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Join the Future of Ghana Research Study

Research Survey…

Future of Ghana Ltd are pleased to announce our research survey aimed at the 2nd generation British Ghanaian demographic is now live on futureofghana.com. The survey follows a pre-survey released last month undertaken to give us a better sense of our potential data and refine our research.

This survey forms part of a wider research study (to include focus groups and interviews) on the ways in which the 2nd generation British Ghanaian engages with Ghana, why they do so and how they would like to. At the same time building up a profile of who the 2nd generation actually are.  

The findings will be published in a report in time for Independence Day next year.

 

Why?…

The purpose of the study is to explore the ways in which diaspora groups interact with their ‘home’ countries.  As stated the focus of this study is 2nd generation Ghanaians in the UK, how they engage with/desire to engage with Ghana (i.e. through social, cultural, economic/financial and skills channels) and its implications for diaspora engagement efforts, policies and development.

The study will attempt to understand the underlying factors driving engagement with Ghana, the priorities and patterns of 2nd generation engagement (in comparison to 1st generation) and what, if any, barriers to engagement exist. We are intent on ensuring your collective voices are represented, which we hope will help shape policy, add to the dialogue around the diaspora and contribute to Ghana’s diaspora engagement efforts.

 

Who?…

We are inviting all 2nd generation British Ghanaians who resides in the UK aged 18 years old and above to participate in this study by taking the survey.
For the purposes of this study, 2nd generation British Ghanaian is being defined as:

  • UK born children of at least 1 Ghanaian born parent
  • Ghanaian born children of at least 1 Ghanaian parent who emigrated to the UK before primary school age (5 years old) and settled here.

 

Results..

The results of the survey will be analysed with data collected from focus group discussions and interviews and used towards a research report to be published by Future of Ghana Ltd.

The final report will be completed by March 2018, and we will be sharing the report with all participants. It will be formally launched at an event in mid-2018.
For more information on the study visit our website and you can take the survey here.

Future of Ghana (FOG) needs your help

We at Mefiri Ghana have some exciting news to share with you all! The Future of Ghana (FOG) has been selected to use one of the first diaspora crowdfunding platforms.

The Future of Ghana is an initiative created by Mefiri Ghana to positively and proactively connect Ghana to the rest of the world by mobilising and organising a generation of future leaders. Me Firi Ghana has an incredible history of creating opportunities for youth advocacy and engagement, youth skills development and job creation for the many unemployed young people that currently live in the country. Through this initiative, Me Firi Ghana harnesses a network of skilled entrepreneurs, professionals and leaders to train, mentor and provide pathways to employment for the next generation of young people in Ghana.

Following the successful launch of the annual Future of Ghana Youth Leadership Forum held at the renowned Ashesi University last year, which saw the unique gathering of young leaders, solution providers, future leaders and pioneers discuss and understand how to contribute to Ghana’s economic growth and connect, learn and share ideas, we’re fundraising to make upcoming Future of Ghana events even bigger and better!

So please support Me Firi Ghana’s campaign and share it with your family and friends. The Future of Ghana is an incredibly progressive initiative that will lead Ghana’s youth into a strong and prosperous future.

You can donate by clicking here

Thanks for your support!

Watch  2015 highlights below:

Me Firi Presents…The Future of Ghana Youth Leadership Forum

Future of Ghana Youth Leadership Forum at Ashesi University

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Me Firi Ghana, the organisation that aims to connect the world with Ghana and create a self sustaining Ghana has launched the annual Future of Ghana Youth Leadership Forum, a unique gathering of Ghana’s young leaders, solution providers, future leaders and pioneers.

 

Taking place at  one of Africa’s leading and most renowned educational institutions Ashesi University (1 University Avenue, Berekuso, Ghana) from 3-5 August 2015, the forum will act as the stepping stone to organizing and mobilizing a generation of leaders for the development of Ghana.

 

The leadership forum is a follow up to the publication of the Top 30 U30 Digital Future of Ghana back in March, which showcased the top 30 under 30 emerging Ghanaian talent from various professional fields from around the world. Covered by TVC News, the launch event for the publication which took place at the Ghana High Commission in Highgate, London was extremely well attended, with a 90% second generation (18-35) of skilled Diasporans keen to connect with each other and Ghana. The full Future of Ghana Deluxe Publication can be viewed on the website

 

Why you can’t miss this event…

It’s an opportunity to meet and grow your network of like minded individuals.

It’s an opportunity to discuss & understand how to contribute to Ghana’s Economic Growth.

It’s an opportunity to hear from experienced leaders pioneering in their field.

It’s an opportunity to connect, learn and share ideas.

It’s an opportunity not to be missed

 

Day 1 (Monday 3 August) of the forum will focus on the under 18’s Leadership Forums for pre-selected students, whilst Day 2 and 3 (Tuesday 4th & Wednesday 5th August) will consist of the 18-30’s Leadership Forum open to all within this age group.  Entry for Day 2 and 3 come at a cost of 40 GHC and you can register for tickets here

 

The Forum will assemble the very best thought leaders in Ghana & the Diaspora, and some of the confirmed influential Leaders are as follows:

I. Juliana Oduro (MD Advent Advisory Limited – Ghana)

II. Lord Michael Hastings (KPMG Global Head of Corporate Citizenship – UK)

III. Romeo Effs (CEO of Aspyre Group & Guest Lecturer at Cass London Business School – UK)

IV. Sudhir John Horo (Director IdeaWorks Design & Strategy Pvt. Ltd, Lead Designer for India’s Nation Branding Global Campaign – India)

 

You will also be able to follow the event online via Twitter: @FutureofGH and Instagram: @futureofgh. Please use the hashtag #FOGYLF2015 to get involved.

If you’re going to be in Ghana this summer in August then this event is not to be missed! Hope to see there!

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