UCC student Godfred Amankwah honoured at 8th forum on security in Africa in Ethiopia

UCC student Godfred Amankwah honoured at 8th forum on security in Africa in Ethiopia

A young Ghanaian pursuing an MPhil in Peace and Development at the University of Cape Coast, School for Development Studies, Osei Godfred Amankwah, has been selected as one of the top three winners of the 2019 Tana Forum Essay Competition.

Osei Godfred Amankwah, who is currently pursuing an MPhil in Peace and Development at the University of Cape Coast, school of Development Studies, has been selected as one of the top three winners of the 2019 Tena Forum Essay Competition.

Out of the over 50 essays received, the team of experts reviewed them based on problem definition and methodology, the scope of essay, analysis and argumentation, structure, writing, presentation and referencing.

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With this assessment, Osei Godfred Amankwah was named as one of the top three winners at the 2019 event.

UCC student Godfred Amankeah honoured at 8th forum on security in Africa in Ethiopia

Godfred Amankwah at 8th forum on security in Africa in Ethiopia, Photo credit: citinewsroom.com
Source: UGC

The other two winners include Zac Chiliswa, a Kenyan national undertaking PhD in media studies at the Leeds Trinity University, and the Leeds University in UK as well as Muhammed Seid Ahmed, an Ethiopian reading MA in political science and International studies at the Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia.

As part of the reward for being selected, Osei Godfred Amankwah was given a fully-sponsored trip covering all travel and logistical arrangements for the duration of the Forum.

He was also given the opportunity to do a presentation at the event as one of the key speakers at the forum on May 4, 2019 at Abay Hall, Blue Nile Resort in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.

UCC student Godfred Amankeah honoured at 8th forum on security in Africa in Ethiopia

UCC student Godfred Amankeah, Photo credit: citinewsroom.com
Source: UGC

Godfred received accolades for his powerful presentation at the event which had over 200 participants attending.

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He was the only Ghanaian winner to represent Ghana at the forum, together with former President John Dramani Mahama, who was also present in his capacity as the Chairperson of the Tana Forum Board.

Mr. John Dramani Mahama was also awed by Godfred’s presentation, and said he was proud of him.

UCC student Godfred Amankeah honoured at 8th forum on security in Africa in Ethiopia

Mr. John Dramani Mahama offered Osei Godfred Amankwah an opportunity to join him in the business class on the flight back to Ghana, Photo credit: citinewsroom.com
Source: UGC

The 8th Tana High level Forum on security in Africa took place from May 4, 2019 at Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, under the theme “Political Dynamics in the Horn of Africa: Nurturing the emerging Peace Trends” .

A wide spectrum of African leaders and other eminent citizens, Head of States and Governments, leaders of Regional organisations, Civil society and the Private sector, eminent scholars and practitioners, Think tanks, selected youth and representatives of Africa global partners were in attendance.

The forum encouraged vigorous debate on the recent developments evidenced in the Horn of Africa Region.

It also looked into the spill over effect of the positive changes taking place in the Region, and ways in which these developments could be domesticated across the continent.

Osei Godfred Amankwah is from Nankese in the Eastern Region.

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