What started as an expat brainstorm at a Decatur coffee shop is now celebrating 10 years of impact in West Africa. Formed as a gathering place for local women hailing from Ghana, the Ghanaian Women’s Association of Georgia has also always had a charitable impulse at its core.
Editor’s note: The following is a commentary piece written by Zack Lindsey, a second-year law student at the University of Georgia who participated in the global externship program this summer. Disclosure: The law school’s Dean Rusk Center for International Law, which runs the program, is a Global Atlanta advertiser. Ten years ago, Ghana passed the Read more
An app developed at the University of Georgia is partially responsible for the Jan 23 announcement that the World Poultry Foundation has been awarded a four-year $21.4 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to enhance poultry production in Africa. Justin Fowler, an assistant professor in the UGA Poultry Science Department, released the Read more
An Atlanta real estate partnership has announced plans to build what could eventually amount to a $6.5 billion entertainment district anchored by a soccer stadium in the West African nation of Ghana.
With Liberia’s Ebola crisis officially over, Cynthia Blandford, the West African country’s Atlanta-based honorary consul, has put a “re-engagement policy” in overdrive. The continued support for Ms. Blandford’s local initiatives on behalf of Liberia was evident at the “United for Liberia” ball held the evening of Sept. 26 on behalf of the University Consortium for Read more
Fifty Mandela Fellows, who will be participating in programs at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University and the School of Business at Clark Atlanta University, will be hosted by the city of Atlanta and its Office of Film and Entertainment at a welcome reception Tuesday evening where they will learn of Read more
Ghana is considering appointing an honorary consul in Atlanta as commercial connections between the West African nation and Georgia intensify, Ambassador Joseph Henry Smith told Global Atlanta during a recent visit.
Atlanta’s status as the “African American capital of the world” gives the city a unique platform to promote trade and investment with the continent, Ghana’s minister of trade and industry told Global Atlanta Tuesday. “New York can’t make that claim. Chicago can’t make that claim. Los Angeles can’t make that claim. They may be bigger cities with bigger economies, but Atlanta can use that historical Read more
The African Diaspora Marketplace, an initiative that helps small to mid-size businesses break into Africa, has returned this year with a newly refined focus on keeping projects alive over the long-haul. Born in 2009 from a partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Western Union Co., the initiative hosts a biennial competition Read more
Gaining U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker as a speaker was a coup for Atlanta’s Africa trade conference in November, but one of the most poignant moments as when five African diplomats asked American business leaders and policy makers not to turn their backs on West Africa economically.