Atlanta‘s ambition to become increasingly connected with the continent of Africa will take another step forward next year as its local Liberian consulate and Ghana‘s chamber of commerce collaborate with the National Black MBA Association on an educational and trade mission to West Africa Feb. 16-24. Jesse Tyson, president and CEO of the association, told Read more
The World Trade Center Savannah’s most recent deep dive looking into where to focus its international outreach has turned up at least a few results that might seem unconventional to those outside the city. Three out of the five top contenders were European partners — Germany, the United Kingdom and Ireland — with longstanding investment Read more
The Ghanaian Women’s Association of Georgia is once again accepting applications for a scholarship aimed at furthering the influence of women of Ghanaian origin. The Atlanta-based nonprofit, whose main goal is to outfit maternity wards in the West African country with beds and medical equipment, marked its 10th anniversary last year by reaching into the Read more
Since 1996 when the Olympic rowing, canoeing and kayaking events were held at Lake Lanier, the venue’s prestige has grown exponentially. Now known as Lake Lanier Olympic Park, it has drawn a host of prestigious events including U.S. national championships in all three sports. Two years ago it was the site for the Pan-American Championships drawing Read more
Kennesaw State University has presented its International Achievement Awards this year to a wide range of recipients including an authority on classical architecture and urban planning, three entrepreneurial sisters from Cartagena, Colombia, a member of the faculty of the university’s business school, and a vice chancellor of a university in Ghana. Rodney Mims Cook Jr., Read more
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