Ghanaian Lecturer Awarded $100K Grant to Build Learning Platform for Women in Entrepreneurship

Ghanaian Lecturer Awarded $100K Grant to Build Learning Platform for Women in Entrepreneurship

  • Jewel Nana Thompson is a Business Administration faculty member at Ashesi University, a researcher, and founder of Eco-Launch
  • Her team has been awarded a $100,000 grant to build a platform for women in entrepreneurship
  • The platform will help early and medium-stage women entrepreneurs in Africa grow and manage successful businesses

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A team led by a Business Administration faculty member at Ashesi University, Jewel Nana Thompson, has been awarded a $100,000 grant to build a digital resource platform.

The platform will help early and medium-stage women entrepreneurs in Africa grow and manage successful businesses.

Thompson and her team were selected after their project was named by the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneur’s Gender Equality Action Labs.

Business Administration faculty member at Ashesi University, Jewel Thompson
Ghanaian Lecturer Awarded $100K Grant to Build Learning Platform for Women in Entrepreneurship. Photo credit: Ashesi University
Source: UGC

Their project was part of eleven projects receiving funding this year to provide tailored capacity building, entrepreneurship training, technical advice, bespoke venture building support, and access to funding to women.

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Thompson said the grant presents an opportunity for the team to deepen collaboration between academia and industry.

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is a global network of organisations that propel entrepreneurship in developing economies.

Achimota Maths Teacher Named in Top 10 for $1m Global Teacher Prize

YEN.com.gh previously reported that a Ghanaian teacher, Evans Odei, has been named a top 10 finalist for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2021 partnered by UNESCO.

The US$1 million award, which is in its seventh year, is the largest prize of its kind.

Odei, a Mathematics teacher from the Achimota Senior High School in the Greater Accra Region, Ghana, was selected from over 8,000 nominations and applications from 121 countries around the world, a publication by the Varkey Foundation said.

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The Global Teacher Prize was established to recognise one exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession and shine a spotlight on the important role teachers play in society.

KNUST Alumnus Emerges 2021 Overall Best Graduating Student

Meanwhile, Samuel Pinaman Adomako emerged the Overall Best Graduating Student for the 2021 batch of students who graduated from the Ghana School of Law, winning the coveted John Mensah Sarbah Award.

The Prempeh College alumnus earned his first degree from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana, where he triumphed as the Overall Best Graduating Student and Best Male Student of the 2019 Faculty of Law class.

Adomako, has to his credit, a futuristic paper on Artificial Intelligence and Law Practice published in the 2021 edition of the Ghana School of Law Student Journal, according to The Law Platform.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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