04 May 2009

Ashesi University ~ Founder Patrick Awuah at TED

I just met with MIT student Michael Gordon to talk about summer plans for AITI -- the MIT Africa Information Technology Initiative -- and we talked about possible future expansion (or rather, return) to Ghana. Turns out there are several MIT-related efforts in Ghana this summer, including the International Development Design Summit (IDDS) and Maker Faire Africa. Anyways, we got to talking about various potential university partners and thus brought up Ashesi University. Ashesi's got a fascinating background, having been co-founded by ex-Microsoft employee Patrick Awuah who gave an impassioned speech about developing African leaders at TED 2007 in Arusha...

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