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Leaders Voices by Leaders of Africa
67 minutes | May 19, 2020
Leaders Voices with Joyline Chepkorir and Eniola Akintunde · A conversation about cancer prevention and care
In this COVID-19 era public health concerns take center stage. The spread of the virus has exposed the healthcare infrastructure worldwide and underscores the importance of a social safety net for health. Today’s hosts Peter and Jelili have a two-part conversation with Joyline Chepkorir, the founder of Mwangaza Cancer Initiative and Eniola Omoro Akintunde the founder of Niola Cancer Care Foundation. Their organizations are leading initiatives in their communities in Kenya and Nigeria respectively to combat the spread of cancer through screenings, public education, and advocacy. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
47 minutes | Jan 23, 2020
Leaders Voices with Dimeji Ayanwale · A conversation about diaspora activism and the arrest of Sowore
The arrest of Omoyele Sowore last year drew criticism from civil society in Nigeria and some in the international activist community. Questions were raised about the executive and the security sector overstepping their authority and targeting critics of the present government. Dimeji Ayanwole, a personal friend of Sowore, shares his thoughts on Sowore’s desire to improve Nigeria and diaspora activism more broadly. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
53 minutes | Jan 8, 2020
Leaders Voices with Prince Ganaku · A conversation about liberalizing law education in Ghana
Most experts indicate that Ghana requires more lawyers distributed across the country. Despite the need for more lawyers, the entrance exam to the Ghana Law School has an extremely high failure rate. In 2019, 93% of all exam takers failed the exam. Prince Ganaku, one of the founders of the Ghana National Association of Law Students, explains how law education works in Ghana, reflects on policy, and offers a personal perspective that is often overlooked in the ongoing debate. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28 minutes | Dec 18, 2019
Leaders Voices with Gloria Ofori-Boadu · A conversation about women’s involvement in politics and activism
Under 15% of seats in Ghana’s national parliament are occupied by women. This figure raises questions about women’s inclusion in politics and activism more broadly. Gloria provides a first-person account of her involvement in empowering women economically and politically, as well as the challenges ahead for gender inclusion. She also reflects on the importance of considering larger-scale projects of institutional redesign to support a healthy and inclusive body politic. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
41 minutes | Dec 4, 2019
Leaders Voices com Dog Murras · Conversa sobre emancipação da juventude em Angola
Nesta conversa com Dog Murras abordamos sobre o papel que a juventude Angolana terá em relação ao desenvolvimento do país. Exploramos a jornada de jovens Angolanos, seus desafios, e também possíveis soluções tendo em conta o clima econômico do país. Dog Murras desafia a juventude Angola a comprometer-se com o desenvolvimento do país.In this conversation with Dog Murras, we discuss the Angolan youth’s role in the country's development. Dog Murras explores the challenges facing Angolan youth and points to possible steps individuals should take to move the country forward. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
49 minutes | Nov 20, 2019
Leaders Voices with Maame Awinador · A conversation about trade and Pan-African integration
The integration of Africa has been the long-term dream of many Pan-Africanists, and gradually, the African Union and some of its member states have been working toward this goal. Africa Union Agenda 2063 desires to create an “Africa We Want” based on inclusive growth and sustainable development. Leaders Voices features a conversation with Ms. Maame Darkowa Awinador, who is an international trade law expert and an advocate for the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). Maame discusses the feasibility of AfCFTA trade policy and its implications for African countries, particularly smaller economies. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
36 minutes | Mar 20, 2018
Mr. Franklin Cudjoe on Leaders Voices: Policy Evaluation and Role of Think Tanks
Leaders Voices presents an interview with Mr. Franklin Cudjoe who is the founder, president, and chief executive officer of IMANI-Africa Center for Policy and Education. Cudjoe reflects on conducting policy analysis and best practices for consistent policy monitoring. #LeadersVoices See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
39 minutes | Mar 5, 2018
Mr. Innocent Chukwuma on Leaders Voices: Civil Society and Nigeria's Elections
Leaders Voices presents an interview with Mr. Innocent Chukwuma who is the Regional Director for West Africa at the Ford Foundation. Chukwuma reflects on how he became involved in civil society work and shares his thoughts on the preparations for Nigeria’s upcoming 2019 general elections. #LeadersVoices See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
58 minutes | Jul 19, 2017
Analysis & Educational Outreach (Ep. 1) with Dr. Beatrice Akala: Women in Kenyan Politics
How effective has Kenya’s 2010 Constitution been at promoting women in politics? Analysis and Educational Outreach presents an interview with Dr. Beatrice Akala who is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Johannesburg. Dr. Akala discusses the barriers that exist for women pursuing politics and public service in Kenya. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
41 minutes | Jul 12, 2017
Leaders Voices (Ep. 4) with Prof. Kealeboga Maphunye, Part 2: Managing Elections
What role do national election commissions play in representative democracy? And, how do we measure an election commission’s independence, transparency, and professionalism? Leaders Voices presents part two of an interview with Prof. Kealeboga Maphunye who is the Inaugural WIPHOLD-Brigalia Bam Chair in Electoral Democracy in Africa at the University of South Africa (UNISA). Prof. Maphunye shares his thoughts on election commissions and the role of the security sector in elections. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
42 minutes | Jul 5, 2017
Leaders Voices (Ep. 3) with Prof. Kealeboga Maphunye, Part 1: Breaking the Academic-Practitioner Divide
Leaders Voices presents part one of an interview with Prof. Kealeboga Maphunye who is the Inaugural WIPHOLD-Brigalia Bam Chair in Electoral Democracy in Africa at the University of South Africa (UNISA). Listen here and learn about what drew Prof. Maphunye to election work and about his views on the role of election observation in ensuring free and fair elections. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
2 minutes | Jun 28, 2017
About the Leaders of Africa Project Podcast
We hear from African thought leaders themselves. This is the Leaders of Africa Project Podcast. Learn about us and then subscribe to our podcast and accompanying videocasts on YouTube today! Just search key phrase "Leaders of Africa Project" in your favorite podcast app and on YouTube to find us. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
53 minutes | May 22, 2017
Leaders Voices (Ep. 2) with Ms. Fatou Camara: The Political Transition in The Gambia
Leaders Voices presents an interview with Ms. Fatou Camara, founder and CEO of The Fatu Network, an online radio station focusing on the politics and ongoings in The Gambia. Listen here and learn about Ms. Camara’s views on The Gambia’s political transition and prospects for the future. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
51 minutes | May 14, 2017
Leaders Voices (Ep. 1) with Mr. Kennedy Masime: Election Observation and Practices in Kenya
Leaders Voices has launched with an interview with Mr. Kennedy Masime, the executive director of the Centre for Governance & Development in Kenya. Listen here and learn about Mr. Masime’s experience in civil society. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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