July 7, 2019

Ahaspora Joins Team Ghana in Hosting HALI Indaba 2019

Ahaspora served as a member of the Hosting and Planning Committee of this year’s HALI Indaba. Indabas (meaning conference in Zulu) take place annually to enable HALI members across Africa share best practices for supporting HALI African students in their pursuit of higher education. This year’s Indaba was held in […]
July 7, 2019

Ahasporans Garner Support Towards Stabilizing the Cedi

February saw a spark in conversations on the Ahaspora listserv about the decline of the Ghanaian Cedi against the US Dollar. As of February 28, 2019, the Ghanaian Cedi was pegged at an alarming GhC 5.54 against 1USD (fast-forward to June 2019, we are still at 5.4…)… This had several […]
July 7, 2019

Mentee Spotlight on Rauda Salihs

My name is Rauda Salihs, an alumni from the 2016 Yale Young African Scholars Program (YYAS) organised in Ghana. When my participation in the YYAS program ended, I assumed it was my sole responsibility to pursue my dreams to study abroad and I had no idea where to start from…but […]
January 31, 2019

How to Run a Successful Business in Ghana

Kambey Akari recently came back home to Ghana from a whirlwind of a life journey that took him all around the world as a kid, teenager, and a young adult. A researcher with active interest in the sciences and math; structures and patterns, are also of great interest to him. […]
January 25, 2019

Joining Ahaspora Menteeship: Was it worth it?

Prior to my attendance of the Ahaspora Mentorship conference in December 2017, I’d submitted an application for which I waited anxiously for a decision. As it turned out, I had been chosen and I was very excited! As I journeyed to the World Bank Ghana office for the conference, I […]
January 25, 2019

The Fraud of Mobile Money Fintech

OverviewMobile money transfers have resulted in financial inclusion for the poor and unbanked in developing economies. Mobile handset infiltration in rural settings coupled with diverse use of mobile phones, improvement of Point of Sale devices and other new technologies have had positive impact on mobile transactions. In Ghana, there are […]
January 25, 2019

Ahaspora Backs Ghana’s 2019 ‘Year of Return’ Initiative

Four hundred years after slaves were forced to set sail towards the Caribbeans and Americas, Ghana is opening its arms to its Diasporan children the world over, to come back home. The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) under the direction of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture is spearheading the […]
January 20, 2019

Royal Visit Ghana – the unique bond between Ghana & the UK

There are some who think that the Royal visit to Ghana was all fun and glitz. To an extent, it did showcase some of Ghana’s finest cultural experiences and talents. However, what is also true is that their Royal Highnesses, the Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall’s visit […]
January 20, 2019

Ahaspora Collaborates with US-Ghana Alumni to Celebrate Nancy Keteku

After over 28 years of promoting higher education in Ghana across 25 other countries in West and Central Africa, the United States’ Regional Educational Advising Coordinator, Nancy Keteku, retired in 2018. Having made an impact in the lives of several Ahasporans, it was only ideal that we honour her for […]
January 20, 2019

TAP Episode 3: The Right Mindset to Move Back to Ghana

Every country and its people have their own peculiar ways. As much as there is excitement and positivity in moving back home, many returnees have confirmed that with the excitement, there was equally frustration and even fear as they navigated building a life in their motherland.Whether you have never lived […]
December 16, 2018

10 Must-Have Ghanaian Gifts for Christmas & New Year

Paapa Santa Clause is coming to town and we’re sharing a selection of wonderful returnee-owned holiday gift suggestions – from us, by us. Many of us moved back and have fallen into a business we hardly intended, but love. Let’s support each other and patronize from the below “made-in-Ghana” gifts […]
December 11, 2018

Ahaspora Mentor Spotlight on Franklin Hiagbe

Franklin jumps at any opportunity to give back so he spends his days volunteering with a number of NGOs like the Ahaspora Mentoring Program; The Rheumatology Initiative that is creating awareness about Autoimmune conditions in Ghana and Africa; The Great Thinkers Club that serves the needs of less privileged communities […]
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