Looking for a speaker for your organization? Nana Fosu-Randall delivers a moving speech to inform your audience about the plight of women and children who are the victims of war, including inspiring positive suggestions about how you can make a difference.
Mrs. Nana Fosu-Randall was born in Kumasi, Ghana. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA in finance. Nana retired from the United Nations after nearly 30 years, the last 18 years as the Chief Financial Officer. She served in countries such as Tanzania, Namibia and the Ivory Coast. She also served with the Peace Keeping Missions responsible for the rebuilding and clean-up efforts following war and conflict situations in places such as Liberia, Israel and Lebanon, and in Kuwait and Iraq during the Gulf War. She has seen much suffering during her service with the UN and has grown to believe that there is an alternative to war – the promotion of peace, the sharing of resources and the creation of understanding among all people.
In 2004, Nana and a group of her friends founded Voices of African Mothers (VAM). The goal of VAM is to help bring about peace through the women of Africa. VAM wants women to possess a full range of educational opportunities to help them attain economic empowerment and become decision-making leaders in their countries. VAM works to establish a peaceful African Continent by using the methods of conflict resolution and diplomacy. It seeks to identify the causes of ethnic, religious and inter-communal conflict and to find practical and civil ways to mediate and promote peaceful cooperation.
The role of the Youth Ambassador is to raise awareness and educate their generation around the world about the mission of Voices of African Mothers. It is an initiative to support skilled young students worldwide, who want to live, work and make a difference for the women in the countries of the African Continent.
Youth Ambassador Awareness Campaigns are designed to bring human rights infractions to the attention of the public. Encourage people to participate in campaigns through direct participation or advocacy activities. Create constituencies that grasp these issues and support their governments' international development commitments, especially in the areas of women and children. Have a willingness to firmly support the mandate of VAM and to realize its ambition of making education and empowerment a fundamental to the development of African nations.
You can help the women and children of Africa by planning, organizing, and promoting a benefit event or fundraising project. If you are interested in getting involved, bringing your community together and making a difference, we will be happy to help you get started.