Kusi Ideas Festival 2022

Climate Change: Exploring African Responses and Solutions

Venue: Entebe, Uganda
8th – 10th December 2022

NMG created the Kusi Ideas Festival four years ago as a pan-African platform to examine our continent’s place in the world; its citizen’s problem-solving ideas and innovations; and how these prepare us to deal with the coming challenges. This is living up to our mission to be the “Media of Africa for Africa”, which aims to contribute to shaping the agenda of positioning Africa as a leading player in global politics and economics. Previous festivals have been held in Kigali, Rwanda, in 2019, Kisumu, Kenya, in 2020, and Accra, Ghana, in 2021. 

Africa continues to be among the worst hit by the consequences of climate change, despite having contributed the least to global warming and having the lowest emissions. Climate change has become the existential threat of our time. 

This year’s festival will therefore revolve around the theme, “Climate Change: Exploring African Responses and Solutions” and will explore the impact of the warming climate on the continent – from its impact on our food security to the financing and technology needed to mitigate its impact on its environment and the people. This edition of the festival, slated for the first week of December, will be hosted on the backdrop of COP27, which will just have been concluded in Egypt. 

The Beginning

About Kusi Ideas

Nation Media Group (NMG) launched the Kusi Ideas Festival early in 2019 as part of its 60th anniversary celebrations, to be an “ideas transaction market” for the challenges facing Africa, and the various solutions and innovations the continent is undertaking to secure its future in the 21st century.

Kusi is the southerly tradewind that blows over the Indian Ocean between April to mid-September, and enabled trade up north along the east African coast and between Asia and Africa for millennia.

Kusi Ideas Festival 2021

Thematic areas

Climate Change, Feeding a People, Ending Hunger
Vaccination; the Killer App that will Get Africa out of Crisis
Open Borders, Connecting Africa and the Infrastructure Challenge
Story Telling, Creative Industries and the Promise of Africa
Beyond the Return: African Diaspora and New Possibilities
Technology, Innovation and Creating the Next African Wins
New Opportunities for Accelerating Pan-African Trade
Taking Forward the Lessons Learnt from Leading During the Pandemic

Kusi Ideas Festival 2021

Speakers

Moderators

Kusi Ideas Festival 2021

Program

8:30am
Registration and Networking
9:00am
Opening Ceremony
  • Choreography by The Ghana Dance Ensemble
  • Welcome from Ghana Tourism Authority
  • Opening Remarks
10:00am
Presidential Roundtable: Taking Forward the Lessons Learnt from Leading During the Pandemic

Panelists

Maureen Mbaka

Chief Administrative Secretary, ICT Kenya

H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo

President of the republic of Ghana

Moderator

Smriti Vidyarthi

NTV Anchor

12:00pm
Cocoa Break

Photo Session

12:10pm
New Opportunities for Accelerating Pan-African Trade

Moderator

Julius Amboko

NTV Anchor

1:00pm
Lunch Break
2:10pm
Beyond the Return: African Diaspora And New Possibilities

Moderator

Prince Moses

Media Personality

4:00pm
Day One Wrap up
Kusi Ideas Festival 2021

Venue: The Accra International Conference Centre (AICC)

Ghana is a country in West Africa that spans the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean to the South, sharing borders with the Ivory Coast in West, Burkina Faso in the North and Togo in the East. The country has become the main convergence market between Africa and the black diaspora, following its “Year of Return, Ghana 2019”. The event was a major landmark marketing campaign targeting the African – American and Diaspora Market to mark 400 years of the first enslaved African arriving in Jamestown Virginia.

The Year of Return sort to make Ghana the focus for millions of African descendants reacting to their marginalisation by tracing their ancestry and identity. By this, Ghana became the beacon for African people living on the continent and the diaspora. The country is also the headquarters of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area and as such fits the bill as the ideal location from which to view the possibilities of Intra African and Diaspora trade in practical terms.

Accra, the capital city of Ghana covers an an area of 225.67 km with an estimated urban population of 4.2 million as of 2020 and is the main gateway to the country through Kotoka International Airport as well as the region’s economic and administrative hub.  The city is a bustling metropolis, an interesting city of contrasts where the old blends with the new and where tradition meets foreign cultures.

The Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) is a famous meeting venue founded in 1991. The venue boasts six fully equipped halls with a total capacity of 6000 people.

Kusi Ideas Festival 2021

Partners

Kusi Ideas Festival

Contact us

For more information, help with your registration or any concerns, you can call us or fill the form below and one of our representatives will contact you.

Telephone Number

+254 719 038 251
+254 737 833 835

Email

kusiafrica@ke.nationmedia.com

Kusi Festival

Kusi Ideas Festival 2022

Climate Change: Exploring African Responses and Solutions

Venue: Entebe, Uganda
8th – 10th December 2022

NMG created the Kusi Ideas Festival four years ago as a pan-African platform to examine our continent’s place in the world; its citizen’s problem-solving ideas and innovations; and how these prepare us to deal with the coming challenges. This is living up to our mission to be the “Media of Africa for Africa”, which aims to contribute to shaping the agenda of positioning Africa as a leading player in global politics and economics. Previous festivals have been held in Kigali, Rwanda, in 2019, Kisumu, Kenya, in 2020, and Accra, Ghana, in 2021. 

Africa continues to be among the worst hit by the consequences of climate change, despite having contributed the least to global warming and having the lowest emissions. Climate change has become the existential threat of our time. 

This year’s festival will therefore revolve around the theme, “Climate Change: Exploring African Responses and Solutions” and will explore the impact of the warming climate on the continent – from its impact on our food security to the financing and technology needed to mitigate its impact on its environment and the people. This edition of the festival, slated for the first week of December, will be hosted on the backdrop of COP27, which will just have been concluded in Egypt. 

The Beginning

About Kusi Ideas

Nation Media Group (NMG) launched the Kusi Ideas Festival early in 2019 as part of its 60th anniversary celebrations, to be an “ideas transaction market” for the challenges facing Africa, and the various solutions and innovations the continent is undertaking to secure its future in the 21st century.

Kusi is the southerly tradewind that blows over the Indian Ocean between April to mid-September, and enabled trade up north along the east African coast and between Asia and Africa for millennia.

Kusi Ideas Festival 2021

Thematic areas

Climate Change, Feeding a People, Ending Hunger
Vaccination; the Killer App that will Get Africa out of Crisis
Open Borders, Connecting Africa and the Infrastructure Challenge
Story Telling, Creative Industries and the Promise of Africa
Beyond the Return: African Diaspora and New Possibilities
Technology, Innovation and Creating the Next African Wins
New Opportunities for Accelerating Pan-African Trade
Taking Forward the Lessons Learnt from Leading During the Pandemic

Kusi Ideas Festival 2021

Speakers

Moderators

Kusi Ideas Festival 2021

Program

8:30am
Registration and Networking
9:00am
Opening Ceremony
  • Choreography by The Ghana Dance Ensemble
  • Welcome from Ghana Tourism Authority
  • Opening Remarks
10:00am
Presidential Roundtable: Taking Forward the Lessons Learnt from Leading During the Pandemic

Panelists

Maureen Mbaka

Chief Administrative Secretary, ICT Kenya

H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo

President of the republic of Ghana

Moderator

Smriti Vidyarthi

NTV Anchor

12:00pm
Cocoa Break

Photo Session

12:10pm
New Opportunities for Accelerating Pan-African Trade

Moderator

Julius Amboko

NTV Anchor

1:00pm
Lunch Break
2:10pm
Beyond the Return: African Diaspora And New Possibilities

Moderator

Prince Moses

Media Personality

4:00pm
Day One Wrap up
Kusi Ideas Festival 2021

Venue: The Accra International Conference Centre (AICC)

Ghana is a country in West Africa that spans the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean to the South, sharing borders with the Ivory Coast in West, Burkina Faso in the North and Togo in the East. The country has become the main convergence market between Africa and the black diaspora, following its “Year of Return, Ghana 2019”. The event was a major landmark marketing campaign targeting the African – American and Diaspora Market to mark 400 years of the first enslaved African arriving in Jamestown Virginia.

The Year of Return sort to make Ghana the focus for millions of African descendants reacting to their marginalisation by tracing their ancestry and identity. By this, Ghana became the beacon for African people living on the continent and the diaspora. The country is also the headquarters of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area and as such fits the bill as the ideal location from which to view the possibilities of Intra African and Diaspora trade in practical terms.

Accra, the capital city of Ghana covers an an area of 225.67 km with an estimated urban population of 4.2 million as of 2020 and is the main gateway to the country through Kotoka International Airport as well as the region’s economic and administrative hub.  The city is a bustling metropolis, an interesting city of contrasts where the old blends with the new and where tradition meets foreign cultures.

The Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) is a famous meeting venue founded in 1991. The venue boasts six fully equipped halls with a total capacity of 6000 people.

Kusi Ideas Festival 2021

Partners

Kusi Ideas Festival

Contact us

For more information, help with your registration or any concerns, you can call us or fill the form below and one of our representatives will contact you.

Telephone Number

+254 719 038 251
+254 737 833 835

Email

kusiafrica@ke.nationmedia.com