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Harvard Summer Programme, June – July 2014
09 Dec

Harvard Summer Programme, June – July 2014

The Harvard University summer school is one of the international programmes hosted by the University of Ghana with the International Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS) as the local coordinator. The programme is open to Harvard and non-Harvard students and includes a handful of students from the University of Ghana. The various students arrived on June 12 and 13, 2014.
Harvard Summer Programme, June – July 2014
09 Dec

Harvard Summer Programme, June – July 2014

The Centre is responsible for co-ordinating activities that utilize earth observation data from satellite to help manage fisheries resources, and also provide early warning information on ocean conditions for the benefit of artisanal fishers. The Centre is one of six Regional Centres of Excellence which will implement the Pan-African programme on Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (MESA).CV
Prof Ato Quayson’s Book Launch
09 Dec

Prof Ato Quayson’s Book Launch

City Life and the Itineraries of Transnationalism” Prof. Ato Quayson’s new book Oxford Street, Accra: City Life and the Itineraries of Transnationalism explores the history and dynamics of one of Accra’s most popular and globalized streets – the stretch of Oxford Street in the Osu district. Quayson is a professor of English and director of the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies at the University of Toronto; his book Oxford Street is based on more than 10 years on the street space, not only examining and researching the urban planning history, but also observing and dialoguing with its users on the street’s dynamic characteristics
AHP COLLOQUIUM AT IIAS: 19th February, 2014
09 Dec

AHP COLLOQUIUM AT IIAS: 19th February, 2014

The introduction of the Marriage Ordinance of 1884 radically affected the institution of marriage in traditional Yoruba societies. As a result of the introduction of the law, women began to take advantage of the Native Courts to apply for the dissolution of their marriages. Many of them also went ahead to remarry. Most badly hit by the divorce scourge
Position Paper: Ghana’s Exchange Rate Challenge: can we ever get out of it?
09 Dec

Position Paper: Ghana’s Exchange Rate Challenge: can we ever get out of it?

The rapid depreciation of the cedi against other major currencies destabilized the Ghanaian economy in the first eight months of 2014 and raised the economic consciousness of every Ghanaian regardless of his/her level of understanding of economic issues. I was surprised when my illiterate mother insisted that I increase her monthly remittances to account for the rapid depreciation of the cedi. Indeed, this is not the first time Ghana has experienced such turbulence in the exchange rate market.
Position Paper: Ghana and China: Opportunities for Growth?
09 Dec

Position Paper: Ghana and China: Opportunities for Growth?

Ghana and China: Seizing the Opportunities for Growth The problem Ghana had with illegal Chinese miners which climaxed in the setting up of a government task force in 2013 and the deportation of several Chinese citizens and the vexing complications that have attended the repayment and disbursement terms of the $3.0 billion Chinese loan in the oil sector need not eclipse the big picture: that the majority of Chinese companies (both state and private) and entrepreneurs are investing legally across many sectors.
Human Rights as a Global Conversation about Human Dignity
09 Dec

Human Rights as a Global Conversation about Human Dignity

Scholars and writers who study “human rights” have done so in various ways. In his study of “An Akan Perspective on Human Rights,” the Ghanaian philosopher Kwasi Wiredu defined “human rights” as “claims that people are entitled to make … by virtue of their status as human beings.

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