The Founder of Brave Foundation, Tracy Owusu-Addo, a social entrepreneur and financial literacy advocate, has partnered with Re-Think Investment to organise a National Youth Investment Conference.
The event was dedicated to forging connections, inspiring, and empowering Ghanaian youth through practical training and economic advocacy.
The conference, which took place recently, at the Prof. Kofi Anyidoho Auditorium on the UHAS campus, focused on the theme 'Knowledge, Income, Impact’.
The gathering sought to enlighten young participants on key areas including economics, finance, entrepreneurship, and investment.
There were speakers from diverse financial and entrepreneurial backgrounds including Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, MP for North Tongu, Eric Gershon Akoto of Hubtel, and Victor Ahinasi from We Connect Consult.
They emphasised the crucial role of financial literacy in personal and community development.
The forum integrated interactive keynote sessions, and expert-led panel discussions. Topics discussed included investment banking, real estate, and technology, providing participants with ample networking opportunities in a relaxed setting.
Mrs Owusu-Addo who is the wife of rapper Sarkodie and widely known as Tracy Sarkcess, stated that equipping the youth with the knowledge and skills vital for making astute financial decisions, played a role in the nation’s economic progress.
"Understanding the value of a long-term approach to financial health is paramount," she remarked, urging young individuals to recognise the advantages of early investments," she said.
Hubtel, a foremost fintech and payment service entity, sponsored the conference. Their involvement aligns with their mission to recognise and invest in young trailblazers and intensify financial literacy campaigns. They also showcased how their platform can revolutionise one’s financial journey.
At the end of the day, Attendees also enjoyed refreshments courtesy of Fan Yogo Ghana and with over 200 participants, the National Youth Investment Conference equipped participants with a grasp of budgeting, savings, investments, debt management, and a myriad of essential financial competencies