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Africans Rising Together: A Transformed Community for the 21st Century

The main objectives of these webinars are to inform, educate, and equip Africa’s leaders to better handle some of the important issues facing Africa in the 21st Century and to build a stronger, wiser leadership whose moral vision is the transformation of the continent.

Speakers and Moderators

Prof. Delanyo Adadevoh

AFReG Chairman, International Leadership Foundation, Founder and President

Bishop Ngwiza Mnkandla

AFReG President, Faith Ministries

Rev. Dr. Emily Obwaka

Executive Director, Teen Challenge of Kenya

Rev. Dr. Setri Nyomi

Former General Secretary, World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC)

`Matladi N. Ndlovu, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Director: Innovative Precision Medicine Partnerships Global Lead Immunology

Rev. Dr. Aiah D. Foday-Khabenje, Ph.D.

Immediate Past General Secretary of the Association of Evangelicals in Africa (AEA)

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Col. Daryl Jones (Ret.) and Lt. Col. Martha Stevenson-Jones (Ret.)

International Directors, Military Ministry of Cru

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French, Spanish, Portuguese and Swahili interpretation will be available for each of the webinars. Sign up now.

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Speakers Biographies

Prof. Delanyo Adadevoh

AFReG Chairman

Delanyo Adadevoh is Founder and President of the International Leadership Foundation (ILF). For more than four decades, he has shared insights and experiences regarding leadership development with tens of thousands of students, professionals, religious leaders, executives, diplomats and heads of state. Adadevoh has a Ph.D. in Interpretation Theories from Leeds University, England. 
He has a passion to see Africa and the world transformed with the unique distinctive of compelling moral visions based on God-centered values. To this end Adadevoh helped found the ILF with the objective of developing leaders of integrity who have the competencies to spearhead holistic transformation in Africa and beyond. The operations of ILF, with the global headquarters in Accra, Ghana, have expanded from Africa to Latin America, Europe and Asia.
Delanyo Adadevoh also serves as Associate Professor for the International Leadership University in Africa. In addition, Adadevoh serves as Chairman of the African Forum on Religion & Government. 
A citizen of Ghana, he has also lived in Nigeria, Kenya and Zimbabwe. Prof. Adadevoh and his wife, Elizabeth, have a son and two daughters and currently reside in Orlando, Florida, USA.

Rev. Dr. Emily Obwaka

Executive Director, Teen Challenge of Kenya

Rev. Dr. Emily Obwaka is a Christian leader in Africa with over 20 years of experience working in the government, local and international NGOs. As a public health specialist she has served as an advocacy and communication specialist with the Johns Hopkins University/Center for Communication Programs (JHU/CCP) for several years based in Kenya including as the Regional Technical Advisor. She has undertaken several public health consultancy assignments in Africa with local and international organizations. In the corporate world, she has served in the area of telehealth and telemedicine setting up business for overseas companies in Kenya; Hello Doctor South Africa and Dactari Health from India.
In Christian organizational leadership, Dr. Obwaka served as the Continental Coordinator for the Pan African Christian Women’s Alliance (PACWA) of the Association of Evangelicals in Africa (AEA) for several years. She led work in holistic transformational development with Life in Abundance where she now serves as a board member. She is currently the Executive Director of Teen Challenge Kenya – a ministry that helps men and women out of addiction to alcohol and other life-controlling issues. Dr. Obwaka is an ordained minister with Christ is the Answer Ministries (CITAM) and represents the church as a chaplain at the Nairobi Hospital, as well as on HOPE FM radio to answer life questions from a Biblical perspective.

Rev. Dr. Setri Nyomi ​

Former General Secretary, World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC)

Rev. Dr. Setri Nyomi is a Ghanaian pastoral theologian. Dr. Nyomi was the General Secretary of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC)—formerly the World Alliance of Reformed Churches (WARC) from April 2000 to August 2014. He was the first non-European General Secretary of this church family that unites Presbyterian, Reformed, Congregational, Waldensian and some Uniting Churches globally—serving more than 80 million Christians in about 108 countries. He served as Visiting Professor in Princeton Theological Seminary, USA in 2016 and as Visiting Professor in the Theology Faculty of the University of Goettingen, Germany in 2018. 
Rev. Dr. Setri Nyomi is currently a Senior Lecturer in Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon (Ghana) and the District Pastor of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Adenta, Ghana. Dr. Nyomi is an ecumenical leader known for his commitment to the mission of the church and its relevance to the 21st century and to the church’s role in being a beacon for justice in the world today. He is also very committed to Christian unity and ecumenical engagement. 
He is married to Mrs. Akpene Esther Nyomi; they have three adult children.  

Col. Daryl (Ret.) & Lt. Col. Martha Stevenson-Jones (Ret.)

International Directors, Military Ministry of Cru

AFReG Board Members, Col. Daryl Jones (Ret.) and Lt. Col. Martha Stevenson-Jones (Ret.) are both U.S. Air Force Academy graduates, each completing successful 20+ year flying careers before retiring in 2003 and accepting the call into full-time ministerial positions. They have served as Pastors, Missionaries in Asia and currently serve as the International Directors for the Military Ministry of Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ is known as Cru in the USA). 
Daryl and Martha’s primary responsibilities include serving with indigenous leaders in over 35 nations bringing the gospel message of hope and healing to the international military (police, customs, immigration, gendarmeire) members and their families. They also assist with global discipleship training; marriage support and mentoring leaders in building spiritual movements in countries such as Kenya, Nigeria, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Mongolia, Ukraine, Romania, Ecuador, Honduras and the Philippines.
Daryl and Martha have been married for over 37 years and are blessed with three adult children. They live in Newport News, Virginia, USA.  

`Matladi N. Ndlovu, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Director: Innovative Precision Medicine Partnerships Global Lead Immunology

Dr. ‘Matladi Ndlovu is a Director of Innovative Precision Medicine Partnerships at UCB Biopharma, currently living and working in Brussels, Belgium. She is responsible for building strategic, long-term cross-sector collaborations that combine the expertise of renown clinicians and scientists to examine aggregated large patient datasets in a holistic and systematic approach, towards identifying critical factors that help drive disease outcomes and patients’ response to treatments; these partnerships ultimately aim to derive new models of disease classification in order to provide each patient with an optimal, individualized therapy scheme and empowering them to self-care.

Dr. Ndlovu grew up in Lesotho and South Africa where she received her formative education until her Masters degree in medical biochemistry. She was awarded her Doctorate degree in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Gent in Belgium, where she specialized in epigenetics and chromatin dynamics; a discipline within molecular biology that studies how genes are turned on and off by reversible changes in the external environment and in behavior, impacting health and disease.

‘Matladi’s desire to see high-quality, innovative scientific research translated into accessible novel treatments that improve the care and quality of life for every citizen on earth, in equal measure, regardless of where they live or their background, has led her from academia to the pharmaceutical industry. She is passionate about the transformation of current healthcare systems in all countries, by integrating advances in technology and the application of network methods to large biomedical data towards timely access to person-centered care, with a focus on early intervention towards providing true precision medicine: ‘the right drug, for the right patient, at the right time,’ and ultimately to preventive medicine through effective self-management – personalized healthcare.

Rev. Dr. Aiah D. Foday-Khabenje, Ph.D.

Immediate Past General Secretary of the Association of Evangelicals in Africa (AEA)

Rev. Dr. Aiah D. Foday-Khabenje is the immediate past General Secretary of the Association of Evangelicals in Africa (AEA). Previously, he served as General Secretary of the Evangelical Fellowship of Sierra Leone, following his role as the founding Coordinator of REAPS Vocational Institute in the same organization. As General Secretary of EFSL, he was elected Chairperson of the Sierra Leone Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (SLANGO) for two consecutive terms. Other positions held include Optician at the Baptist Eye Hospital in Lunsar, Proprietor of Fo-Ny Optical Services, Senior Administrative Assistant in the University of Sierra Leone. He is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Convention of Sierra Leone.

Aiah holds a Ph.D. from South African Theological Seminary, D. Min. from Asbury Theological Seminary and M.A. from Wesley Biblical Seminary in the USA, B.Sc. and M.B.A. from University of Sierra Leone. He is Fellow of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (FBDO). Aiah is married to Almonda, and they have four adult children. He has authored, Competencies for Leading in Diversity.

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