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[…]

Summer Report 2015

Now in the 21st century, Ghana now ranks 13 out of 48 countries in Africa for nominal GDP, rated one of the fastest growing economies on the continent, and is viewed as one of the core users of the internet by percentage of population in Africa by the Dalberg Report. The Digitizing Africa Project in Read more about Summer Report 2015[…]