Meet Michael Ackon: The Multifaceted Change Maker Revolutionizing Communications and Social Impact

Michael Ackon is a young and versatile change maker who is poised at using his skills in communication, public relations and technology to make an impact.

In 2022, he won the MTN Pulse Business Challenge; an annual competition for tertiary students to unearth their entrepreneurial strengths. In April that year, he was awarded Blogger/Writer on campus by Classic Awards.

His career in communications started in 2019 as a graphic designer, photographer and typist at a printing shop. He has since improved and learned skills in social media and digital marketing communications. He has secured media placements for clients in top Ghanaian outlets like GhanaWeb,, Myjoyonline, etc. and managed social media accounts of brands like the International Youth Fellowship Ghana (IYF Ghana), UPSA SRC, and others.

His team in the U.S.-Africa Green Leaders Academy (2023) was awarded a $1000 grant to launch a climate-smart agriculture project. He engaged over 2000 youth during the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH)’s 1.8 Billion Campaign through YouthKommunity. He has also volunteered with UNICEF Ghana as a U-Reporter, UNFPA Ghana, and other organizations.

Currently, he is a columnist on, where he shares success stories of achievers and other articles on professional development, and a social media Ambassador for Global Landscapes Forum. He is in his final year at the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations Management. He also works as a freelance communications consultant.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Michael actively contributes to various extracurricular activities. He serves as the Campus Director for the Hult Prize Foundation and chairs the Youth Board for Young Reporters for the Environment Ghana. His passion for social impact led him to coauthor a thesis on “Influence of CSR Initiatives on Organization’s Reputation: A Case Study of MTN Ghana”.

Additionally, his service in student leadership in Ghana is evident in his role as an appointee for the University Students’ Association of Ghana, UPSA Student Representative Council, among others.

In the next few years, Michael envisions inspiring young people globally through communications, international relations, business and social impact projects. He is open to collaboration with like-minded individuals and organizations. He can be reached via LinkedIn (@mikeackon) or Email (