Since its formation in 1997 Africa Youth Peace Call has been teaching free-market ideas and skills to the people of Africa.
- Educate young minds about classical liberal philosophy (libertarianism)
- Campaign for economic freedom
- Encourage entrepreneurship in Africa
- Teach comprehension of free-market economics
- Enable self-sufficiency
- Show Africans how to spread these concepts to other Africans
- Spread these voluntary ideals throughout the world
- Free markets for a better Africa
Afrikanus Kofi Akosah Adusei (President)
Kofi is a journalist by profession and a youth activist since 1997. A former socialist, he was one of Ghana’s two delegates to the first ever African Youth Parliament in 2003, and the ultimate winner of the Mont Pelerin Society Essay Competition 2007 for Africans under age thirty.
Professor Ken Schoolland
Ken is currently an Associate Professor of Economics and Political Science at Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for Individual Liberty, a Sam Walton Fellow for Students in Free Enterprise, a member of the Board of Scholars for the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii. He has authored two books –
- The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible: A Free Market Odyssey (now published in 40 languages)
- Shogun’s Ghost: The Dark Side of Japanese Education (in two languages)
Ms. Helena Yeboah
Ms. Yeboah is a professional educator with 30 years experience as a classroom teacher, headmistress and administrator. Currently she is involved in business and farming. She is also the founder and Executive Director of Hope for Women Inc., an NGO. She has been with AYPC as a patroness and funder since its inception in 1997 as a youth organisation.
Dr. Warren Coats
Dr. Coats retired from the International Monetary Fund in 2003 as Assistant Director of the Monetary and Financial Systems Department. Prior to holding that position, he served as visiting economist to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and to the World Bank, and was Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Virginia from 1970-75.
Currently, he serves on the board of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, and is Senior Monetary Policy Advisor to the Central Bank of Iraq, an ADB consultant to the National Bank of Kazakhstan on inflation targeting, and a BearingPoint consultant to the Central Bank of Libya on monetary policy.
His most recent book is One Currency for Bosnia: Creating the Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Mr. Louis James
Louis is currently Senior Editor/Analyst for Casey Research, LLC, an investment publication company led by the legendary libertarian investment guru, Doug Casey. He is also a director of the International Society for Individual Liberty.
Photo of Louis James in Ghana with Kofi (second to the last article on the page.)
Michael W. Dean
Michael is an author, filmmaker, musician and libertarian activist. His films include D.I.Y. OR DIE: How To Survive As An Independent Artist and Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow. He wrote the books $30 Film Schooland A User’s Manual For The Human Experience. He has toured Europe and America speaking at colleges, museums and youth centers.
Michael sang and played in the bands The Beef People, Baby Opaque, Bomb and Right Arm of Wyoming. He enjoys his wife, the First, Second and Tenth Amendments, and his cats.
In 2009 he moved from Los Angeles to Casper, Wyoming “to be left alone by the government as much as possible.”
Michael does the weekly libertarian podcast “Freedom Feens” with Neema Vedadi. In his spare time, Michael also functions as AYPC’s webmaster.
Neema Vedadi is a libertarian hip-hop artist, filmmaker and network TV reporter. He won the 2010 Wyoming Association of Broadcasters award for Best News Piece. He now lives in eastern Washington State.