Who are we?

The International Network for the Promotion of Public Speaking in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (RIPAO) is an apolitical association created in Egypt in 2013 by nationals of 22 countries.

The Network was built on the need to support organic or organized oratorical movements on the African continent, in the Caribbean and the Pacific, as well as on the need to promote the use of speech as an educational tool for personal, social and democratic development.

RIPAO is headquartered in Alexandria, Egypt, with offices in Ghana, Cameroon, Italy, Burkina Faso, Chad, Togo and many other countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.