Awards Nominee Category: African ChangeMakers Women Advancement Award
Nominee Full Name: Daniel Osei Tuffuo
Nominee Country: Ghana
Company Initiative Career Business: ExLA Group
Nominee Title Role: Executive Director
Nominee Product/Service: Leadership Development
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His recent advocacy work is designed towards the empowerment of African women for leadership roles which he believes will be realised through the Young African Women Congress (YAWC); an annual congregation of young women across the continent, organised under the umbrella of the ExLA Group Gender Programme, an entity of the ExLA Group. This initiative has won the recognition and support of UN Women and the Women, Gender and Development Directorate (WGDD) of the African Union Commission (AUC). ExLA Group was recently invited by the WGDD of AUC to participate in the 3rd AU High Level Panel on Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment in Kigali, Rwanda in July 2016. Daniel was later commissioned by the WGDD of AUC to make inputs in the concept paper for the WGDD of the AUC summit in January 2017.
A Pan-Africanist at heart, Daniel inspires his generation by means of articles and advocacy on various media platforms in Ghana and beyond. He was recently interviewed by the BBC World News on why he thinks the statue of “racist” Mahatma Gandhi must be removed from the University of Ghana campus (A petition started by some Professors of the University).
He is a regular panellist for the Institute of Economic Affairs-Ghana’s, (IEA) roundtable discussions and active participant for their Presidential Debate programme.
Daniel Osei Tuffuor enjoys moderating programmes and coaching young people. His dream, as he puts it, is “not to live forever but to build a brand that will last forever”.
How does the Company Initiative/Career/Business improve people’s life, impact, affordability and reliability?
How can this service product or solution be expanded to new markets or areas in Africa?
Voting Timeline: July 15 to July 30, 2021.