Past Events

Working with Web3: Developing Youth in Blockchain Workforce to Unlocking Opportunities in the Digital Future.  

Are you prepared to unleash the limitless potential of blockchain technology and pave the road for a better tomorrow in the face of high unemployment rate among youth? This event welcomes you to the exciting world of Web3, where creativity knows no bounds and opportunities are endless. Join the YAFO Institute for an exciting voyage …

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Bridging Profit & Principles: A Dialogue on Capitalism and Morality

In an era where profit often appears to conflict with ethical imperatives, a balanced conversation has never been more important. Our next policy dialogue, “Bridging Profit and Principle: A Dialogue on Capitalism and Morality,” seeks to go into the heart of this seeming divide by investigating the complex relationship between capitalism and moral ideals. This …

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Free Market in Climate Policy: How Effective is Ghana’s Emission Tax?

As Ghana takes major steps to tackle climate change by imposing a Combustion Tax [Emissions Levy Act, 2023, (Act 112)] on vehicles and machinery in important sectors, we must critically analyze the efficacy of such tax-based method as respond to the climate crisis. While taxation can induce behavioral change and fund environmental projects, it is …

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Policy Dialogue – Beyond Slogans: Rethinking Ghana’s Agriculture – reflections on some key policies, and the way forward. Part 1

Many governments since 1957 have implemented many agricultural policies with the objective to boost Ghana’s agricultural sector. The current agricultural policy is Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) which is the government’s primary agriculture project for Ghana, and had huge hopes for the youth since its launch in 2017. The government of Ghana’s flagship project …

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Book Event: The Scholar’s Journey: How to Successfully Navigate Graduate School.

Revealing the road to excellent graduate school with a deep focus on funding strategies for master’s and doctoral degrees. The main focus of this event is the journey of aspiring academics starting off on the path to graduate school. Examine the useful guidance, suggestions, and resources provided in “The Scholar’s Journey” for overcoming the difficulties …

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Book Event: An Encounter with Divine Economy Model – Final Part 

Discussing how principles of divine economic model could influence trade, international cooperation and overall well-being of citizens. The “Divine Economy Model” offers an innovative and provocative viewpoint on economics by incorporating moral and spiritual values into the analysis of economic systems. By highlighting the significance of institutions and values, resource, and stewardship in forming economic …

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Book Event: Impactful Leadership in a Dynamic World: Unleashing the Power of Servant Leaders

Discover the crucial characteristics and actions of servant leaders, and look at instances from everyday life that best demonstrate these qualities. We go out on an adventure to investigate the transforming world of servant leadership— a philosophy that transcends conventional leadership paradigms by placing service at its very core. The idea of servant leadership offers a …

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Policy Dialogue: Fintech & Blockchain Innovations for Free Trade

This round table event aims to explore the potential of fintech and blockchain innovations in promoting free trade in Africa. The event will bring together policymakers, fintech experts, blockchain innovators, and industry leaders to discuss the challenges and opportunities of using digital technologies to enhance trade and economic growth in Africa.  Africa’s economic landscape is …

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Free Market-Based Solutions for Sustainable Mining in Ghana: Tackling the Galamsey Challenge

In Ghana, illegal mining, often known as “galamsey,” has become a significant issue with detrimental impacts on the environment and general public health. Gold mining occurs in several parts of the world, formally or informally. Most individuals lack the capacity to undertake formalized mining hence artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) is largely undertaken especially in …

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Nigeria Election 2023: Exploring the Risk of Voter Apathy in the Age of Liquid Democracy.

The African Institute for DeFi & Blockchain presents Blockchain Town Hall, Co-host YAFO Institute.  The 2023 election in Nigeria was met with colossal voter apathy. There have been countless reports of people who were unable to vote. This is partly associated with long queues, delays in polls, and malfunctioning electronic devices for elections among others. …

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