Re-Connect GH was founded by Maame Boakye and Stephanie Dei in 2011 while in Ghana conducting research for their graduate dissertations. With a vision of strengthening ties and deepening engagement between young professionals in Ghana and the diaspora, both ladies organized the first Re-Connect GH networking mixer on December 28, 2011.
Re-Connect GH leverages the number of individuals that return to Ghana for the holidays and creates an event that not only showcases young leaders driving social and economic growth, but also celebrates Ghanaian entrepreneurs and homebred brands that fuse local innovation with global orientation.
Re-Connect GH hosts a carefully tailored annual networking event that highlights the aspirations, innovations and expressions of young leaders driving change and contributing to the economic growth of their local communities and the global market.
Our target audience is young individuals who are pushing boundaries, redefining what is possible and charting new paths for the next generation.
Stephanie Dei, Co-founder
Stephanie launched her international career as an investigative analyst at the Canadian Ministry of Foreign and International Affairs. Working in her current capacity leading the Corporate Affairs and Communications at frontier markets political risk consulting firm, DaMina Advisors, Stephanie has helped steer DaMina's global expansion to Asia, Africa and Europe.
Stephanie has a wealth of experience organizing high profile events for various international organizations. With a penchant for visionary leadership and a yearning for innovative solutions to Africa’s sustained growth, Stephanie co-founded Reconnect GH and the African Development Forum at the School of Oriental Studies and African Studies, University of London.
Stephanie holds a BA Honors in Political Science and Law from Carleton University, Canada, an MA in International Studies and Diplomacy from SOAS, University of London.
Maame Boakye, Co-founder
As an international development professional, Maame has always been passionate about advancing Africa's development. Co-founding both Re-Connect GH and the African Development Forum at the School of Oriental and African Studies speak to her commitment to build ecosystems that foster collaborative engagement between diaspora communities and home countries.
She regularly interfaces with the international public policy and international development community in Washington, DC and has organized numerous events for leading international policy influencers in North America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Maame holds a BA in International Relations and a MSc in Development Studies. She is actively involved in forward-thinking initiatives that support the growth and development of young leaders. She is also a member of the Diaspora African Women's Network (DAWN).