Africa Day 2017 was a colourful and inspiring programme of speakers, music and African foods. Held at UK - UPF HQ on Saturday, May 20th, speakers from across the continent came to celebrate Africa Day. The audience were from all over the world attracted maybe by Africa's colour and enthusiasm. A video was shown of Africa Day being celebrated in New York with the former UN Secretary General HE Ban Ki Moon. (Link to Africa Day Videos )
Henri-Pierre Koubaka ( Video Link ) is a Journalist and Project Manager at Children's Radio Foundation, He has travelled throughout Africa as a journalist. In his current role he has visited the remote and dangerous conflict zones of Africa to train journalists so that the world knows what is happening. Despite the many difficulties he found talented young journalists who were allowing their communities to heal through the chance to discuss their problems openly.
Tony Tokunbo Fernandez ( Video Link )
Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez is an International Award Winner, Published Author & Poet, Events
Consultant , MC and Youth Empowerment Consultant . He is also The CEO of AFRICA4U and The Founder of Africans in The Diaspora Online Network.
Charlotte Simon, Founder of the Mothers of Congo ( Video Link ), spoke of her experience of visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo again after many years and despite warnings that it might not be safe to return. She had many sad experiences but finds hope in the spirit of the people she met and the inherent culture of the Congolese people that has never been suppressed by their suffering. Charlotte prepared delicious Congolese food for the day.
Ibrahim K. Asante: Chairman, Significant International Group (SIG) ( Video Link )
Chairman, Significant International Group (SIG) and Founder of Significant International Training Systems (SITS), Ibrahim Kwame Asante has assisted thousands of individuals, professionals and organisations such as TIENS GROUP (a Multinational Chinese Health Company with presence in over 110 countries) where he also serves as UK Advisory Board Member, to achieve long-lasting beyond imagination performance results.
Simba Chioto: ( Video Link )
Media Director, Pan-Africanist and Writer. He is a Video Director and Editor, Writer and Social Humanitarian
Simba Chioto has a degree in Television and Film Production from University of Greenwich, London and a Diploma in the Management of Information Systems.
Some of his media work highlights include being selected to work for the Olympic Broadcasting Company (OBS), a company that beamed the London 2012 Olympics around the world. He was also an official London Ambassador who welcomed dignitaries from around the world and received appreciation from Prime Minister David Cameroon and Mayor Boris Johnson.
Some of the organizations he has worked for in London include Shape a disabled persons empowering organization and Worldwrite a charity that deals with issues shunned by the mainstream media. At Worldwrite he has been a researcher about the European and English canon, slavery, colonialism literature and the works of powerful historian CLR James. He joined ZimLink, an international organization that promotes culture exchange and empowering individuals through the use of media
Live Israelah P. Chambo ( Video Link )
Live Israelah P. Chambo is a British Talk Show Host, Entrepreneur, Fashion Designer, Hair & Beauty Stylist, Photographer -Stylist, Producer, and Ambassador For Peace in the World, a Pastor's wife and A Worshipper of God. MA Fashion Enterprise & Society, BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Manufacture. Associate Lecturer Sheffield College, Visiting Lecturer Africa (ISAM).
Tania Songini and Aliu Bello: ( Video Link )
Tania Songini: Former - Finance Director at Siemens Specialising in the Energy Field and UPF Sustainable Development Goals committee
Mr Aliu Bello: Formerly UNICEF, UPF Sustainable Development Goals committee
Dr Yehoeshahfaht Ben Israel
Dr Yehoeshahfaht Ben Israel is a Researcher, Policy Advisor, Community Activist, Media Broadcaster and Academic Consultant. He is a representative of the Dr. Martin Luther King Institute for a New Humanity and a Director of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy’s Africa Programs.