Faith, Health & Wealth: Have Africans got the balance right?

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Date(s) - 16/03/2019
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

London School of Economics


Africa is a continent with so much potential. Each country has different economies, political systems, demographics and aspirations.

Yet Africa is by far the poorest continent on the planet. 28 of the world’s poorest countries are African. 60% of people who suffer from HIV/Aids live in Africa and more than 90% of the estimated 300 – 500 million malaria cases that occur worldwide are in Africa.

What role does religion play in the continents position in the world? According to Patheos Africa is the largest Christian continent and by 2050 the population of Muslims on the continent will more than double to 960 million.

Should African religious leaders, as well as politicians, face some scrutiny concerning the future of Africa? Have Africans got the balance right between faith, health and wealth?

Why should you attend this event?

  • Be inspired by speakers from across the world who will share thier knowledge on some of Africas most pressing issues.
  • Network with professionals from the political, financial and media industries.
  • Debate on topics that are essential to the progression of Africa!
  • Learn about other cultures and their approaches to solving some of the largest problems facing the African continent.

What we need from you?

We appreciate that Africa is a beautiful and multicultural continent. We want this event to be as tailored as possible to our attendees. This is an intimate conference with limited places so this is achievable.

After you have registered we will be in touch to discuss any questions or specific topics that you want to be discussed.

Please bring your smile and be ready to participate in stimulating discussion.

Meet the speakers

Dr. Yetunde Odugbesan-Omede (Ph.D.)

Visiting Assistant Professor of Global Affairs and Politics in the department of History, Politics and Geography at Farmingdale State College in New York. Dr. Yetunde’s area of research expertise is in corruption studies, good governance and global ethics. She is a member of Transparency International Anti-Corruption Research Network (ACRN), American Political Science Association (APSA), and International Studies Association (ISA).

She is a former researcher at Rutgers Institute of Anti-Corruption Studies (RIACS) and a member of Professionals in Foreign Policy, International Studies Association, American Political Science Association and Young Professionals for International. Dr. Yetunde currently serves as a Senior Fellow on the Millennial Policy Initiative Commission on Gender Equity. Millennial Policy Initiative (MPI), serves as an incubator for modern policy reform and dialogues addressing Nigeria’s most pressing challenges.

Make sure to pre order Dr. Yetundes book available when you purchase a ticket for the event.

Pastor Shola Adeaga

Pastor Shola currently holds the position of Executive Pastor at Jesus House and also serves on the board of trustees of Jesus House.

Shola’s responsibilities extend to the wider network of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (UK) where he was appointed as a zonal pastor in 2008, and has recently been appointed as a provincial pastor responsible for the London 3 area of the UK. He also serves as Chief Executive of the Festival of Life Organizing Committee.

Pastor Shola is passionate about teaching and developing leaders, and his interests include squash, reading and music (particularly playing the keyboards). He is married to Funke and they have two children.

Pastor Shola a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist with over 25 years of Medical experience and a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Afolabi Andu

A recipient of numerous awards such as the Millennium Achievers Awards presented by Sir Eddie George at the Bank of England in 1999, the Nigerian Golden Jubilee Award in 2010 and subsequently The Nigerian Centenary Award in 2014 presented by Dr. Dalhatu Tafida, the Nigerian High Commissioner to the Courts of St James.

Afolabi Andu, a BA(Hons) and MBA degree holder has been instrumental in the development of numerous high impact initiatives both in the UK and Nigeria. Some of the Initiatives include the Engineering Forum of Nigeria, The Best of Nigeria Expo, The Nigerian Achievers Awards and a host of others. One of his greatest passion is to see people excel in their area of core competence.

Dr. Alo Ohio-Omonkhomion

Dr Alo is the convener of Brains & Banter is a Nigerian-bred UK-based economist and educational consultant. Dr. Alo attended the prestigious Queens College, Lagos (Nigeria), and at the tender teenage age of 15, left for the UK to continue her education. She went on to have her BSc in Economics, from the University of Hull (UK), her MSc in Economics and Development Economics from the University of Nottingham (UK) and her PhD in Development Studies from the University of Sussex (UK) – the world’s number 1 university for Development Studies.

Dr. Alo has worked as an Associate Tutor, a Research Assistant and a Lecturer. Having had this full-circle and fulfilling academic experience of over 15 years, she set up Brains & Butter to help Nigerian students in the UK have a rewarding academic and non-academic experience, and to keep their parents rest-assured that this is the case. She is happily married with three Children.




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