TAN (US) June 2013 Event – Medicine on the Move and Round-table with US Department of State’s IVLP Leadership Participants

Program Description


Medicine on The Move

MoM is a Ghanaian non-profit organization operating in Kpong (about two hours drive from Accra).  Its mission is to improve the lives of West Africans by providing healthcare education and regular medical services to rural communities in Ghana.

MoM is doing this by training young Ghanaian women in a comprehensive four-year program centered around aviation and health care.  This program combines the best aspects of an apprenticeship system, a vocational school, and a boarding school, and the graduates will soon constitute the core staffing for the aviation and health infrastructure which is under development.  Key principles underpinning MoM’s evolution are to ensure that MoM operates sustainably in the long run, and that the organization responds effectively and flexibly to the requirements of the rural Ghanaian environment.

The presentation will describe the training program, infrastructure development (including aircraft construction and maintenance), collaboration with other organizations, as well as the way aviation supports health services.


 US Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)

Business Development for Young Entrepreneurs

A regional Project for Africa

Each year more than 5,000 International Visitors come to the U.S. on the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). More than 200,000 International Visitors have engaged with Americans through the IVLP, including over 330 current or former Chiefs of State or Heads of Government.

Launched in 1940, the IVLP helps strengthen U.S. engagement with countries around the world and cultivate lasting relationships by connecting current and emerging foreign leaders with their American counterparts through short-term visits to the United States. The majority of IVLP exchanges include visits to four U.S. communities over three weeks, although projects vary based on themes, Embassy requests and other factors. Participants meet with professional counterparts, visit U.S. public and private sector organizations related to the project theme and participate in cultural and social activities.

TAN will host a round-table discussion with IVLP participants.  The discussion will focus on the themes of entrepreneurship, leadership, best business practices, and supporting entrepreneurs from disadvantaged backgrounds.

  • Event Program Outline:

5:00 – 5:30 PM: Registration and Networking (Lite Snack and Drinks)
5:30 – 6:15 PM: Program Presentation – Tony Stieber, Medicine on the Move
6:15 – 7:00 PM: Roundtable with IVLP Leardership Participants (see below for list of participants)
7:00 – 7:30 PM: Final Networking

Please RSVP by June 17, 2013 so that we get an accurate headcount for refreshments.

  • Tony Stieber’s Bio:  Tony was born in Ireland and his first African experience was as a secondary school teacher in a Kenyan village.  After completing his engineering degree in Dublin, he taught in a vocational school in northwestern Ghana, developed a curriculum in metalworking, and then returned to Ireland on a motorbike.  Subsequently, he worked for Hewlett Packard in Germany and California in various roles including program management, technical marketing, software internationalization, strategic alliance management, IP licensing, digital photography, user experience and as a loaned executive to a local high school district.  Tony is an active member of the Civil Air Patrol (US Air Force Auxiliary), where he is a search mission pilot. His engagement with Medicine on the Move (MoM) started when he and his wife took their children to visit his former school in Ghana in 2007.  While touring Ghana, Burkino Faso and Mali, they came across Medicine on the Move, and they were so impressed by the work of this organization, that they became deeply involved as a family.
  • US Department of State IVLP Leadership Participants:

Benin                    Mr. Joel Antime SOSSA

                                  Associate and Deputy General Manager,

                                  Comptoir de Distribution de Produits Alimentaires (CDPA) Agrisatch

Botswana             Ms. Lyndah KGASWANE

                                   Division Chief, Botswana National Youth Council (BNYC)

Burkina Faso        Mr. Philippe SAWADOGO

                                      Business Manager and Owner, Global Solutions

Cameroon             Mr. Walters Nyuyune CHIN

                                      Founder and Executive Director,

                                     Humanitarian Association of Dynamic Youths (HADY) Guiding Services

                                     Mr. Emmanuel WAMBO

                                     Financial Manager, MC2

Cote d’Ivoire        Mrs. Alloh Judith JULIETTE ESPE SORO

                                      Manager, Bureautique Informatique Batiment (BIB) de Cote d’Ivoire

                                      Mrs. Shadon KOUAO EPSE AKA

                                     Manager, Perles et Petales: La Shokotte

Djibouti                Mr. Mahdi Darar OBSIEH

                                    Director, National Investment Promotion Board

Kenya                   Ms. Margaret Wanjiku WAINAINA

                                  Project Manager, eMobilis

Mozambique        Mr. Dino Mamudo FOI

                                      Chairman, Foi Associates

Niger                    Mr. Saibou ABDOULAYE

                                 Director of Risk Analysis, International Bank of Africa

Rwanda                Mr. Donat NISHYIREMBERE

                                  Youth Entrepreneurship Officer, National Youth Council

South Africa         Ms. Langelihle Karen MHLONGO

                                      Socio-Economic Development Manager, Tongaat Hullet Limited

Sudan                   Mrs. Adla Mohamed Altyab SAIEF ELDAWLA

                                 General Manager, Al Oula Institute for Financial and Accounting Studies