John Appiah is an entrepreneur, human capital development specialist and youth empowerment enthusiast. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Communication Studies and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Sociology all from the University of Ghana, Legon. He is a Fellow with the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Regional Leadership Center (RLC) West Africa.
John Appiah is the Managing Director of Koforidua Clinic, which is a Medical Facility that provides health services to the people in Koforidua and its surrounding towns. He is the CEO of A-League Consult which is an independent human capital development training provider. He is also the co-founder and president of the Africa Chamber For Youth Development which is a youth development hub that has the overall goal of being the one stop chamber where youth leaders in Ghana and throughout Africa undergo training, capacity building and skills enhancement.
In 2018, John Appiah was named by the Speakersâ€™ Bureau of Africa as one of the Top 100 Influential Speakers in Ghana. John has over 10 years of experience having worked in various high profile communication & leadership roles in organizations operating in Ghana including
- British High Commission (Communications Officer): Key Roles: Publicity and PR, Media Engagement, Government Relations, Stakeholder Engagement
- Invest in Africa (Marketing Manager): Key Roles: Marketing & Sales, Business Development, Stakeholder Engagement, Government Relations
- INTU-IT Ghana (Head of Customer Service): Key Roles: Customer Service Engagement, Sales Lead Generation, Training of Staff in Customer Service Delivery
- Joy FM(Producer): Key Roles: Producer for the Super Morning Show and News File (all current affairs programs), Project Coordinator CSR Intervention (Joy READ100)
- TV3(Presenter and Anchor): Key Roles: Presenter and Anchor for New Day Breakfast Show (Current Affairs Program) He is the board chairman for the Days For Girls International Ghana operation and serves as a board member for other organizations.
Christina Sam was CAMFED scholar and is now a Masterâ€™s candidate in Information Systems and Design at the University of Toronto, supported by the Mastercard Foundation. She is currently the events coordinator for Black Graduate Students Association (BGSA) at the University of Toronto. She graduated with a Bachelor of Management Studies from the University of Cape Coast. After completing college, she was hired by CAMFED to serve as a Core Trainer with the CAMFED Transition Program in Ghana. In this capacity, Christina worked with over 400 girls to help them transition from high school into professional capacities. She managed the Transition Program in her district, overseeing a cohort of Transition Guides and visiting far-flung locations on a regular basis to conduct peer leader training and facilitation sessions.
She is passionate about the girl-child and regularly participates in sessions or events that involve advocacy for the girl-child and ensuring that every child has a right to education. She believes in the power of positive thinking in the academic environment and workplace. Christina also participates in voluntary activities at her faculty and believes in building strong relationships with people. She seeks to see that everyone around her has a smile on their face. Outside work, she enjoys cooking and loves hanging out with friends.