summits in helping monitor the AU's work?
Who is likely to be next AU Commission chair?
What is civil society expectation of the AU Summit?

Guest on the line
  Osai Ojigho,  Coordinator, State of the Union, Nairobi, Kenya

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