Event Date and time: Friday 11th November 2016 | 6:30 PM – 08:00 PM

Venue details: Alumni Lecture Theatre, Paul Webley Wing, | Senate House, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG

Organisers: The Royal African Society  |

Star 100 – The Professional Ghanaian Network | richard@star100.org

Event website: Ghana: Where to now? Election Panel Discussion and launch of ‘Positioning Ghana’

Event cost: £5

Speakers:

Nana Ampofo, Partner & Co-Founder, Songhai Advisory;

Michael Ansah, Chairman, New Patriotic Party (NPP) UK;

Gideon Okai, Communications Team, National Democratic Congress (NDC) UK;

Jeff Turner, Visiting Lecturer, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds & Positioning Ghana contributor.
Chair: Richard Tandoh (Star 100)

We will begin with a statement by Prof. Nana Araba Apt (Emerita Dean of Academic Affairs, Ashesi University College, Ghana, & Editor of Positioning Ghana) who is unfortuantely no longer able to join us in person.

Over the past 20 years, governing parties have made tremendous efforts to achieve economic development, reduce poverty and boost living standards in Ghana, with varied results.  As the country heads to the polls this December, it is a good time to consider what the priorities should be for her next government.

This event brings together representatives of Ghana’s two main political parties, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP), alongside academics and analysts to discuss key issues such as democracy and governance, infrastructure, education, health and technology.

These themes are explored in depth in a newly published book, Positioning Ghana: Challenges and Innovations, which will also be launched at the event.  This collection, edited by Professor Nana Araba Apt, who will be speaking on the day, brings together 18 academics, public officers and human development activists to present their ideas about strategies needed to advance Ghana’s development.  The focus is very much on solutions.

Light refreshments will be served.  Signed copies of the book will be on sale at £20.

Presented in partnership with Star 100 – The Professional Ghanaian Network

£5. Please register on Eventbrite
Free for RAS Members – email ras_events@soas.ac.uk for info

 

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