Ashesi Innovators

Innovation is a core tenet of the Ashesi Education. Our faculty, alumni and students are renowned for their entrepreneurial spirit and strive to take intellectual risks in the pursuit of knowledge. Below we highlight the work of these Ashesi Innovators.

  

Promoting food security and nutrition through bee farming
In Ghana, only a handful of bee farmers operate on an industrial level. More farmers are needed, as bees play a crucial role in increasing crop yields and promoting food security and nutrition. With this in mind, Henrietta (right) joined the burgeoning industry, becoming a bee farmer and launching a honey brand. 

Learn more about bemyhoneygh.

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Exploring robotics and programming with high schoolers
Organized by Ashesi student-initiative TechEra, this workshop allowed 50 high schoolers to tinker with robots, build electric circuits and learn to code. “Attending this workshop has helped me build some very important skills and knowledge that I can apply moving forward," said participant Prince Tetteh. 

Learn more about Robotech.

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Breaking barriers in self-driving car technology
Thanks to tech leaders Google, Uber and Tesla, self-driving cars are the future of mobility. The biggest roadblock to autonomous driving R&D, however, is its costly barrier of entry for small startups and individual researchers. Addressing this gap is Benedict Quartey's '18 focus. 

Learn more about Bendict's autonomous vehicles.   

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Creating safe spaces for the children of kayayei
For most head porters (kayayei) in Accra, affordable child care is out of reach. Now with help from the Ford Foundation, Rose Dodd '09, an Ashesi alumna and lecturer, has opened an early childhood development center to help kayayei mothers.

Learn more about Kaya ChildCare Center.

Spreading green practices in Berekuso
A team of Ashesi students is helping to improve waste management practices in Berekuso. The team pays community members to collect and deliver recyclables to recycling centers, and has fabricated compost barrels, whose waste is then used as farm mulch.

Learn more about the Ahote Project.

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Regina Agyare '05 founded this mentorship program to empower girls from to lead and innovate by learning to code. Regina has been featured on CNN, Germany’s international broadcaster, DW, and the best seller Lean In.

Learn more about Tech Needs Girls.

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Alumni bridge gaps in science education with VR labs
Ghanaian schools often have poorly resourced laboratories, leaving students to rely on their teachers and textbooks to try to understand science. To help fill this gap, Constant Likudie '18 and Samuel Agyeman '17 are offering virtual science labs to local junior high school students.

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Sesa Mu - reinventing pineapple farming in Ghana
Created by two Ashesi alums, “Sesa mu” an Akan phrase meaning change, gives back to by hosting an Annual Agribusiness Day, where Ashesi students can learn about innovative career opportunities in agriculture.

Learn more about Sesa Mu.

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