Strength of Ghana’s democracy, economic development is focus of Kennesaw State conference

Daniel Ohene Agyekum

Nation’s ambassador to the U.S. among speakers at three-day “Year of Ghana” event…

Georgia (Mar 6, 2013)Nation’s ambassador to the U.S. among speakers at three-day “Year of Ghana” event

 KENNESAW, Ga. (March 6, 2013) — As part of its “Year of Ghana,” Kennesaw State University will host a three-day international conference and business forum to examine the West African nation’s status as a model for democratic governance, economic growth and sustainable development. Ghana's ambassador to the U.S. is among those scheduled to speak during the March 21-23 conference . 


The conference is part of Kennesaw State’s “Year of Ghana,” the 29th annual year-long study of a country or region of the world. Sessions include panels and discussions covering a range of topics: investing in Ghana; national security; health care; economic landscape; sociopolitical change; and the role of women. For more information, please visit


  • Daniel Ohene Agyekum, Ghana’s ambassador to the U.S.
  • George Ayittey, president, Free Africa Foundation
  • Kwesi Aning, head of research, and Col. Emmanuel Kotia, academic programs coordinator, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre
  • Larry Gbevlo-Lartey, national security coordinator, Republic of Ghana
  • Kwamina Panford, associate professor of African-American studies, Northeastern University
  • Daniel S. Papp, president, Kennesaw State University


March 21-23


Social Sciences, Bldg. #22, on the Kennesaw State campus, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw, Ga. 30144


 Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering 80 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing, and a new Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing population of 24,600 students from more than 130 countries.

 The “Year of Ghana” is a program of the Institute for Global Initiatives at Kennesaw State University.  Co-sponsors for the International Conference and Business Forum include The Coca-Cola Company, Divine Chocolate, Koch Foundation, the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center, University of Cape Coast and Kennesaw State University.



A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit