Imani Invites All To Its 10th Anniversary Celebrations

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IMANI Center for Policy and Education (IMANI), cordially invites all to?participate in its 10th anniversary celebrations with activities scheduled?to take place from November 12-December 4, 2014.

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Imani

IMANI is a local think tank which has occupied a niche in the Ghanaian?economic and political landscape for the past decade. IMANI was founded in?2004 with a mission to subject all government policies to rational choice,?public choice, due diligence, vested interest and value for money. Ten?years later, IMANI is now ranked as the most influential in Ghana and the?4th best think tank in Africa. IMANI?s strength over these years has been?its ability to deconstruct the obscure and convoluted economic and?governance conundrums, and present them in clear, simplified and accurate?format without diluting the underpinning economic, governance or?socio-economic principles. IMANI?s hallmark is its consistent research and?evidence based output.

 
As we celebrate our 10th anniversary, we hope to continue a history of?bringing together eminent business men, politicians, academics and all?individuals with vested interests in Ghana?s development. And in classic?IMANI fashion, we expect to have discussions with a focus on improving the?growth, development and accountability of the country. The events will?culminate with a dinner and awards ceremony on the theme ?Integrity in?Public Office?.

Below is the complete list of scheduled activities. We hope you make time?to come celebrate our anniversary with us and also lend your voice to the?development of our beloved country.

~~~November 12~~~
IMANI-OccupyGhana forum on Corruption
Speakers: Pastor Mensa Otabil, Manasseh Azure Awuni, Lawyer Ace Ankomah,?Dr. Esi Ansah
Venue: Christ the King Parish Hall, Switchback Road
Time: 4:00pm
Moderator: Kojo Oppong- Nkrumah
JOY FM will carry this event Live

~~~November 18~~~
Joint organization of a national conversation on Ghana?s IMF bailout with?12 highly respected Ghanaian think tanks and CSOs.
Speakers: Dr. Nii Moi Thompson ( Presidential Advisor and CEO of Ghana?s?National Development Planning Commission), Dr. Kwesi Botchway,( Former?Finance Minister of Ghana and leader of Government?s IMF negotiating team?TBC)? Kofi Bentil , Vice-President of IMANI, Mr. Joe Winful Chairman of?FAT-Africa and immediate past Country Director of KPMG
Chairman: Most Rev. Palmer Buckle, Catholic Archbishop of Accra
Venue: Best Western Hotel, Accra
Time: 9:00am

~~~November 19~~~
IMANI together with ?#1SimpleStep will organize a public forum on the?threats posed by Ghana?s constitutional reform process. OSIWA, HSF and?STAR Ghana are sponsors. Our media partner is JOY FM. JOY will broadcast?live.
Speakers: Lawyer Kwame Boafo Akuffo, Majority Leader, Hon. Alban Bagbin?(TBC) Samson Lardy Anyenini, a Private Legal Practitioner, Prof. Kwasi?Prempeh, Professor of Law and Ms. Nana Yaa Ofori-Atta, CEO of The Legacy?Project.
Venue: Alisa Hotel, North Ridge
Time: 9am
Moderator: Ms. Golda Naa Adaku Addo, Executive Director, ?#1SimpleStep,
Attraction: Screening of IMANI’s 10th Anniversary documentary.

~~~November 20~~~
Second IMANI-OccupyGhana forum on Corruption
Speakers: Rev. Palmer-Buckle, Archbishop of Accra, Madam Elizabeth Ohene?(former Education Minister, Ghana), and Professor H. Kwasi Prempeh,?Professor of Law.
Venue: Christ the King Parish Hall, Switchback Road
Time: 3:30pm
Moderator: Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah
JOY FM will carry this event Live

~~~November 27~~~
Public Debate on the topic, ?Ghana’s Constitution supports Winner-Take-All?politics?

Debaters: Kofi Bentil and Prof. H.K Prempeh

Venue: Alisa Hotel, North Ridge

Time: 10:00am
Moderator: Ms. Nana Yaa Ofori-Atta, CEO of the Legacy Project. Strictly by

Invitation
CITI FM is the official media partner.

~~~November 27~~~
IMANI?s 10th Anniversary Dinner and Public Sector Awards Ceremony -.This year?s awards will be given to five (5) public agencies whose
activities are business and investor friendly to Ghanaian and?international businesses.
Key speech: ”Integrity in Public Office” to be delivered by His?Excellency Jon Benjamin, British High Commissioner to Ghana.
Entertainment: Rap Doctor Okyeame Kwame, Nat Brew etc.
Strictly by Invitation
Venue: Alisa Hotel, North Ridge.
Time: 7:00pm

~~~December 4~~~
High Level IMANI -Morocco Government forum on understanding key regional?evolutions shaping the future of Ghana-Morocco relationship. Special focus?on business, security, sustainable agriculture, environment and food?security and Development in the Atlantic Space?IMANI and the Moroccan Embassy will carefully invite 70 Ghanaian and Moroccan business, academic and civil society actors for this meeting.

Venue: Alisa Hotel, North Ridge

~~~December 11~~~
IMANI and ELBA on Energy in Ghana

Partners, ACEP
Theme: Solving the energy deficit for socioeconomic impact development?(industry, education, security and healthcare etc.).

Speakers: Energy Experts and Key Victims of Energy Crisis i.e. AGI, SME?players (carpenters, hairdressers, etc.)

Venue: Alisa Hotel, North Ridge

Time: 9:00am ??

*ELBA is a new civil society organisation

CONTACT: IMANI?s Research Coordinator, Patrick Stephenson on 0243336819?for media interviews.
You can please donate towards our anniversary by sending an enquiry email?to info@imanighana.org. Also email Ms Zakita Bentum at?bentum.zakita@mail.ic.edu or? Ms Marianne Asante at?masante@imanighana.org? on how you can participate in the program lined up?for you.

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