WAM (What About Me) Diaspora Volunteering Project (2010-2014)
Between 2010-2014 we directly mobilised & facilitate over 1,100 hours of volunteering from 78
participants from 7 different countries within the Diaspora through our seasonal volunteer project
entitled WAM Campaign. Following this, we held a diaspora youth forum in 2014
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEsxA0mL7gA) and we wrote a diaspora policy brief entitled The Future of Ghana’s youth: Engaging Ghanaian Diaspora Youth with Ghana’s Development
which was presented to then President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama and can be viewed here: https://www.slideshare.net/ArnoldSarfoKantanka/wam-campaign-policy-brief2
Policy & Advocacy: Ghana Policy Round Table Discussion: (2015)
Selected to participate in a two day MIEUX Ghana II Action Consultative Meeting in Belgium regarding the Diaspora Engagement Policy, to foster dialogue and interaction on the objectives and fundamentals of Ghana Government’s Diaspora policy framework. From the meeting, our organisation became a founding member of a European Ghana Diaspora umbrella organisation entitled FEGHADE.
Ghana Diaspora Homecoming Summit: (2017)
Core member of planning & organising committee for the President of Ghana’s 2017 Diaspora Homecoming Summit that was attended by over 1,000 individuals from the Ghana Diaspora America, Asia, Europe and Africa communities. Our organisation managed the entire social media strategy; during the Summit, the unique hash-tag developed trended number one in Ghana.
Diaspora Engagement Forum: (2017 & 2018)
Partnered with AFFROD to coordinate, promote and implement a multi-stakeholder Diaspora meeting in Accra, Ghana on 11 & 12 July 2017 and an in-country training workshop on 1 & 2 March 2018.
UK Ghana Diaspora Committee: (2018)
Founding member of the UK Ghana Diaspora Committee, an organisation that works in partnership with the Ghana High Commission and sits under the Diaspora Affairs Office.
Second Generation Diaspora Research: (2018)
Conducted a 10-month research in 2017 and published a report in 2018 providing insight to support diaspora & international organisations, governments and related agencies in understanding remittance practices of second-generation British-Ghanaians. We engaged over 1,000 Ghanaian Diaspora individuals where 493 fully completed our survey, 8 diaspora leaders were interviewed and 25 diaspora individuals participated in four of our focus groups.
Our organisation works closely with the Diaspora Affairs Office, acting as a liaison bridge for other Diaspora organisations and the Office. If you are an established youth led organisation executing a project in Ghana or would like to volunteer in Ghana with a reputable organisation, do get in contact via: firstname.lastname@example.org