Filmmaker Mallence Bart Williams to Co-Host Idea Factory Africa Conference

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Idea Factory Africa Conference is proud to announce, that Sierra-Leonean Writer and filmmaker Mallence will be hosting this year’s IFA Conference. The conference is a commitment to create a global African platform that serves as a bridge between Africa’s industry leaders and young African innovators and thinkers. It is geared to provide life-long values to the African society.

“If you have watched Mallences’ Ted Talk, you will understand our excitement towards her participation.” Co-Founder of IDEA FACTORY AFRICA Kwame A.A Opoku remarked. She will be hosting alongside Ghanaian ace broadcaster and Chief Executive of the Izar Group Rashida Saani Nasamu.

Mallence Bart-Williams was born in Cologne, Germany to a German mother and a Sierra Leonean father. She is a Sierra Leonan – German writer, film- and theater producer and fashion designer. She pursued her studies in economics and finance in Paris, Singapore, and Great Britain. Today she lives across the globe, produces an all-natural cosmetics line in Asia, and is the founder and creative director of the Freetown-based creative collective FOLORUNSHO, a ‘SHARITY’ that she initiated with street kids in Sierra Leone.

Due to her German-Sierra Leonean roots she perceives herself as a bridge connecting two vastly different worlds. Her diverse background enables her to see creative solutions to common problems. Within their three years of operation, her collective has taken homeless children off the streets and into school, developed a sneaker and clothing collection, published a book and documentary of their story, and has held fine art exhibitions. Through her work with FOLORUNSHO she connects cultural contrast, enabling people to share ideas, take action, and get results.

The IDEA FACTORY AFRICA conference is the flagship conference of the IDEAS for FUTURE AFRICA organization that engages ideas that are collectively shaping the world and influencing the continent. The IDEA FACTORY AFRICA conference will be showcasing a wide range of ideas   and objectively explore how they all connect in the socio-economic position of the individual within the context of growth on the African continent.

The ultimate goal of this conferences is to shift the focus from idea generation to idea execution.

African pioneers and industry experts will provide insights on how to implement ideas and turn them into revolutionary products and successful services. IDEA FACTORY  AFRICA for the first time brings together some of Africa’s most creative visionaries & influential individuals to elaborate and collaborate on bringing ideas to life.

The IDEA FACTORY AFRICA Conference will be held on the 13th of May at the Kempinski Gold Coast City Hotel in Accra, Ghana.

The 1 Day conference will be hosting a selection of key note speakers as well as interactive panel talks and presentations.

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Speakers for the Conference include H.E. Dr. Tal Edgars, Fatima Alimohamed, H.E Girmay Haile, Dr Joyce Aryee, Ruka Sanusi and Cynthia Quarcoo Jumu.