Roberta Annan has been selected by the European Commission to join a High-Level Steering Committee in an International Colloquium on Culture and Creativity.
The conference which comes off on June 16-17 is a key path of inclusive development, innovation, and peace. It is scheduled to take place at the Palais des Beaux-Arts (BOZAR) in Brussels in partnership with the EEAS, EU member states and the association of their national institutes for culture (EUNIC) UNESCO and cultural professional associations from all over the world.
The Committee of experts is being set up in order to discuss, inspire and endorse the content and main outcomes of the Colloquium.
“We are aware of your experience and knowledge in this sector, I would be honored to welcome you as a member of a selected group of thinkers, academics, artists, writers and culture operators who will take an active part in the Steering Committee.
“I believe your presence would provide an invaluable contribution to a successful outcome of this international event,” a letter from the Commission signed by Stefano Manservisi said.
Roberta Annan is an award-winning businesswoman with several leadership awards such as ‘20 under 40 Influential Business Leaders in Ghana’, ‘Feminine Ghana Achievement Award’, ‘Woman 2.1 Summit Award’ 50 Most Influential Young Ghanaians and”40 under 40” business leaders in Ghana. Her work has been featured in Forbes, Vogue, Huffington Post, and many other media outlets.
She was the youngest African to be inducted into the African Leadership Hall of Fame and is part of the Young Leaders Circle for Milken Institute as well as a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO).
Roberta has lived and worked on four continents. Studying at Georgetown University, Annan holds a Masters degree in Biotechnology.
Roberta is the Managing Partner of Roberta Annan Capital Partners (RACP), a sector agnostic specialized boutique investment company in Sub-Saharan Africa with a portfolio of assets in hospitality, agribusiness, and sustainable luxury.
Alongside this company, Roberta founded RAC a subsidiary of RACP, which focuses on advisory and business development.
She is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Impact Fund For African Creatives (IFFAC) – a 100 million Euro fund that invests in creative businesses across Africa, in partnership with UN- ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative.
Roberta has worked with the United Nations as a consultant in resource mobilization, where she mobilized funds that created fundraising strategies to expedite the implementation of UN projects across the world.
Roberta is well recognized in her field and is a Senior Market Liaison for Fieldstone.
During her career, Roberta has formed partnerships with LJ Partnership a ‘Multi-Family’ office with $13 billion assets under its management.
Roberta is an avid philanthropist and is passionate about women’s development opportunities’ across Africa, starting the African Fashion Fund (AFF) in 2014. The Fund is an incubator to support talented designers from Africa.
This year’s event follows on the results of the first International Colloquium of 2009 and aims to mobilize professionals, artists and private sector from Europe and its partner countries.
This gave them the opportunity to discuss promoting the role of culture and creative industries as enablers of social innovation and engine for sustainable and inclusive development.
The Committee will meet twice, first Meeting was on March 13-14 and the second will be during the Colloquium itself in June.
The event will precede The European Development Days, giving the High-Level Steering Committee the opportunity to present a manifesto of recommendations to be included in the EU’s External Policy and to position culture and creativity as an important player in the economic development discussions.
Ms. Annan’s role will be to define and recommend innovative finance strategies that can be adopted and key partners and players that can be implementers.
Borussia Dortmund Signs Hazard
Borussia Dortmund have completed the signing of Borussia Monchengladbach winger Thorgan Hazard.
The Belgium international has signed a five-year deal with the Bundesliga runners-up having spent five years with Gladbach.
He becomes Dortmund’s second summer signing after Germany left-back Nico Schulz completed his move from Hoffenheim on Tuesday.
The final fee for Hazard has not been disclosed by either club, with reports suggesting it could be anywhere from €25 million (£22m/$28m) to €40m (£35.2m/$44.7m).
Hazard has had an agreement in place to join Dortmund for some time, with only the technicalities of the deal between the two clubs required to get it over the line.
The 26-year-old leaves Gladbach having made 182 appearances for the club in all competitions, scoring 46 goals and laying on 44 assists.
PHOTOS Of One Of The Alleged Prostitutes Who Set Up Junior US Pops Up
Alleged photos of one of the said prostitutes who connived with the armed robbers who killed Nana Yaw Opoku aka Junior US in Philadelphia in the USA are fast going viral on social media.
The photos began trending barely 24 hours after the Philadelphia Police Department released footage of when Junior US was murdered in his home.
In the video just as was reported earlier by Ghpage.com, it was some ladies he was hanging out within his house a few hours to his birthday party that invited the killers to his house.
The footage started off with the girls and Junior in the house and then a knock sounded. One of the ladies rushed to open the door but and Junior US followed her to the door.
Two black men in black hoodie entered and shot him dead right at the gate. They proceeded to enter the room and searched for something later fled with the girls in the same car.
Social Media users are already circulating these photos alleging its one of the girls in the video who were hanging out with Junior US and invited the killers to the house to kill him.
Philadelphia Police Department has promised an amount of 20,000 US dollars to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killers.
Deadly Storm Brings Hail, Flooding And 132 Reports Of Tornadoes In Central US
KUBILIVE – A deadly spring storm unleashed drenching rain, flash flooding and hail in the central United States — along with more than 130 reports of tornadoes in five days.
At least one person drowned in Oklahoma after driving around a barricade on a road in Perkins, the city’s Emergency Management office announced.
A majority of tornadoes were in Kansas and Missouri, CNN meteorologist Taylor Ward said. Of the total number, Friday had the most tornadoes reported at 39 and Tuesday was a close second at 32.
About 28 million people are under the threat of severe weather Wednesday, mostly in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, and Ohio, CNN meteorologist Michael Guy said.
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