Reginold Royston of the UW-Madison Department of African Cultural Studies and his colleague, Seyram Avle of the University of Massachusetts Department of Communication, produced a seminar at the Ghana Studies conference this past summer. The work is about Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Development in the Global South and ties directly to the new African 444 course being offered for the first time in the Spring. View video from the event here and see the event description below:
Tech Futures examines Ghana’s role in ICT development in Africa, and the potential for technology, digital journalism and innovation to advance Ghana and Africa as a whole. This series of panels at the GSA triennial conference in Tamale, Northern Ghana featured researchers, artists and writers including:
• Wisdom J. Tettey, Vice-President, University of Toronto
• Kwame Akuffo Anoff-Ntow, past DG of Ghana Broadcasting Corp.
• Marcia Abonie, Ghana Institute of Journalism
• Seyram Avle, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
• Reginold Royston, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison,
• Sela Adjei, National Film and Television Institute, AI4AFRIKA.com
• Ato Ulzen-Appiah, Ghana Think Foundation
• Bernard Avle, CITI FM Online
• Alex Bram, ceo of HubTel Ghana mobile finance
Technical coordination: Fauziyatu Moro, graduate student in History at University of Wisconsin, Madison
Program coordinators: Reginold Royston and Seyram Avle.
Videography: BEYOURSELF multimedia, Tamale, Ghana.
This event was part of the Ghana Studies Association triennial conference. GSA invites scholars, professionals, researchers, artists and writers to discuss their work relevant to Ghana, West Africa, Africa broadly and its diasporas. GSA is a professional association and an international affiliate of the African Studies Association-USA. Learn more about GSA at http://ghanastudies.org.
UW-Madison’s Robert and Jean Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies graciously provided support and funding for this event. More at https://sts.wisc.edu.