21-year-old Joseph Awuah-Darko is a British-born Ghanaian social entrepreneur. He is currently a student at Ashesi University offering a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and has also studied at the Saïd Business School at Oxford University. Joseph Awuah-Darko was recently recognised this year on Ghana’s Independence- 6th March 2018- as a Future Of Ghana 30 Under 30 Pioneer and his social enterprise Akwaaba & Co was recognised by the BBC World Service, Al Jazeerah and the Business & Financial Times as one of the ‘Most Inspiring Startups’ of 2018.
He is the founder of the Agbogblo.Shine Initiative, an NGO which seeks to mitigate the deplorable environmental degradation at ‘Africa’s Largest E-waste Dump’ found in Ghana – Agbogbloshie, and for his efforts in this capacity, Mr. Awuah-Darko was awarded as an Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society by the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust.
He also considers himself to be a creative. In February of 201, he created the award-winning logo design for the Creative Arts Council under the Ministry of Tourism lead by Gyankroma Akufo-Addo. He was recently recognized by the MasterCard Foundation, awarded a grant as a finalist for their ‘Young African Artist’ selection for 2018 and a supporting grant from the Ford Foundation. Finally, Joseph Awuah-Darko will be the youngest Ghanaian in modern history to hold a solo exhibition at Accra’s first contemporary art gallery – the Gallery 1957 at the Kempinski Hotel.
Joseph is a member of the Accra Polo Club, winning the Range Rover Africa Cup in August of 2015 in South Africa where he represented Ghana.