On December 29 and 30, 2021, Ahaspora Professionals Network in partnership with Ghana Diaspora Public Affairs Collective (GHPAC) and The Diaspora Drive present the Ghana Action Forum.
The Ghana Action Forum aims to engage Ghanaians living abroad and at home in an action-oriented, people-centred conference to advance development in Ghana and Africa. The Forum will be forward-thinking and action-driven as it is organised by young Ghanaian professionals who are contributing their quota to the country’s policy and business environment, both at home and abroad. The conference seeks to galvanise like-minded individuals toward this cause.
Evidence demonstrates that Ghana’s diaspora community is one of the most influential and impactful diaspora communities in the world.
According to the World Bank, even during a global pandemic that saw the world’s economy decline, diaspora remittances to Ghana in 2020 shot up by 5% to US$3.6billion (World Bank Migration and Development Report). Beyond financial remittances, there is a major role that the Diaspora (and returnees) plays in Ghana’s development by contributing their human capital to development of the country.
By discussing topics such as: Reimagining Ghana – Propelling our Story; Investment, Trade and SME development; Leveraging Diaspora Human Capital; Youth employability and skills; and Boosting Arts and Culture through Storytelling, among others, the Ghana Action Forum will set the stage toward building partnerships within both the public and private sector, beyond the two-day event. The forum will bring together some of the Diaspora’s brightest minds and identify actionable activities (investments, businesses, etc.) and track them for success.
The Ghana Action Forum conference is being organised as part of activities to mark the 10th anniversary of Ahaspora. After marking a decade of support to Ghana’s professionals returning home and working toward bridging the gap between the Diaspora and those at home, Ahaspora is very proud to bring on board two dynamic organisations also working in the diaspora space to build synergies toward Ghana’s development. “We are very excited about the potential of what this forum can contribute toward our country’s development,” said Christabel Dadzie, Founder-Ahaspora.