Emmanuel Agbeko Gamor

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Emmanuel Gamor
Emmanuel Gamor
Emmanuel Agbeko Gamor

(1985-12-31) December 31, 1985 (age 38)
EducationPRESEC Legon, West Potomac High School, University of Florida, Harvard Business School
Occupation(s)Multimedia Journalist and Social Entrepreneur[1]
Years active2009–present

Emmanuel Agbeko Gamor, (born 31 December 1985) is a former director at the office of digital and design innovation at Impact Hub Accra.[2] He is a founder for Urithi Labs, a partner for team1000words and is associated with advisory councils of the World Economic Forum.[3] He is an entrepreneur and worked as a multimedia journalist with global media alliance and a presenter for the MPwr Show at Yfm, where he covered stories on youth engagement culture and technology.[3][4][5]

Early life[edit]

Emmanuel Agbeko Gamor was born in Accra. He had his basic education at Faith Montessori school and his secondary education at Presbyterian Boys' Senior High School.[6] He continued at West Potomac High School in Virginia and then finally attend college at the University of Florida on a full scholarship.[7]

Growing up he loved stories and he enjoyed listening to stories from older family members. Even though he began with political science he was also interested in arts and journalism, and he was excited when his dad offered to get him a dslr camera if he took a journalism course. He subsequently enrolled in a photojournalism class.


While at PRESEC, he studied General Arts. He was on the editorial board and wrote articles under the pseudonym: Inferno. He was also an actor and member of the drama team throughout the 3 years of his stay at the school and was the Best Actor Award Recipient in 2002. From PRESEC, he continued at West Potomac High School, where he was president of the international club, a member of the varsity basketball team, the national honor society and the debate & forensics team.

He later gained a full scholarship to study at the University of Florida where he gained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Minor in Leadership.[8][9][10] As a Ronald E. McNair scholar, Emmanuel Gamor received several honors and awards as an undergraduate at the University of Florida. In addition to Florida Blue Key, he served on the University of Florida Homecoming Committee, as a member of the 2007 Preview Staff, on the J. Wayne Reitz Union Board of Managers, as President of Esquire and Polaris of the Gamma Omicron chapter of Iota Phi Theta[8][11] Besides a Ronald E. Mc Nair Scholar, Emmanuel Gamor is also an alumnus of the Harvard Business School Executive Education.


Gamor during the WEF conference in Davos Switzerland in 2019

His love for the arts and his passion for story telling has always been his motivation and influenced his decision to divert from political science to pursue journalism.[12] The constant interaction with individuals from various countries and cultures have shaped how he views the world and has greatly contributed to his success as a multimedia journalist.[13][14]

Briefly after graduation, he worked his way to becoming the managing editor of a community newspaper in the Washington Metro area. Emmanuel decided to relocate to Ghana in 2012 to spend time with his dad who fell ill and died in 2013.[15][12]

Emmanuel has led business development and served as multimedia journalist with Global Media Alliance. He is the co-host of a radio program, MPwr show, which engages young African leaders in weekly discussions, highlighting their successes, sharing their challenges, and fostering positive habits among this generation of change-makers.[16][17]

Emmanuel is the Director for Digital and Design Innovation at the Impact Hub Accra/Broadcasting Board of Governors Innovation Lab in Accra. He is the Founding Executive Director of Urithi Labs, a research-intuitive outfit that uses innovation in media to educate, empower and employ on the African continent.

Emmanuel works as a faculty member with the University of Stellenbosch - Executive Education on digital reputation management, he runs a podcast "Unpacking Africa" that interviews and explores multi-stakeholders in multiple industries across the African continent.

Volunteer works[edit]

Emmanuel Gamor is a former Global Shapers Accra Hub Curator for the World Economic Forum. He represented the Global Shapers Accra Hub at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, 2019. He is currently the co-Chair of the World Economic Forum, Global Shapers advisory council on Knowledge and Impact.[18]

Emmanuel volunteers with the Rotary Club of Accra-Ring Road Central and the Rotary Club of Johannesburg respectively.[19]

Awards and achievements[edit]

  • 2015 MJ Bear Fellows Honorable Mention (ONA '15 Under-30 Digital Journalism Stand-Outs)[20][21][22]
  • 2014 "Success Story powered by the Web" Google Africa Connected (Education Category) Feature[23][24][25][26]
  • 2014 Awarded "Best Male Blogger 2014", Ghana Social Media Awards[27][28][29]
  • 2014 Nominated "Best Blog" & "Best Male Blogger" Categories, Ghana Social Media Awards[30]
  • 2013 Notable Alumnus, African American Studies, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences[16]


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  2. ^ "Why the young and talented are returning to Ghana". www.bbc.com. Retrieved 2015-12-05.
  3. ^ a b "Emmanuel Gamor | Global Shapers Community". www.globalshapers.org. Archived from the original on 2015-12-08. Retrieved 2015-12-05.
  4. ^ "Start Smart at Entrepreneur's Corner: This Month's Guest Blogger: Emmanuel Gamor". blog.startsmartgh.com. Retrieved 2015-12-05.
  5. ^ "Photography & Videography Team in Ghana". Team1000words | Ghana - Africa Photography and Videography company. Retrieved 2015-12-05.
  6. ^ Donald, ThankGod. "Emmanuel Gamor on the Platform". The Royal Platform. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  7. ^ "Ceremonies Honor Students". www.clients.ellingtoncms.com. Ellington. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  8. ^ a b "Notable Alumni » African American Studies » University of Florida". afam.clas.ufl.edu. Retrieved 2015-12-07.
  9. ^ "Ceremonies Honor Students". connection.www.clients.ellingtoncms.com. Retrieved 2015-12-07.
  10. ^ "The Joyce and Thomas Moorehead Foundation - Scholarship Recipients". www.themooreheadfoundation.org. Retrieved 2015-12-07.
  11. ^ "Schools Oct. 24-31". www.connectionnewspapers.com. Retrieved 2015-12-07.
  12. ^ a b "Story-Telling From Home". Homecoming Revolution. Archived from the original on 10 December 2015. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  13. ^ "Ghanaian Named In 2015 MJ Bear Fellows Digital Journalism Stand-Outs ▷ Yen.com.gh". Yen.com.gh - Ghana news. Retrieved 2015-12-07.
  14. ^ "YFM Presenter Selected As a Panelist for World Economic Forum in South Africa". etvghana.com. Retrieved 2015-12-07.
  15. ^ "Winner of 2014 best male blogger in Ghana social media awards looks into the future". www.oralofori.com. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  16. ^ a b "Notable Alumni » African American Studies » University of Florida". afam.clas.ufl.edu. Retrieved 2015-12-09.
  17. ^ "Emmanuel Gamor". Emmanuel Gamor | World Economic Forum. Retrieved 2015-12-09.
  18. ^ "Bright Simons, 3 others to speak at Road to Davos Discourse in Accra". MyJoyOnline.com. 2020-01-16. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  19. ^ "Bright Simons, Kimathi Kuenyehia others to speak at 3rd Global Shapers Road to Davos Discourse in Accra". Citinewsroom - Comprehensive News in Ghana. 2020-01-16. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  20. ^ "ONA Names 2015 MJ Bear Fellows, Under-30 Digital Journalism Stand-Outs". Reuters. 2015-08-20. Retrieved 2015-12-09.[dead link]
  21. ^ "ONA Names 2015 MJ Bear Fellows, Under-30 Digital Journalism Stand-Outs". Yahoo Finance. Retrieved 2015-12-09.
  22. ^ "ONA Names 2015 MJ Bear Fellows, Under-30 Digital Journalism Stand-Outs | news.sys-con.com". news.sys-con.com. Retrieved 2015-12-09.
  23. ^ "Be inspired - Emmanuel, Mpwr - Africa Connected". www.africaconnected.com. Retrieved 2015-12-09.
  24. ^ "20 semi-finalists from Africa in Google competition | IT News Africa- Africa's Technology News Leader". www.itnewsafrica.com. Retrieved 2015-12-09.
  25. ^ "» Google's Africa Connected semi-finalists announced". afritorial.com. Retrieved 2015-12-09.
  26. ^ "Radio show shortlisted for Google Africa competition". www.ghananewsagency.org. Retrieved 2015-12-09.
  27. ^ "2014 best Male Blogger in Ghana". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 2015-12-09.
  28. ^ "Full List: Winners of Blogging Ghana's Blog and Social Media Awards 2014". Cranchon. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2015-12-09.
  29. ^ "Best Blogger Awards Winner Looks Into The Future | News Ghana". News Ghana. Retrieved 2015-12-09.
  30. ^ "BLOGCAMP 2014 FINALIST". afromusion. Retrieved 2015-12-09.

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