U.S. Launches University Partnerships Initiative with Two Inaugural Projects at KNUST

ACCRA –The U.S. Embassy in Accra and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) formally launched the U.S. State Department Bureau of African Affairs’ University Partnerships Initiative (UPI) at an in-person and virtual launch ceremony on the KNUST campus on Wednesday October 14, 2020.  The event was presided over by Professor Rita Akosua Dickson, PhD, Vice-Chancellor of KNUST.  Assistant Secretary of …

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Academy of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Virtual Launch of Phase Two – PAO Virginia Elliott’s Remarks

Counselor for Public Affairs Virginia Elliott’s Remarks Academy of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Virtual Launch of Phase Two September 22, 2020 2:00p.m. – 4:00p.m. Good afternoon!  Thank you Mrs. Shola Safo-Duodo for your kind introduction and thank you to the team at the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Regional Leadership Center (RLC) for hosting this virtual launch …

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American Universities Visit Ghana

The U.S. Embassy in Accra recently welcomed officials from two American universities visiting Ghana to promote opportunities for Ghanaian students.  Counselor for Public Affairs Roberto Quiroz II, Cultural Attaché Elizabeth Ategou, Regional Educational Advising Coordinator (REAC) for EducationUSA in West and Central Africa Diane Weisz Young, Regional Public Engagement Specialist (REPS) Alison F. McKee, and EducationUSA …

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U.S. Embassy Ghana Promotes Youth Leadership and Unity across Africa

Accra – U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Christopher J. Lamora hosted a Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) celebratory and networking event that gathered members from all three branches of the YALI family: Mandela Washington Fellows, YALI Regional Leadership Center participants, and active members of the online YALI Network.  The event was an opportunity to recognize the contributions of these young leaders, and …

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Welcome Reception Held for 2018 Ghana Cohort of Mandela Washington Fellowship

On October 11, 2018, a welcome reception was held for the  Ghana cohort of the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship. Speaking at the reception, Chargé d’Affaires Christopher J. Lamora highlighted the value of creating space for talented, motivated individuals to gather, learn, share experiences, and help one another grow. He congratulated one of the fellows, Sena Nyame for …

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Ghanaian Youth to Study in the USA

On June 21, the U.S. Embassy in Accra welcomed four Ghanaian senior high students, their parents, and a teacher for an orientation session prior to their three week visit to the United States of America under the Pan African Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP).  The students are Emma Hawa, from Tamale Girls Senior High School, Atubsaan …

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Ambassador Welcomes Back Ghanaian Teachers from ILEP/TEA Fellowship

On May 23 2018, Ambassador Robert P. Jackson welcomed back to Ghana five high school teachers following their visit to the United States under the International Leaders for Education (ILEP) and the Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) programs. The Ambassador congratulated them on their visit, and solicited their observations on the highlights from their trip.  …

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Six Senior High School Teachers From Ghana Selected for Education Fellowships in the U.S.

Six Ghanaian senior high school teachers have been selected to participate in the International Leaders in Education (ILEP) and Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) programs. The International Leaders in Education Program (ILEP) and the Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA) bring outstanding secondary school teachers of English, math, science, social studies, and special education from …

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