Kwame S. Asiemoah Jnr ~ General Manager of Advocates for Gender and Development Initiatives
Kwame Asiemoah is an award-winning public health professional, social activist, blogger and an entrepreneur, with extensive experience in community development, community health, and behavioral change communication. He holds an MPH degree from the Ensign College of Public Health and a BSc. in Biochemistry from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). Kwame is passionate about issues related to public health, gender equality, poverty eradication, education, and peacebuilding.
He is the founder and C.E.O of CHeCK Health Services, a healthcare company that provides convenient and quality preventative healthcare services to the doorstep of Ghanaians. He also volunteers as the General Manager of Advocates for Gender and Development Initiatives and Radio Dayi, a community radio that serves as a platform for an all-inclusive developmental agenda for rural communities in the North Dayi district of Ghana, by giving voice to the voiceless, ensuring accountable governance and protecting the marginalized. He is the founder of HealthAfrik (healthafrik.wordpress.com), a blog that provides health information in simple language to its audience, with the aim of improving lifestyle for good health through health education.
Through his zeal, passion, and commitment to work, Kwame has successfully managed multiple donor-funded projects such as the USAID-C4H project, UNICEF-CP-CRCW, and the Crossing Borders – GCRN Youth Advocacy projects, which have today reached over 100,000 people. Kwame was a special guest on the Be Inspired Podcast Network on March 11, 2017, to address the topic “Gender Based Violence and Its Impact on Our Society” hosted by Samuel Jacobs-Abbey, a program which attracted over 25,000 listeners worldwide from countries like Ghana, Estonia, UAE, Australia and the USA.
Kwame had the rare privilege to host the US ambassador to Ghana, H.E. Robert P. Jackson in his community and in a live radio interview when the ambassador paid a special working visit to witness firsthand the tremendous achievements Kwame and his team have chalked in transforming the lives of the people of North Dayi through the USAID-C4H project.
Kwame’s passion for healthcare and developmental issues stemmed from witnessing his parents suffer from ill health in their service to humanity, the vulnerability of rural community members due to a lack of information and social exclusion, and the deplorable state of healthcare delivery in Ghana. He is of the firm believe that through health promotion and disease prevention, people should be able to live to enjoy the fruits of their hard labor.
Kwame is a Coca-Cola Ghana @60 young achiever, an author of a scientific publication, and has been featured in multiple publications. He is currently focused on Child trafficking and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in Ghana, particularly Goals 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6.
Aderonke KimemenihiaEseka~ Executive Director of TalentPlus Resources International
Aderonke Kimemenihia-Eseka is the Executive Director of TalentPlus Resources International, a Not for profit, Non-Governmental Organization in Nigeria. Has over 13 years working experience with youths and women in local communities focusing on Education (especially girl child education), Youth Development and Women Empowerment.
Her passion to mentor girls gave rise to a mentoring programme for over 500 girls who were impacted and presently excelling in their various endeavors. She plans to have a center for girls empowerment and development, where girls would be empowered and groomed to be self-reliant, entrepreneurs, leading women and change agent.
Through Campaign for better schools programme in Lagos State over 3,000 children, women and community leaders were sensitized in 107 schools and communities where the schools reside.
She is the team lead for Safecity Nigeria an affiliate of Safecity Global, Red Dot Foundation Global. a platform that aggregates cases of sexual harassment and violence against women and girls on the map in order to educate, inform and alert the public of sexual abuse and how to prevent girls and women from being victims. Campaigns are taken to schools and communities where girls and women are encouraged to speak out and report any case of abuse.
Aderonke strongly believes in Human Capital Development, Visionary Leadership and Nation Building and this prompted her latest initiative on deliberately educating, empowering, engaging and encouraging youth participation in governance.
A writer of an unpublished work, a teen counselor and a graduate of Public Administration. Holds a Professional Diploma in Community Development, Social Welfare, and Extention Education. A final year student of LIFE Theological Seminary, Ikorodu-Lagos, Nigeria
Alumnus of Vital Voices Leadership Fellowship Programme - VVLead class of 2015 and Pan Atlantic University, Enterprise Development Centre, Social Sector Management programme class of 2017
Aderonke is married, loves adventure, sports, reading, writing, working with girls, volunteering, documentaries, public speaking and the arts. She lives in Lagos, Nigeria