PhD Student Headed to World Economic Forum Summit on Africa
Mr Clement Agoni, a PhD student in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, has been invited to attend the 28th World Economic Forum Summit on Africa that takes place in Cape Town from 4 - 6 September. He will be part of a delegation of 60 Global Shapers, 65 Young Global Leaders and 40 Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneurs who will represent the Forum’s three Foundations. The Africa Summit is second only to the Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos in terms of size and brings together high-level public and business figures from across the region and the globe.
Agoni is a social entrepreneur with a passion for youth and community development. He received his Master’s degree summa cum laude in Pharmaceutical Chemistry. His PhD focuses on the applications of advanced computational tools to explore and reveal molecular insights on drug-target interactions as well as the design of new therapeutic agents for diseases of global health concern such as tuberculosis, cancer, HIV and AIDS and malaria. He is the founder of Dream Laboratory Consult, a social enterprise dedicated to providing quality health care to remote communities in Ghana through mobile clinics.
A Global Shaper from the Tamale Hub of Ghana, Agoni is currently associated with the Global Shapers, Durban Hub, where is he is part of the health team involved in organising medical screening and health education in rural communities within the eThekwini Municipality. He also serves as a Programme Mentor with the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme. Motivated by his personal motto, “live to leave a legacy (L3)”, he hopes to inspire other young people.