TANCon2008 - August 2008 - Next Frontier in Business: Propelling Africa to New Heights
The African Network
Patrick Awuah
Uzoma Dozie
Leila Chirayath
Conrad Coyanda-Parkzes
Yaw Owusu
Eric M.K Osiakwan
Lekan Odugbesan
Emeka Okafor
William M. Guyster
Craig Calfee
Dr. Sam Mensah
George Amoah
Jonathan Porter
Folabi Esan
Jerry Okolo
Mohamed Hersi
Estelle Akofio-Sowah
Richard Osei-Anim
John Njoku
Boahemaa Ntim
Tricia Chirumbole
Anthony Kweku Siaw
Dorothy K. Gordon
Greg Eid


Emeka Okafor

Entrepreneur and Director
TED Global 2007

Emeka Okafor is an entrepreneur. He was the Director of the recently concluded TED Global 2007 Africa: The Next Chapter. He is the founder and author of the blog, Timbuktu Chronicles , which covers the confluence of entrepreneurship, science and technology in Africa and Africa Unchained, a blog examining issues that include governance, policy, education, and institution building in Africa. He is also the director of research for the Direct Expatriate Nationals Investment initiative, a Poverty Reduction and External Resource Mobilization Program for countries that have received massive debt cancellation from the HIPC Program. Mr. Okafor is a founding member of the IPE Group and sits on the Global Entrepreneurship X PRIZE Advisory Board. He is a partner in Caranda Fine Foods , a manufacturer of a line of gourmet, naturally harvested fair trade beverages developed and produced in several African. Mr. Okafor is also a member of the global advisory board for Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE) and a principal at the Makeda Fund.

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