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The Lazy Dawn of Ecomodernity

Ceres21, SUM and BI are organizing an open seminar on ecomodernityA team of scholars from Europe, China and Africa will launch comparative perspectives on ecomodernity in business, culture and politics. They will be challenged by a group of international commentators


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Project team Ghana


The University of Ghana

The University of Ghana was founded in 1948 as the university college of the Gold Coast on the recommendation of the Asquith Commission on Higher Education in the British colonies, for the purpose of providing for and promoting university education, learning and research. It gained a full status as a university in 1961 through an Act of Parliament on October 1, 1961 (Act 79). The University of Ghana is the oldest and largest university in the country with a current student population of about 29,754, representing male/female ratio of 2:1. The university has a senior administrative and professional staff of about 128, and senior teaching staff of about 865. The academic life of the university is centred around colleges, faculties, institutes/schools and centres of Research/Learning. The faculties include: the Arts, Engineering Sciences, Sciences, Social Studies, and the University of Ghana Business School.

The University of Ghana is a member of the International Association of Universities (IAU), the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and the Association of African Universities (AAU). The university is also a member of the league of world universities comprising 47 renowned research universities all over the world. The university is also linked to the Norwegian Universities Committee for Development Research and Education (NUFU), the Council for Educational Exchange (CIEE) based in New York City, International Exchange Programme (ISEP) and the Common wealth Universities Exchange Consortium (CUSAC), among others.

Project Team Accra, Ghana

Audrey GadzekpoThe team includes Dr. Audrey Gadzekpo, a Senior Lecturer and Ag. Director School of Communication Studies, University of Ghana.  She has been a visiting scholar at Northwestern University, and her teaching and research interests focus primarily on various aspects of the media in Africa (development, gender, politics and governance). She also has more than 20 years of practical experience as a journalist, working variously as a reporter, editor, contributor, columnist, talk show host, socio-political commentator, and magazine publisher/editor.


Joseph YaroDr. Joseph Awetori Yaro is a Senior Lecturer of the Department of Geography, University of Ghana. His main research interest concerns sustainable development in rural Africa. He teaches courses in Rural Development, Research Methods, Philosophy in Geography, and Resource Analysis.  He is currently working on issues of land rights vulnerabilities; food price rises and food insecurity; and climate change adaptations. He is also a visiting scholar at the Department of Human Geography during the annual Summer School program at the University of Oslo, Norway


Tia TahayaMr. Tia Yahaya is an M-Phil student and a Graduate Assistant in the Department of Geography and Resource Development. His research interest is in the area of medical geography and rural development. He has five years of professional teaching experience in geography in the Senior High School.

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