Year of Ghana conference and business forum


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

Georgia (Mar 13, 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




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