The 2019 GUBA USA Awards took place at The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York on 26th September 2019. This is the 10th anniversary of GUBA and the first edition in USA.
Congratulations to Mary Spio, the Founder and CEO and author of ‘It’s Not Rocket Science’ won African Innovator of the Year Award.
The award was presented by Mr. Joe Mensah, Managing Director of Kosmos Energy and Oppenheimer Faculty Director of Harvard University the distinguished professor Emmanuel K. Akyeampong.
”It’s an honor to represent innovators across 54 countries. I look forward to speaking at the African Forum during the United Nations General Assembly on charting Africa’s Future with Innovation.
It was a special moment to accept this award before His Excellency The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo and the First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo.
Equally amazing are all the phenomenal winners” ~ Mary Spio
Other African Presidents includes Alpha Condé President of Guinea,President of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina, and President of Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré.
Top celebrities who graced the occasion includes Hollywood actor Danny Glover, Sarkodie, Samini and more…
Other winners of the night lncludes:
Dr. Thomas Mensah – GUBA Technological Achievement Award
Kwame Akoto-Bamfo – Artist of the Year
Dr. Ave Kludze for Innovation in Science & Technology
Dr. Oheneba Boachie-Adjei – Exceptional Contribution to Medicine Award
Patrick Gyimah Awuah Jr. – Exemplary Achievement in Education Award
Nancy Abu-Bonsrah – Young Woman in Medicine Award
Simon Fuller – Public Service Award
Rosa Whitaker – Excellence in African Socio-Economic Advancement AwardRachel Naa-Du Laryea – Student Excellence Award
Richelieu Dennis – Editorial Excellence Award
Huge congrats to all the winners! Great and amazing work by Dentaa and her Team!