African Economic Merit Awards (AEMA), a non governmental organisation, is organising an online conference to address the economic challenges being faced by rural communities all over the African continent.
The main area of focus of the webinar, which is taking place on Wednesday, 16th September, is on challenges that border on hunger, crime, government policies, funding and tradition.
According to a press statement signed by the president and founder of the organisation, McEva Temofe and made available to LEADERSHIP Newspapers today, “Covid-19 is taking its toll on the world, causing deaths, illnesses and economic despair. Africans also are not left out. As a result, the economies of many African nations have been adversely affected leading to a high level of hunger and crime, especially among those dwelling in rural areas.
“In order to mitigate these effects, we need to address the issue of funding, tradition and government policies because these factors are very important and if properly attended to, will go a long way to make life much more comfortable for the people residing in rural communities in Africa. That’s the reason the webinar was organised so that we can all come together to deliberate and come up with commendable and practicable solutions that will address the issue.”
Some of the main speakers at the webinar are: King Bungane III from the Embo Kingdom of Africa, Mallence Bart-Williams, founder, Folorunsho Foundation, Hamzat Lawal, chief executive, Connected Development, Williams Shongwe, football legend, Dr Sheriff Gali Ibrahim, professor, University of Abuja and others.
African Economic Merit Awards, is a non-governmental organisation (NGO), which primary aim is to award successful African Entrepreneurs, celebrating and rewarding recognised and unrecognised NGOs that have contributed immensely to the development of communities through humanitarian and empowerment initiatives.
African Economic Merit Awards is driven by young professionals to promote innovative ideas for entrepreneurial, economic and social development to all Africans.