Research Fellow Bemoans Africa's Healthcare System
Research Fellow Bemoans Africa's Healthcare System:
The Research Fellow, Mr. Alec Van Gelder, called on the Government of Ghana to take steps to allow more people have increased access to quality drugs by reducing taxes on medicines, urged it not to easily give in to the misconception that compulsory license could address Africa's health problems, adding that sound economic development "remains the continent's best hope for eradicating the diseases of poverty. Please read entire story here happyghana.com
Imani Director speaks at Annual General Meeting of AREPI
AREPI is Association of Representatives of Ethical Pharmaceutical Industries in Ghana and their Annual AGM is coming on at on July 27, 2006 month. The association invited Franklin Cudjoe as a guest speaker, alongside the Minister of Health.
June 17- 23, 2006, Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania
Imani Director lectures at the Institute of Humane Studies at George Mason
University in the United States.
June 15, 2006, Virginia United States
Imani Founder joins allies with interests to share perspectives on developments overseas. The meeting tagged "International Thursday" provides opportunities for networking and discovering synergies.
June 13, 2006, Virginia, United States
Imani Director speaks on "The water revolution: Practical Solutions to water scarcity in Africa"-a book he co-authored in March 2006.
Trade Event in Nigeria
The Institute of Public Policy Analysis in Nigeria will hold a trade event for Journalists on September 28, 2005 . Imani Director, Franklin Cudjoe will be presenting a paper on “WTO: IPR and Access to Essential Drugs”
Monday, September 26, 2005
On the Afternoon of Monday, September 26 2005, Mr Godwin Kofi Vondolia, Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Cape Coast, Ghana and Franklin Cudjoe, Director , Imani: The Centre for Humane Education will debate with Economics students on both sides of the sustainable development debate.
September 9, 2005
Two Imani Lectures & Reception at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Sceince & Technology, Kumasi, 256 Miles from Accra, Ghana's capital city
July 29, 2005- Talk in London
Based on the recommmendation of Helen Szamuely of the House of Lords in the UK, Franklin Cudjoe was invited to speak at BRIAN'S LAST FRIDAYS, meeting of Classical Libertarians.
Comments on Franklin's talk posted by Brian can be read here
July 15- 20, 2005- Cologne, Germany
Franklin Cudjoe meets East African compatriot in Germany
Franklin Cudjoe speaks at Italian think-tank, Instituto Bruno Leoni (IBL)in Italy
On July 13 2005, Imani Director, Franklin Cudjoe spoke on whether Bob
Geldof could save Africa. Alberto Mingardi, IBL's Globalisation
said of the speech, "I have not heard such powerful 25 minute speech in
my life". A full half page report on the seminar was published in the
LIBERO, newspaper. The above link automatically leads to report. Please
use google translator if you understand
July 10, 2005
Franklin Cudjoe spoke on how the West should help Africa during two services at St. Dunstan´s Anglican Church in Staplehurst, UK.
July 9, 2005
High tariffs on drugs breeds counterfeit medicinesGhanaian Pharmaceutical Industries invited Imani Director to be the guest speaker at its recently held Annual General Meeting Franklin spoke on governments and access to medicines. The presentation earned Imani an invitation from the Ghanaian Health Minister to work closely with Imani on the country's new health paradigm. Of particular interest, Imani Director mentioned the issues of high taxation (30%) on imported medicines as barrier to access and the need to examine the usage of DDT in fighting malaria. A Newsreel from the State News Agency on the presentation even made it onto the Ghana government website. See entire story here…
June 21, 2005
Ahead of the G8 summit Imani's director, Franklin Cudjoe spoke at the Global Development Summit in the UK and challenged the flawed and dangerous premises of debt cancellation, doubling aid and protectionist policies. Virtually every respectable media house in Europe and America featured him prominently.
June 17, 2005
Imani Director speaks to largest gathering of all University students
June 17-18, 2005
The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science of Technology won this year´s
National SIFE Championship held at the Royal La-Palm Beach Hotel.
IPN lecture & reception: Is there hope for Africa?
This event featured talks by Franklin Cudjoe, Director of Imani: The centr for humane education, Ghana and IPN Fellow June Arunga.
Governments and Access to Medicines
Ghanaian Pharmaceutical Industries invited Imani Director to be the guest speaker at its recently held Annual General
John Templeton Prize for IMANIIMANI is the only think tank to have been awarded the John Templeton Prize twice in Africa for Advancing Freedom.
This year, IMANI was the sole recipient in Africa of the Antony & Dorian Fisher Award (Out of 180 think-tanks globally) that recognise thinkanks playing a crucial role to ensure that public policy debates are not dominated by government insiders.
A judge on the Templeton Prize awarded to IMANI commented, "I give them [IMANI] the highest points for being most specific and rigorous in applying free-market solutions to an array of complex social problems. Their submission shows the importance of using rigorously derived, quantifiable research outputs to gain credibility in shaping the policy debate. Crisp, clear, compelling data is the most useful tool to provide to any media outlet, and it's easy for the media to use, without interpretation."
Atlas Fisher Venture Grant Awarded to IMANI
March 25, 2008 - The Atlas Economic Research Foundation announced fisherthat IMANI Center for Policy and Education (Accra, Ghana) is the only African think tank among its first class of recipients of Dorian & Antony Fisher Venture Grants. More than 180 think tanks competed for the grants in this program, but only nine were selected to receive up to $100,000 from Atlas over the next three years. Franklin Cudjoe, the founding director of IMANI Center for Policy and Education, remarked: "Receiving this grant from the Atlas Economic Research Foundation is another great vindication of the important work IMANI began 3 years ago. We are determined to see that public policy debate in Ghana and West Africa involve students who should be informed by principled, non-partisan viewpoints." Read more