DUAPA AFRICA HOLDS AFRICA DIALOGUES 2019 IN CHINA

• Ghana’s Ambassador to China, Mr Edward Boateng also shared his experience as a business executive on the African continent leading CNN’s Africa drive and how the story of Africa was poorly and inadequately told.

• He stressed the power of media and how governments and the AU can adapt to project a positive African continent. 

• In her special message, the Kenyan Ambassador to China, Ms Sarah Serem, expressed confidence in the African youth and proposed that the leadership mantle be passed to the younger generation of Africans who, she believes, are ready to build on achievements of the current generation. 


In its effort to contribute to the promotion and positive branding of Africa, Duapa Africa, an African social enterprise based in China has organised the 2019 edition of its Africa Dialogues event.


Delivering the keynote address on behalf of Mr Rahmat-Allah Mohamed Osman, Permanent Representative of the African Union (AU) to China, Mr Elisio Benedito Jamine, Senior Political, Peace and Security Officer at the AU Permanent Mission to China commended the initiative and pointed out that Africa’s future through the Agenda 2063 roadmap required such programmes as the Africa Dialogues to unravel solutions to pertinent issues.


THEMED: “THIS IS AFRICA: A THRIVING HUB OF GLOBAL TALENTS AND INNOVATION”, THIS YEAR’S AFRICA DIALOGUES FOCUSED ON AFRICA’S TECHNOLOGY, CULTURE, TOURISM AND PEOPLE TO RESHAPE THE THOUGHTS AND PERCEPTIONS ABOUT THE CONTINENT.

Hosted by the Haidian Pioneer Park in Beijing, the event was held on 26 October 2019 and attracted over 150 participants across the globe. 


Themed: “This is Africa: A Thriving Hub of Global Talents and Innovation”, this year’s Africa Dialogues focused on Africa’s technology, culture, tourism and people to reshape the thoughts and perceptions about the continent.


In his opening address to the participants, the Founder and CEO of Duapa Africa, Mr Musa Frimpong, explained his team’s motivation for initiating the dialogues and shared previous success stories and how previous editions had been a springboard for African and Chinese joint ventures and business collaborations.

CEO OF DUAPA AFRICA, MR MUSA FRIMPONG

Ghana’s Ambassador to China, Mr Edward Boateng also shared his experience as a business executive on the African continent leading CNN’s Africa drive and how the story of Africa was poorly and inadequately told. He stressed the power of media and how governments and the AU can adapt to project a positive African continent. 

GHANA’S AMBASSADOR TO CHINA, MR EDWARD BOATENG

In her special message, the Kenyan Ambassador to China, Ms Sarah Serem, expressed confidence in the African youth and proposed that the leadership mantle be passed to the younger generation of Africans who, she believes, are ready to build on achievements of the current generation. 



Other diplomats and dignitaries present were Mr Edwin Limo, Counsellor at the Kenyan Embassy in China; Ms. DeSouza Nadege, Counsellor at Benin’s Embassy in China; Dr Luo Zhuowei, Deputy Director at the Investment Promotion Centre of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT); Mr. Xinliang Zhao, Director of Haidian Pioneer Park; Opeyemi Awe, a Schwarzman Scholar at Tsinghua University; Edwin Mwenda,  Founder and CEO of AHAVAH and Jesus P.G,  founder and CEO of Shanghai International Services Agency.







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