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3rd Africa Peace Conference

September 21, 2017 @ 8:00 am - September 22, 2017 @ 5:00 pm


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Welcome to the Africa Peace Conference (APC 2017) “Empowering Africa for Economic Peace: The Role of Governments and Businesses”

Well contents of the 2017 Conference will be loaded soon. To register or request for partnership or sponsorship ahead of time, please email us via conference@afcopb.org

Africa Peace Conference

We are pleased to announce the 2017 Africa Peace Conference to be convened on September 21-22, 2017 at the University of Ghana, Accra-Ghana.

The 3rd Africa Peace Conference is being organized by the Africa Center for Peace Building, Ghana in collaboration with the Awake Africa Magazine and Senyo Global Events.

A highly selective group of delegates from around Africa and the world will be in attendance, including heads of educational institutions and organizations, Ambassadors for Peace, security professionals, human development experts, regional organizations, religious leaders, youth and women leaders, civil society leaders and politicians.

There is a growing awareness among people throughout the Africa of the urgent need for innovative vision and bold leadership in the continent if we are to resolve the critical issues of our time. With this in mind, the Africa Peace Conference will bring together outstanding leaders within and outside Africa whose individual and collective experience, wisdom and insight are needed if we are to build a new Africa of peace and prosperity for all.

In addition to the various special sessions of the conference on peace, security, education, health, family affairs, religion and politics, delegates will be offered a wide range of opportunities to visit places and institutions in Ghana, as well as meet with representatives of the government, educational institutions, and the private sector.

Who Must Attend:

This year is expected that we have over 100 participants from:

  • civil society leaders and staff, Religious and Youth leaders
  • representative from development agencies and regional blocs
  • government departments
  • security services
  • corporate bodies and the media
  • academia and peace and conflict students
  • cyber security experts

As a matter of necessity, with collective will and responsibility, we as members of the global community must see these conflict situations as a global threat than just a national one.
This conference therefore aims at:

  • Exploring various solution to tackle youth unemployment and cyber crime
  • Empowering critical stakeholders with with relevant inform for developing and implementing practical policies and programmes towards building a global culture of peace
  • Providing a global based platform for all stakeholders (practitioners, academies, governments, non-governmental organizations among others) to share ideas, relevant resources and information that will be helpful for sustainable programs and projects related to promoting global peace and development
  • Celebrating outstanding leaders who are committed at promoting peace and development
  • Discussing and providing platforms for ‘lesson learns’ from across the globe on youth development, poverty reduction, democracy and promotion of human rights.

AFCOPB are currently inviting papers from interested individuals for presentation during the Africa Peace Conference. This is an excellent opportunity for scholars and relevant stakeholders to present papers based on the theme of the conference. The conference paper will be published a peace journal.

Conference Theme: “Empowering Africa For Economic Peace: The Role of the Governments and Businesses”

The conference shall provide an interactive opportunity for participants from diverse background to discuss and evaluate:

  • the state of democracy,
  • commitment of governments to develop practical and achievable youth policies,
  • how the international community responds to conflict and humanitarian situations

The conference will provide an opportunity for the presentation of scholarly papers on the realizing global peace, youth development, democracy, cyber security, protection of human rights and poverty reduction on especially how these ides can be localized in the communities. The conference will also provide an international mandate for the conference organizers to petition governments and international agencies and other stakeholders on matters of national and international concerns as may be discussed at the conference.


  • developing the future non-violence democratic leaders
  • youth and the internet in peace building
  • the role of women in ensuring sustainable culture of peace and democracy
  • corporate and economic peace: what it means in the 21st century
  • internally generated fund raising strategies for NGOs, CBO, and Civil Societies
  • achieving the MDGs: the role of NGOs, CBOs, Civil societies and the local communities

Requirements for Abstract Submission

  • The abstract must be in English.
  • Abstracts must be in prose, other formats will not be accepted.
  • The maximum length of the abstract is 500 words.
  • A title for the presentation must be included at the top of the abstract.

Interactive Presentations

An interactive presentation, for the purposes of this conference, is either a photographic presentation or a video graphic presentation. Some researchers are easily adapted to this style, especially in the area of case studies and role plays. If your presentation is in this category, please indicate it in your proposal and also indicate what accessory it may require.

Panel Sessions

Proposals for panel discussions must, in addition to satisfying the requirements for abstracts and paper presentations, include a 50 – 75 word rationale to appear in the conference programme, participant’s name and their background information. The rationale should explain the importance of the topic and why it is of interest to participants

Presentation Topics for the Conference

Presentations are invited from all areas of experience and case studies on youth development, democracy, peace education, poverty reduction and human rights by governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations, educational institutions, and Electoral Commissions among several others on a previous or on-going project.

Thematic Areas include and not limited to the following:

  • Peace Education
  • Youth non-violence and leadership
  • Human Rights
  • Agriculture and poverty reduction
  • Building a culture of Peace and its sustainability
  • Cultural/Ethnic Disputes

Email your abstracts to conference@afcopb.org

Last date for submitting the abstracts is May 30, 2017

  • Africa Peace Prize: This presents us an opportunity to honor and celebrate personalities and institutions that have and or contributing to the peace and development of their respective areas.

Categories: Africa Peace Icon, Peace & Security, Education, Sports, ICT, Health, Entertainment, Religion, Youth Empowerment, Women Development, Unknown Peace Worker, Economic Peace and Democratic Development

Click here to see the 2012 APP Winners

Conference Fees, Package & Registration form


Local Participants:

  • Early Bird: GH¢350.00 (payment before July 30, 2017)
  • Regular: GH¢450.00 (Payment after July 30, 2015)

Please CLICK HERE for your online ticket (Local Participants only)

International Participants:

  • Early Bird: 200.00USD (payment before July 30, 2017)
  • Regular: 300.00USD (Payment after July 30, 2015)
Conference Package:Conference fee paid include:

  • Certificate of participation
  • Conference folders
  • Conference Proceedings (Booklet- Africa Peace Voices)
  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Airport pick up and drop off

Click Here to see our payment options

——– Complete the below Registration (International Participants Only) ——

Prof. Edwin N. Korley, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Pan African Christian Theological University.


Dr. Rapheal Ogar Oko

Dr. Rapheal Ogar Oko

Dr. Rapheal Ogar Oko, Secretary General, Universal Peace Federation-Nigeria and International Coordinator, Global Educators for All Initiatives, Abuja Nigeria

He is the International Coordinator of Millennium Development Ambassadors Initiative.

More coming soon





Natalia de Luz Martins

Natalia de Luz Martins

Natalia da Luz, Public Informational Assistant, United National-Brazil and Senior Journalist/Founder of Por dentro da Africa, Rio-Brazil.

Natalia is a Journalist with post-graduation in Film and TV Business and in History and Culture of Afrodescendant. She has over 10 years of experience in different media such as TV Record, Rede Globo, Jornal O Dia, Jornal do Brasil and Press TV (TV from Iran) and international coverage such as 2009 South African Presidential Elections, 2009 Confederations Cup, 2010 World Cup, HIV in Swaziland, Social Issues in Mozambique, Dubai Marathon, 2012 Olympic Games in London, Paralympics Sports in Libya, 2013 World Social Forum in Tunisia, research about Female Genital Mutilation in Kenya, expedition about the Kongo Kingdom in Mbanza-Kongo (Angola), 5 years after the earthquake in Haiti.

In 2013, she founded a website dedicated to social and humanitarian issues in Africa that achieved huge impact with more than 350.000 followers in a year. She is also a volunteer on Awake Africa, organization based in Ghana.


Millicent Atana

Millicent Atana

Millicent Atana, IREX – Program Coordinator on the Mandela Washington Fellowship for
Young African Leaders  Initiative (YALI). Before joining IREX, She worked with the African Centre for Peace Building as the Programmes Officer and then Programmes Director and rLG Communications.

Millicent hold BA. in Political Science from University of Ghana and MA. in Peace and Security from the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre.





Dr. Emmanuel Ivorgba

Dr. Emmanuel Ande Ivorgba, West Africa Coordinator, United Religions Initiative, Abuja-Nigeria

A Success-driven visionary with over 10 years of experience driving dramatic results in the nonprofit sector, Educator, Community Builder, Peace Activist and Conflict Resolution Practitioner with many years experience conducting mediation, training and facilitation in West Africa, Dr. Emmanuel Ivorgba is recipient of the 2014 Unsung Heroes of Compassion Award in San Francisco, CA, USA for his service to humanity and his peacebuilding efforts, especially in his native country, Nigeria.

Dr. Ivorgba holds a PhD in Philosophy and Religion, specializing in Metaphysics and Comparative Religion. Dr. Ivorgba also holds Certificates in Principles and Guidelines for UN Peacekeeping Operations at the Peace Operations Training Institute (POTI) as well in Conflict Analysis at United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Washington DC., in addition several other professional train ings. Emmanuel is Convener/Director of the Annual International Conference on Youth and Interfaith Dialogue which  holds every October in Nigeria. He has travelled  widely and presented papers at conferences, seminars and workshops Nigeria and abroad…read more


ASP James Annan

ASP James Annan

ASP James Annan, Head of Publications, Ghana Prisons Service, Accra-Ghana

Mr. James Annan is a product of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi.

He graduated from the KNUST with a Bachelor of Art degree in Communication Design (2nd Class Hons) in 2010.

He also holds Graduate Diploma in Management Studies (Grad D.M.S), a professional certificate, from the Institute of Commercial Management (ICM), UK.

He is a published writer, and has over 25 articles and features published in national newspapers and online websites, respectively.

As a former editor of Unity Hall and at the Faculty level, he has to his credit three campus publications – “The Impulse”, “The Focus” and “The Continental” magazines.

In 2012, he published a book titled, “My U.S. Adventure”.

James Annan enlisted into the Ghana Prisons Service in 2012, and commissioned as an Assistant Superintendent of Prisons (ASP) the same year, after successfully completing six months of paramilitary training.

ASP James Annan is the immediate past Head of Publications at the Ghana Prisons Headquarters, and currently the Greater Accra Regional Public Relations Officer of the Prisons Service.

He is married and blessed with two children. His hobbies are reading, writing, and sporting.


Mr. Manfred Tawiah

Manfred Tawiah, Presidents, Organization for Strategic Development in Africa, Accra-Ghana.

Manfred holds MBA ( International Business and Management) from the Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands: MA in International Business  from Anglia Ruskin University from Cambridge UK, Certificate in Start-Up Business Management: Anglia Ruskin University from Cambridge. UK: Bachelor of Science Marketing from University of Professional Studies; Ghana  and High National Diploma in Marketing: Ho Polytechnic: Ghana.

He has worked with PHC Motors Ghana as the Northern Sector Sales Manager; Barclays Bank of Ghana  as the Customer Team leader. He was also with Standard Chartered Bank Ghana where he served as the Team Manager and General Services Manager of Global Computers.

Manfred’s passion for humanity started when he joined a voluntary organization known as Voluntary Workcamps Association of Ghana (VOLU – Ghana) as a volunteer in 2006 during which most of his holidays were used for voluntary work assisting in the deprived communities of Ghana touching lives.

Manfred is currently  the leader of OSDA, he brings a lot of experiences to bear in the social sector.


Samson Oyenekan, Director of Programs,Operations and Training at Yearning Earnestly for Success, Lagos-Nigeria


Korsi Senyo

Korsi Senyo, Executive Director, AFCOPB and West Africa Liaison Officer, United Religions Initiative, Accra-Ghana

Korsi Senyo has over six years experience working directly at local and international levels focusing on peace-building, youth development, education, web development, social media, marketing, microfinance, event management, building and construction, project management, mass media and corporate communications.

As a web developer, he has developed over 150 websites globally.

He is the Founder and CEO of Senyo Global Group – a company that is in to business media, ICT, real estate and agriculture

Korsi Senyo is Founder of AwakeAfrica.org and GHadverts.com (online pan-African magazine and Business Magazine respectively).

In October 2013, Korsi Senyo was selected by Google Ghana for its Google for Entrepreneurs Programme. He is a trained Champion for Change Leadership in Agriculture by AfricaLead – a USAID, Feed The Future programme…read more

More Speakers coming soon

Our Contacts:

Conference Team: – conference@afcopb.org

Sponsorship: frank@senyoglobal.com

Partnerships:- eli@afcopb.org

Tel: +233 302 541477

Cell/WhatsApp/Viber: +233 249 155 003 or +233 209 853 013

Conference Agenda: Coming soon

Accommodation information:

For list of Hotel/Guest House and their Rates, Click Here. Contact eoahotelreservations@gmail.com | +233571138199 for booking or CLICK HERE to book online

Our New Venue: Africana Conference Centre, opp. Teachers Fund Hostel, University of Ghana, Atomic Juction-Hatso Road, Accra-Ghana



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September 21, 2017 @ 8:00 am
September 22, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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