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Future of Ghana 2019 Top 30 U30


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Ghana's Top 30 U30 for 2019

The Future of Ghana Publication is an annual publication dedicated to showcasing and nurturing Ghana’s leading talent from around the world. The publication features Ghana’s Top 30 Under 30 pioneering young talent impacting industries globally and forward thinking articles and features.

The publication transcends stereotypes, highlighting the unsung contributions future leaders and organisations are making to the Ghana’s and the world’s economic development.

For distribution enquires please contact: press@futureofghana.com

For Press and Media enquires, please contact Mr Anim-Antwi: bantwi@futureofghana.com

 
  • "It is refreshing to see young Ghanaians in the Diaspora so forward thinking and genuinely passionate about our nation’s future. I can see history in the making."

    James Barnor - Patron & Ghana's first photo journalist

  • "It is heart warming to realize that young people of Ghanaian heritage are mobilizing themselves to contribute to the development efforts of their motherland, Ghana"

    H.E. Ambassador Victor Emmanuel Smith - Ghana High Commissioner (UK)

  • "Although am not Ghanaian, I believe that I am a global citizen thus the future of Ghana is relevant to me too"

    Ashesi University Student - Ghana

THEME: From Talk to Action: “Contributing Our Skills & Time For Ghana’s Development…”

DATE: Thursday 28th March 2019

TIME: 18:30 – 20:30 GMT

LOCATION: House of Commons, House of Commons, London

MORE INFO: Our forum will also host an esteemed panel of speakers have either secured jobs, volunteered or set up businesses in Ghana and the UK. We will also have an informed Q&A discussion will explore the How, What and Why question by dissecting the theme into the following three topical question areas:

How do I find genuine volunteering or employment opportunities in Ghana?

What are the benefits of volunteering or working in Ghana? – What’s the process?

Why or should I return (visit) Ghana?- Is the hype genuine? If so why?

REGISTER TO ATTEND: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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2019 Top 30 U30 Judging Panel


Akosua Annobil

TERRY AFRAM

Mavis Osei

Essie Bartels

Derek Andrews Safo

This year’s Publication launched on March 6th 2018. In addition to showcasing Ghana’s Top 30 Under 30 pioneering youth from around the world, the Publication also features forward thinking articles, features and interviews highlighting key industries, innovators and organizations vision for Ghana and Africa.

The nomination process began in October 2017 and closed December 2017. The top 30 are independently selected by the 2018 Future of Ghana Judges. The selection was based on content provided by nominators and the guiding nomination criteria made public at the start of the campaign. The framework used to select the Top 30 U30 is guided by a constitution which can be read here:

The Publication is entering it’s forth year and is a benchmark that is helping to catalyse and encourage greater youth participation with the development of Ghana whilst acting as a visual source of inspiration for the emerging generation and a talent resource for investors and organizations.

SECOND GENERATION DIASPORA RESEARCH REPORT


  • "So I think being Ghanaian is about traditions, customs and language - and language being the big factor. As much as I can say I feel Ghanaian in a sense, there still a resistance there…because I speak brofo Twi."

    Focus Group Participant - FOG Research Report 2018

  • "My mum never sat me down and said this is my culture. My dad never, you know…we basically heard all the negatives…That’s why now I really want to learn as much as I can so I can pass it on.”

    Focus Group Participant - FOG Research Report 2018

  • "If somebody has died yes, you can make a contribution and manage it. But otherwise, for me it’s an investment. It can be a £100 to £1 million. Like an investment, you must have a return.”

    Focus Group Participant - FOG Research Report 2018

This study explores the financial and social remittance practices of second-generation British-Ghanaians and the factors that influence their motivations to engage with Ghana in these ways. The study employed a mixed methods design and consisted of an online survey, focus group discussions, and key informant interviews for data collection. For each stage of the study there were 493, 25 and 8 participants respectively. The study found that the dominant form (almost half) of engagement among second-generation British-Ghanaians is sending social remittances, which are defined as the knowledge, ideas and social capital ‘sent’ to migrant/diaspora home countries. Education, health and entrepreneurship were considered high priority in this regard. Language fluency and a strong sense of cultural identity were the strongest predictors of social remittance sending.

The study also found that a significant proportion of British-Ghanaians (almost a third) send financial remittances for family support, housing expenses, and investments purposes. Self-identification as Ghanaian, British-Ghanaian or British strongly correlated with the desire to remit financially with the latter being the least likely to remit financially. Additionally, the study found that second-generation British-Ghanaian women are more likely to remit than second-generation British-Ghanaian men and the overwhelming majority of second-generation British-Ghanaians (84%) would consider relocating to Ghana, with 40% planning to do so within the next decade.

DOWNLOAD the report today CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

For more information:
W: www.futureofghana.com/fogreport
E: research@futureofghana.com

 

FOG Global Team Members


Arnold Sarfo-Kantanka

Chair & Co-Founder

Ben Anim-Antwi

Editor-in-Chief & Director of Communications

Samuel Mensah-Bonsu

Creative Director

Sandra Osei-Asare

Programme Manager

Dr Jermaine Bamfo

Deputy Editor

Derrick Owusu Amoako

PR Manager

Benjamina Dadzie

Digital Communications Officer

Pearl Boateng

Head of Research

Francis Addai

FOG Research Team

Noreen Dove

FOG Research Team

Kirstie Kwarteng

FOG Research Team

Nora Mistersky

Client Services Executive

Celine Akosua Henry

Research/Administrator (Intern)

Queenstar Amponsah

Country Manager / Belgium

Lucy Larbi

Regional Manager (Germany)

Martina Offeh

FOG Germany Team

Jeff-Jacobsen-Kwarteng

FOG Germany Team

Lyn Birago Kakyire

FOG Germany Team

Elina Fechtner Addo

FOG Germany Team

Whitney-Kyeremateng

FOG Germany Team

Phillip Harms

FOG Germany Team

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