The Jackson Institute of Innovation and Leadership (JIIL) held the 6th edition of its Voices of Innovation in Leadership and Management (JIIL Leadership Convo) programme, with the theme ‘Agripreneurship’. The aim of the programme was to provide new insights into agriculture for both established and aspiring agripreneurs.
The keynote speaker for the event was Oheneba Yaw Sarpong Siriboe I, Akyempemhene of Juaben Traditional Area who doubles as the 2022 National Best Farmer and CEO of Siriboe Farms. During his speech, Oheneba Yaw Sarpong Siriboe I shared his wealth of experience in his 20-year journey in the agricultural sector and highlighted the importance of embracing agriculture and harnessing its immense opportunities, especially for the youth.
He encouraged the participants to start their own journey and not give up when they fall in the pursuit of their dreams. He further advised them to find mentors to learn from experienced minds and gain wisdom from their successes and failures. Despite acknowledging that the journey hadn’t been easy, he encouraged the participants to not give up when they fall in the pursuit of their dreams but to rise smarter and more intelligently as quitting is the bane of every endeavour they embark on.
Oheneba Yaw Sarpong Siriboe I’s words of encouragement and advice were invaluable, inspiring the participants to embrace their dreams and invest in education to catch up with modern trends in the business. He commended JIIL for their exceptional efforts in facilitating the connection between academia and industry by organizing innovative and practical seminars. Their commendable initiative has enabled both parties to exchange knowledge, ideas, and practical experiences, ultimately leading to a more informed and productive citizenry.
The interactive session also provided a platform for participants to ask questions and network. Notable among the participants were Nana Agyemang Duah Katakyie III, Chief Of Seinuah Divisional Area, Ahafo Region; Nana Agyei Kodie Berima, Kyidomhene of Seinuah Divisional Area, Ahafo Region; and Nana Kwabena Duah, Ankobeahene of Seinuah Divisional Area, Ahafo Region.
At the end of the event, the participants were presented with certificates of participation.
The 6th edition of the JIIL Leadership Convo was a great success, bringing together people from all walks of life to learn about agriculture and entrepreneurship. It was an excellent opportunity for participants to gain new insights into the world of agriculture and to learn from experienced minds in the industry. Overall, the programme was a testament to the JIIL’s commitment to fostering innovation and leadership in Ghana.