The PearlRichards Foundation, Ghana is delighted to invite you to participate in the 4th Ghana Graduates Conference 2015 (GGC 2015).
The Ghana Graduates Conference is a showcase of research work by undergraduate and postgraduate scholars, as well as scholars in the early years of their professional career, which can contribute to the progress and socio-economic development of our dear nation, Ghana. It serves as a platform for discourse and debate on novel approaches to building a better Ghana. The objectives of this annual conference is to:
- To provide a platform for Ghanaian graduates to disseminate their research work.
- To enhance the standards of research conducted by Ghanaian graduates.
- To build networks for partnerships between Ghanaian research graduates and industry.
The 4th GGC is a follow-up to the successful previous 3rd GGC and 2nd GGC organized at the Alisa Hotel and Silverbird Cinema respectively. Both events were attended by a minimum of 100 participants from Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda.
The theme for the 4th Ghana Graduates Conference is DEVELOPMENT THROUGH GRADUATE RESEARCH AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP. GGC 2015 will be hosted at the Engineering Guest House at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, from March 19th to 20th 2015. Kumasi seems to be an ideal venue since there is a need to send development-oriented initiatives, such as this, beyond Accra. It is also well-placed for the convergence of tertiary graduates from institutions outside Accra.
Our vision is to create and promote an avenue for communicating and nurturing unique ideas and concepts into sustainable projects or business enterprises.
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