Summer Abstract 2017: Smart Cities in Africa

The following is an abstract for research, Summer 2017 in Sub-Saharan Africa: Discussing the current and possible technology developments of municipal and regional infrastructures in sub-Saharan Africa. Weighing the benefits and challenges of implementing technology-inclined public policy, this research focuses on reference examples from Ghana, Kenya, and South Africa and the general future developments of digital Read more about Summer Abstract 2017: Smart Cities in Africa[…]

Feature: Solar Power Adoption by Low Income Groups in Ghana

(Updated February 22, 2017) Happy New Year from DAP! We begin the year with our first feature from the Africana Studies Global Initiatives with Mpho Bowie-Molefe: Solar Power Adoption by Low Income Groups in Ghana It came as a surprise to many of my friends that I had spent part of my summer in Ghana. Read more about Feature: Solar Power Adoption by Low Income Groups in Ghana[…]

Feature: Pan-Africanism in Ghana

Our first feature from the Sites of Memory Initiative: The Pan-Africanism in Ghana Project The project was investigated by undergraduate Tamara Jones ’17. Her project was focused on pan-Africanism and how it is expressed in Ghana versus how it is in the United States. In addition, explored the ideology that all Africans and African descendants Read more about Feature: Pan-Africanism in Ghana[…]

Lehigh University: Scenes from South Mountain

From lehighu.tumblr.com: Freddy Coleman ’17 wanted to do research overseas, so he developed a project that combines his interests in computer science, information systems and Africana studies. Through his Digitizing Africa Project, he studies issues like quality of service and power consumption in Ghana so businesses have the information they need to successfully work there. Read more about Lehigh University: Scenes from South Mountain[…]

Lehigh Africana Studies and Programs in the Republic of Ghana

This summer 2016 was a big year for the Digitizing Africa Project. This summer we were able to expand the scope of the project in Ghana and create the groundwork for new partnerships on the Continent. In the matter of two weeks we were able to travel almost 14,000 miles by air, another 1000 miles Read more about Lehigh Africana Studies and Programs in the Republic of Ghana[…]

NSBE Ghana: The Anticipation

So this marks my official project blog post in Ghana! It’s great to be back in GH! I have missed the homemade meals, the constant honking of the taxis, and of course my favorite – dumsor dumsor. For those who are not familiar with the term, it is a direct reference to an event that Read more about NSBE Ghana: The Anticipation[…]

Africa’s largest wind farm set to power Kenya

The Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) project is both the largest single wind power project in Africa and the largest single private investment in Kenya’s history. It is being developed in Marsabit County, 12km east of Lake Turkana – the biggest permanent desert lake in the world – approximately 530km north of Nairobi, the country’s Read more about Africa’s largest wind farm set to power Kenya[…]

Martinique: An island of two faces

My negritude is not a rock, its deafness hurled against the clamor of the day, My negritude is not a film of dead water on the dead eye of the earth, It plunges into the red flesh of the earth, It plunges into the burning flesh of the sky, It pierces the opaque prostration by Read more about Martinique: An island of two faces[…]