HACSA Sankofa 2023 Summit attracts global citizens


Dozens of African-American global citizens will converge in Accra on July 24, for this year’s HACSA Sankofa Summit and Heritage Experience, which aims to provide a platform for global citizens to collaborate on development projects in Ghana and others parts of Africa.

Organised by the Heritage and Cultural Society of Africa (HACSA) Foundation, the annual event is drawing together investment players, influencers, industry leaders, philanthropists and       change-makers from around the world with a shared vision of empowering communities and fostering a sustainable future in Africa and globally.

The summit, which will take place from July 24 to 30, 2023 on the theme ‘Connecting Generations: Culturally, Socially and intellectually’, will feature an international conference and charity gala at the Kempinski Hotel as well as a tour of historical sites across Ghana.

HACSA’s summits provide a wide range of engaging and informative events, including heritage tours, keynote speeches, panel discussions, cultural displays, entertainment and social events, and serves as a platform for inspiration, collaboration and collective action, focusing on key areas such as education, economic development, innovation and environmental sustainability.

A statement issued by the foundation to announce the event explains that “by harnessing the power of partnerships and innovative solutions, the summit seeks to address pressing global challenges and create lasting positive change”.

It said keynote speakers at the Sankofa Summit include renowned experts, thought leaders and influential figures who have made significant contributions to their respective fields. Their insights, experiences and success stories will serve as a guiding light, inspiring attendees to become catalysts for transformation within their communities.

The speakers include award-winning actor Adjetey Anang; the chairperson of Opportunity Finance Network, Donna Gambrell; and renowned photographer and founder of the Dikan Center Paul Ninson, the statement said, adding that Lady Julia Osei Tutu – wife of the Asantehene – will deliver the keynote address at the charity gala.

According to the foundation, the proceeds from the gala will be dedicated to funding education programmes and initiatives for underprivileged youths in Africa and diaspora communities. These include HACSA’s Lifeline for Africa Programme implemented in collaboration with The Africa Freelancers College. These programmes provide tuition-free training in ICT, entrepreneurship and creative skills to talented youths and women.

As part of the summit, participants would tour some key historical sites, including the Elmina and Cape Coast Castles, Ussher Fort, Jamestown Light House, Brazil House, Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, and Akwamufie Royal Palace and Museum.

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