Special guest Franklin Cudjoe:
Franklin Cudjoe is Founding Director of Ghanaian think tank IMANI, dedicated to fostering public awareness of important policy issues concerning business, government and civil society. He is managing editor of AfricanLiberty.org and Acting Chief Evangelist of the multiple award-winning mobile technology to fight counterfeit medicines, mPedigree.NET. The Foreign Policy Magazine named IMANI, the fifth most influential think tank in Africa in 2009. Franklin is a frequent commentator in print and broadcast media about Africa’s development issues including appearances on BBC, CBC, Swiss and Swedish National TV, Austrian National Radio and varied local Ghanaian media, and has been published or quoted severally in London's Daily Telegraph, The Wall Street Journal (all three versions), Bangkok Post, Washington Times, El Mercurio (Chile), La Republica (Costa Rica),the Ottawa Citizen, the San Francisco Chronicle, Netzeitung Voice Of Germany the Ghanaian Daily Graphic, Accra Daily Mail, Ghana Web, My Joy online, and many others. He speaks to policy makers and students around the world. He is co-author of "The Water Revolution: Practical Solutions to Water Scarcity" International Policy Network press, 2006 (with forewords by Hernando de Soto Nobel Laureate nominee and Sir Ian Byatt). Franklin is co-author of “Peace and Prosperity through World Trade”, commissioned by Evian Group & the International Chamber of Commerce and published by Cambridge University Press. Cambridge, University Press, 2010. Franklin is one of nine African think tank leaders and Commissioners of The Zimbabwe Papers, a blueprint which examines the causes of Zimbabwe’s social and economic problems and offers urgent and practical reform that will enable the country to become a thriving, peaceful and prosperous country.