Anita Erskine is ranked one of the top 100 most Influential Women in Africa and one of the top 100 most Inspirational Women in Ghana and one of the most inspirational Ghanaian public figures. She is a bilingual (English and French) Strategic Communications Specialist and Broadcast Journalist, a Specialized Compère and TV Producer.
Erskine has also become an ardent advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals, Girls’ Education and Women in Leadership. Since 1998, when she began her Broadcast Journalism career as a lifestyle On Air Personality, Anita has now added Strategic Communications in the Telecommunications, Food Processing, Non – Governmental Organizations, Governments and Diplomatic Mission fields to her portfolio, consequently solidifying her reputation as one of the most versatile Communications professionals from West Africa.
In 2020, she joined the Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative – Jack Ma Foundation’s flagship philanthropic entrepreneur program for African Entrepreneurs, as Host and Advisor. Anita has lent her voice and personality to numerous social impact projects, due to her unwavering belief in the SDGS mantra of not leaving anyone behind.
Anita Erskine was born in Jerusalem and grew up in Ghana. She pursued her post secondary education at Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario. She is currently pursuing a Masters In Communications Management in Canada’s McMaster University.
Bogolo J. Kenewendo is a global economist with deep expertise in international trade and development. She has a particular focus on Pan-African development and a passion for accelerating digitization and innovation across the continent.
As the Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry in Botswana, she implemented reforms to significantly improve the ease of doing business, open up both domestic and international markets, and position the country to succeed in the global value chains as well as the digital economy. During her tenure, she was the youngest Cabinet Minister in Africa and in Botswana’s history.
Kenewendo is also a vocal advocate for gender equity and protection of children’s rights.
She has received global recognition for her work, being appointed as a member of the G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council, a Non-Resident Fellow at the Center for Global Development, a member of United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres’ High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation and group on Financing for Development, a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Future Council on Global Public Goods in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and a WEF Young Global Leader.
She currently serves as Managing Director of Kenewendo Advisory, an economic development consultancy company and sits on multiple corporate boards.