The Summit, which took place between 19th-23rd December 2019, brought together over 2000 students and youth from Africa and the diaspora. It provided a platform for participants to deliberate on challenges confronting the African continent and come up with solutions and initiatives to tackle them.
Mr Abdul-Hamid, who is also Coordinator for the Brands and Communications Management programme, joined other scholars and global experts to discuss the prospects and challenges of artificial intelligence in the developing world.
Using his country as case study, the 2019 best marketing lecturer acknowledged the attempts by the Ghanaian government to ‘engage’ the service of drones in the deployment and delivery of blood to rural communities.
He highlighted the security implications of such ventures and urged the youth to use technology to promote the prosperity of the continent.Mr Abdul-Hamid also seized the opportunity to introduce participants to the UPSA’s Brands and Communications Management programme which he explained is very strategic in driving social change and shaping public perception in the quest to rebrand Africa.Secretary-General of the All-Africa Students Union (AASU), Mr Peter Kwasi Kodjie, in a post-event communique commended Mr Abdul-Hamid for his insight and extraordinary presentation.
“We are particularly grateful for the unique experiences you shared with the students and youth of the Continent,” Mr. Kodjie wrote.
“It was a priceless moment for them. Also, I would like to congratulate you for your extraordinary presentation, which was invaluable for all those present.”
The 2019 Africa Students and Youth Summit was under the theme: “From Promise To Action: Connecting The African Union (AU) To Its Citizens Through Students & Youth Engagement”. It was jointly organized by the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco, the All-Africa Students Union, and the Ghana-Morocco Old Students Association (GHAMOSA).