Special Event Speaker

Actor Hakeem Kae-Kazim

Actor Hakeem Kae-Kazim, classically trained in the UK at the highly regarded Bristol Old Vic and soon after graduation was invited to join the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Hakeem’s list of impressive credits include Pirates of the Caribbean III, Lost, Cane with Jimmy Smits, Law & Order: SVU with Mariska Hargitay, The Triangle with Sam Neill, The Librarian with Gabrielle Anwar, X-Men: Wolverine with Hugh Jackman, The 4th Kind alongside Milla Jovovich and Darfur with Billy Zane. Hakeem is often recognized for his recurring role as Colonel Dubaku, through which he wowed audiences with his stunning performance in 24’s’ Season 7, and in the prequel movie Redemption.

Maureen Nabila Cowan

Maureen Nabila Cowan is currently working as a research assistant on GET’s Antimicrobial Resistance project. She is a first-generation Nigerian-American based in the United States. She is dedicated to the progression of biomedical research and its applications to topics of public health and biosecurity on the African continent. Maureen completed her B.A. at the University of Virginia, with a double major in Biology and Psychology in 2015.

Prof Godfrey B. Tangwa

Professor Godfrey B. Tangwa is the Chairperson of the Cultural, Anthropological, Social and Economic (CASE) Working Group of the GET Consortium and the Founder and Chairperson of the Cameroon Bioethics Initiative (CAMBIN).

His academic background is in philosophy with a B.A. from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, an M.A. from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile Ife, and a PhD from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan.  He is one of the leading bioethicists of Africa and a fellow of both the Cameroon Academy of Sciences and the African Academy of Science.

Prof Eholie Serge Paul

Professor EHOLIE Serge Paul,  Professor of Tropical and Infectious Diseases in the Medical School of University, Félix HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire;
Medical Doctor in the Unit of Infectious Disease, Treichville University Teaching
Hospital, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire,
President of African Network for HIV Practicionners on HIV/AIDS (ANEPA)
Vice-President of Alliance Francophone des Acteurs de Santé contre le VIH
General Secretary of the Ivorian Society forTropical and Infectious Diseases
Member of African Society for Infectious Diseases
Member of the governing council of the International AIDS Society
Deputy treasurer of Society for AIDS in Africa
Deputy director of INSERM International Research Center of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Co-Chair of Clinical Guidelines developing Group of WHO HIV guidelines 2013, 2015
Member of Guidelines Developping Group for WHO HCV guidelines 2014