Our Team

H.E. Prof. Dr. Ambassador Tal Edgars, PhD

Head of Diplomacy &  Honorary Advisor

H.E. Prof. Dr. Ambassador Tal Edgars, PhD, NCPC Head of Government Affairs in Canada is a multi-award winning, well known business authority, global mentor, erudite speaker of note, diplomat and a cutting-edge strategist with an outstanding record in planning, managing and executing edge strategist with an outstanding record in planning, managing and executing highly successful private and public-sector initiatives in Africa, Europe, America and Asia. Read More

Ana Manduley Atarodian

Founder & Head of Strategies

Ana Manduley Atarodian has held executive roles for over 25 years in support of building global alliances and including numerous country governments, embassies and STEM (i.e. systems engineering, health and including radiology & oncology). Ms. Manduley Atarodian specializes in global business development, consulting, dignitary advisory management, marketing, systems engineering, content development & events development. Read More 

Steven Blessing Ackah


Founder & Head of Government Relations

Steven Blessing Ackah is a youth and start-up coach, the Founding President of Transform  Ghana Peace Project, award-winning initiator - Africa Achievers Merit  Award 2016 (Ankoma Foundation BookAid Initiative Ghana), member of  NEEWARG, a USAID Coordinated Election Group by the National Peace  Council, West Africa Network for Peace Building, Kofi Annan  Peacekeeping and Training Centre, Read More

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The UAE-Africa Mentoring and Development Consortium (UAMDC) envisions to become a global platform for the youth in the United Arab Emirates, Africa, Middle East and other parts of the world. This project was given birth through a speech that was recently posted by the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum: “We are  building a new reality of our people, a new future for our children, and  a new model of development.” And a speech by the First President of Ghana, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah: “It is possible now to  envisage the date when every child, without regards as to whether her parents are rich or poor, will be able to develop her talents to the  fullest degree.”

MISSION: The Mission of this project is to advance the causes of youth  integration through mentoring and development of innovative ideas of the UAE-African youth, direct collaboration and engagement of all  universities in these two regions, achieve a long-term benefit of  cultural dynamics and career trend regionally, bilaterally and globally.

VISION:  UAE-AFRICA MENTORING AND DEVELOPMENT CONSORTIUM (UAMDC) shall provoke  and motivate youth to aspire for greatness through mastering skills, emphasizing individual gifts and talents, and setting educational pursuits for all youth in UAE and Africa by 2035.

To allow for this vision to crystallise, the consortium has set five objectives: 1. Establish a start-up incubator throughout all campuses in Africa and UAE. 2. Strengthen existing educational & career development platforms in Africa and UAE universities. 3. Support the establishment of alumni networks in all Universities. 4. Create more partnerships for Africa and UAE  universities, companies and governments. 5. Promote companies offering decent  jobs for Africa-UAE youth.

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