The 9th Microfinance Conference organized under the auspices of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the College of Humanities and Legal Studies has opened at the University of Cape Coast (UCC).
The two-day conference under the theme "The Future of Microfinance: Sustainability of Microfinance Institutions and Financial Inclusion" is being attended by players in the industry across the country".
There will be presentation by various speakers from both industry and academia on various topics on Microfinance.
The Yale Alumni Service Corps (YASC), USA, has partnered the Department of Population and Health of the University of Cape Coast, UCC, to build an Information Communication and Technology (ICT) Centre and Library for the people of Yamoransa, a community in the Mfantseman Municipality.
The ICT Center and Library is a two-storey complex, with classroom, library, meeting rooms, a kitchen, secure storage for equipment , electricity and bathroom facilities.
This came to light when the Director of Academic Planning and Quality Assurance (DAPQA), Prof. Kofi Awusabo-Asare, led a delegation from the Department, to pay a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, at his office.
The Center for Gender Research, Advocacy and Documentation (CEGRAD), has organized a workshop for female administrators, both senior members and senior staff members, to build their capacities on gender issues.
It was also aimed at fulfilling the mission of CEGRAD in educating and training the University community to understand gender and sexual harassment issues.
A retired Professional Administrator, Mrs. Wilhelmina Graves, who took participants through "Career Development-Becoming An Effective Administration," advised the female administrators to be time-conscious in all their endeavours.
According to her, as administrators, they must be reliable, committed and passionate about their work.
The Director of the Directorate of Research,Innovation and Consultancy (DRIC), Prof. Samuel Anim, has urged female administrators to protect the image of the University of Cape Coast (UCC).
To this end, Prof. Anim charged them to inculcate the sense of professionalism in all their endeavours at the workplace.
The Director advised the female administrators to discard the notion that the University belongs to government and was not their personal property, adding that female administrators' relationship with the University does not end after their tenure with the University.
The University of Cape Coast has been selected by the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) to host an African Diaspora scholar from the United States to work on a collaborative project on “Enhancing UCC’s Hydrology Curriculum and Hydrologic Research Output through the Establishment of a Coastal Watershed and Wetlands Field Research Station”.
A delegation from the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) who are on working visit to UCC has called on the Vice-Chancellor at his office.
AERC is a major teaching and research organisation collaborating with the Department of Economics.
Each year, Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) students from the Department undertake elective courses in Nairobi for three months. The leader of the delegation, Dr. Innocent Matshe, who is the Director of Training at AERC, said the Department of Economics is a member of the AERC, therefore they decided to visit and senisitise senior management and final year students of the department about the activities and opportunities on offer by the group.
President John Mahama has inaugurated the John Evans Atta Mills Presidential Library in Cape Coast with a call on Ghanaians to be guided by the ideals of the late President as this year’s elections draws near.
“As we go for elections later in the year, may the life of Prof. restrain both our political discourses and actions”, he appealed.
The Presidential Library, which is affiliated to the University of Cape Coast, was built to immortalise the memory of the late President of Ghana, Prof. John Evans Atta Mills. It will make available to both researchers and the general public records, books and other materials for their use.
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology has organised the fifth Annual Conference on Social Behaviour and Conflict Management with a call on government, security agencies and election stakeholders to ensure a peace in the upcoming Presidential and Parliamentary Elections in the country.
The 2016 edition of the conference was on the theme “Managing Electoral Conflicts in Ghana’s 2016 Elections: Prospects and Challenges.”
A three-day international conference has been held at the University of Cape Coast with a call on participants to come up with policy-oriented decisions that will improve on the lives of the people.
The three-day conference has experts from Ghana, South Africa and Uganda speak to the theme “Public Private Partnership in the Power Sector in Ghana: Genuine Development Agenda or New Business Deal?
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Provost of the College of Humanities and Legal Studies, UCC, Prof. S. B. Kendie indicated that market-led reforms have been the driving force of the development agenda for countries implementing economic reforms under the guidance of the International Financial Institutions, and in Ghana this has been going on since 1983.
The Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP), a policy think tank, has called on the government to channel a greater part of the oil revenue in critical sectors of the economy like agriculture, education and health to ensure effective economic growth and development.
ACEP believes investing the oil revenue in these sectors will significantly contribute towards addressing the challenges of socio-economic disparities and also help in the reduction of poverty.