Chef Elijah Amoo Addo, Founder and CEO of Food for All Africa, a social services organization in Accra, Ghana, is making moves to help foster stronger relations between Europe and Africa.
The famous Chef is set to deliver a pitch about how food can be a link between people and regions to establish stronger relations for Europe and Africa on the first day of a high profile event, dunned the EurAfrica Forum on July 4th, 2019.
“The EurAfrican Forum is a major platform which addresses the realities of Europe’s influence on Africa and the need for Europeans to work with youth led African organizations and entrepreneurs to address challenges facing both continents,” explained Adoo, who will also be collaborating with the event on the preparation of the Forum’s setting menu, along with the Portuguese Chef Marcelo Tomás.
“I am resolute on partnering with European partners to explore youth led opportunities driven by technology and would ensure Food for All contributes to an efficient and sustainable means of nutrition for all by 2032,” he added.
Addo is the Founder and Executive Director of the Food for All Africa Programme, which recovers surplus food from supermarkets, restaurants and other sources in Ghana and distributes it mostly to facilities for children, the elderly and mentally-challenged persons. Addo says three out of five children on the streets of Ghana are out of school because they don’t get enough to eat. The programme works with community-run free schools to provide meals.
Addo left full-time work as a Chef to start the programme in 2012. The programme also runs crop and livestock farms and stores to foster agricultural employment and distribute rural products in urban centers. This is in line with United Nationa Sustainable Development Goal Two (SDG 2 – Zero Hunger).
Going forward, Addo aims to grow his network of public and private-sector partners with the help of a stakeholders’ forum and the government.
The second edition of the EurAfrican Forum will follow the discussions under the theme ‘Partnership of Equals: Sharing Values, Sharing Prosperity’ – a new approach and paradigm for the relationship between Europe and Africa, changing the narrative for both continents to create an accountable, prosperous and sustainable future together.
The Forum is a networking and discussion platform underpinned on the power of Diasporas for connecting people, cities, regions and continents, gathering prominent and influential people that are forging enduring ties between the two continents – government officials, high profile business personalities, investors, young entrepreneurs, activists, social influencers, NGOs and media.