The International Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS) – Ghana, in collaboration with the Centre for Demographic and Allied Research (CDAR) – Nigeria and “Centre Ivoirien de Recherche Economique et Social” (CIRES) – Ivory Coast, is undertaking a research project entitled, “International Remittances, Poverty and Inequality: the West African case. The Project is being funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).Project Objectives
IIAS serves as a centre for hosting fellows on the African Humanities Programme. Fellows from other African countries take up residencies with IIAS for a period of about two to three months to enable them have the opportunity to carry out their research and writing. The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) provides visiting fellows with residential stipends.Project Objectives
The main objective of this programme is to foster scholarly exchange and intellectual community among Fellows of African Humanities.
By: Professor Ato Quayson, FGA, FRSC, University of Toronto,
Canada, Senior Fellow – IIASTheme: Accra: From Ethno-Politics to GlobalizationLecture 1: Ethno-Politics, Colonial Space-Making and Town PlanningAbstract
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.
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
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
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
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.