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2022 Global Citizen Festival launched in Accra

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On Friday, August 12, the international advocacy organisation, Global Citizen officially launch their Global Citizen Festival: Accra, taking place on 24th September at Black Star Square.

Global Citizen is an international advocacy organization and a global movement with a mission to defeat extreme poverty NOW, defend the planet, demand equity and achieve the UN Global Goals.

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 In attendance at the launch included a number of special guests including; Global Citizen’s CEO and Co founder Hugh Evans, together with one of our local artists who will be performing at September’s festival – Gyakie – with the the rising young poet Nakeeyat Dramani Sam, closing the event with an inspirational poem highlighting the need to uplift and empower girls and young women across our continent.

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The organization shared their exciting plans for the Global Citizen Festival: Accra, featuring Gyakie, H.E.R, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Stormzy, Sza and TEMS, and more perform here in September

The Global Citizen Festival is much more than a concert: it’s a movement – an urgent rally cry that governments from the world’s richest countries simply cannot ignore.

This year, Global Citizen’s End Extreme Poverty NOW campaign focuses on: : empowering girls and women with education, health, nutrition, and more; taking climate action now to slow the impact of climate change; and breaking the systemic barriers that keep people from prospering. As a part of this global campaign, the Festival in Ghana will serve to celebrate regional leaders who are stepping up, committing resources, and going further, to ensure we act now and leave no one behind.

Global Citizen’s campaign, calls on our leaders to:

    • Invest in the future of girls, because we know they are the key to ending extreme poverty;
    • Close the climate finance gap, and deliver on the promises made in the Paris Agreement;
    • Alleviate the global food crisis, by uplifting smallholder farmers across Africa; and
    • Relieve the massive debts that are unjustly crushing economies, because our collective future depends on it.

6ab9110f eb86 4a2b a0c1 af08edaac0ab Along with celebrating 10 years of Global Citizen Festivals, this year marks the 65th anniversary of Ghana’s independence, together with the 20th anniversary of the African Union, a powerful group of nations who will help set the trajectory of the continent for the coming decades.

In 2018 Global Citizen traveled to South Africa to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s centennial. Mandela 100 laid the foundations for a movement on the continent advocating on behalf of the world’s most vulnerable.

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Since the Mandela 100 Festival, in 2018, more than $4.7 billion of the total $7.2 billion in funding announced during the monumental event has been disbursed by commitment makers to communities and organizations on the front lines of extreme poverty impacting the lives of over 117 million people in South Africa and across the world.

 This year’s Global Citizen Festival: Accra builds upon the continued expansion of Global Citizen’s pan-African movement, following their recent festivals in Nigeria and South

Tickets to the festivals are free and can be earned by downloading the Global Citizen app or visiting globalcitizen.org to take action on the campaign’s issues. For each action taken, users earn points that can be redeemed for tickets to the festivals.

Watch video from the event below;

 

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