BreakingNews 13/9/13 - Top Influential Leaders To Gather For Uturn Africa's First Regional Forum

 [ Masterweb Reports: Press Release ] - Africa's economic growth has given rise to an unprecedented opportunity for a more strategic social impact agenda. The complexity and scale of Africa's social issues demand we raise our game! We cannot achieve effective social impact without forging cross-sector partnerships and alliances. Each year, around 150 of the region’s most impactful and influential organizations and key partners gather at the Uturn Africa Forums to exchange ideas, contacts and information. Speakers and delegates arrive with the aim of using their ideas and organizations to shape the region for the better and are drawn from social, academic, finance, corporate and policy sectors.

 

Focusing on the Extractive, Energy & Infrastructure Sectors, Uturn Africa Forums engage the region's most influential leaders and those with interest in Africa in critical discussions designed to create partnerships, networks, knowledge and collaborative pathways to achieve effective social change and impact in the region; to work towards a cohesive operational framework for the continent and set an agenda on best practices and beyond-compliance requirements for sustainability investments.

 

Uturn Africa Forum 2013 will attract several corporations, foundations and donor organizations. Featured speakers include Andrew Alli, President/CEO Africa Finance Corporation, Paul Noumba Um, Finance & Private Sector Development for West and Central Africa (AFTFW), The World Bank, Godfrey Mwindaare, Director, Acumen Fund West Africa; Chinyere Almona, Head, Africa Corporate Governance Program, IFC Sustainable Business Advisory; Bisi Lamikanra, Partner, KPMG Professional Services, Hon. Emmanuel Buah, Deputy Minister of Energy, Ghana, Dr Oteng Agjei,  Minister of Env. Science & Technology, Ghana, Hafsat Abiola-Costello, Special Adviser, MDG/Founder KIND, Wayne Dunn, Professor of Practice in CSR, McGill University, Canada, Rebecca Armand, Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Mission to Nigeria, and many more.

 

It will be recalled that the firm has piloted highly successful stakeholders’ forums which have attracted several multinationals, indigenous corporations and civil society organizations, since 2009. Commenting on the leadership of the organizers, Jay Pryor, Vice President Chevron Corporation, an advisory board member for Uturn Concepts (Uturn Africa) said that the leadership of the firm is “Very knowledgeable and strategic in positioning organizations to achieve unprecedented milestones”.  Other Advisory board members include Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, former VP for Africa, The World Bank, Carol Pinea, journalist and author “Africa Open for Business” and “Africa Horizons” and Sebastian Spio-Garbrah, CEO Damina Advisors.

 

Uturn Africa Forum 2013 is open to all interested professionals, C level executives, Corporate Social Responsibility professionals, directors of sustainability, policy makers, social entrepreneurs, etc . The regional forum will hold at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos, Nigeria on September 25-27, 2013. According to the organizers, interested participants could visit www.uturnafrica.com for more information and RSVP by contacting twitter.com/UturnAfrica or uturnafrica@uturnconcepts.com. They also welcome projects and companies with innovative solutions in agriculture, pollution, energy or infrastructure to participate at their showcase.

 

Chioma Okereke,

Program Coordinator

For Uturn Africa Company

+2347083317222

http://uturnafrica.com 

 

*Photo Caption – Map of Africa

 
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