Check out this story, written by 2016 Ghana Sustainable Change Alum, Lindsey McGovern about our trip to Ghana.
We are proud to announce that our program has been selected as the 2016 Distinguished International Engagement Award winner by the Office of Outreach & Engagement!
Here is a link to the announcement: 2016 Outreach & Engagement Award
This award highlights the outstanding contributions from our students, faculty, and community partners here in Columbus and in the Offinso North District of Ghana.
Our Spring 2016 Newsletter has been released!
Our partners in the Engineering Department at Ohio State made a trip to the Offinso North District over Winter Break 2015/2016.
For more information on their projects, please see their website:
We are pleased to announce the following Ohio State University students will be traveling to the Offinso North District, Ashanti Region, Ghana during Spring Break 2016 or working with the traveling students:
Emerson Collin – Actuarial Science
Solomon Jeong – International Studies
Jamie Luster – Public Health
Brianna Shepherd – City & Regional Planning
Rachel Hardin – Public Health
Brett Morris – City & Regional Planning
Benjamin Barcroft – City & Regional Planning
Luan Nguyen – City & Regional Planning
Jill Kanney – Biomedical Engineering
Alexis Johnson – Environmental Policy & Decision Making
Kevin Buettner – City & Regional Planning
John Delia, Jr. – City & Regional Planning
Kwabena Agyekum – City & Regional Planning
Michael Burris – City & Regional Planning
Brandon Creagan – City & Regional Planning
Jason Shender – City & Regional Planning
Kerryan Welch – City & Regional Planning
We are pleased to announce that our strategic plan has been completed! This strategic plan has created a newly revised roadmap for our program to follow as the program matures. Our new plan includes a variety of options for the continuation of the program, both with continued growth and partnerships at Ohio State, as well as creating new relationships with regions neighboring the Offense North District.
The plan is the culmination of nearly eight months of work by our previous Program Manager, Arin Blair.
Full Document: Strategic Plan – Final
We are excited to announce information about our upcoming trip to Ghana during Spring 2016!
The program will hold its Spring Semester 2016 studio class this year to develop and continue work on projects for implementation in the Offinso North District of Ghana.
New for Spring 2016, a program change will allow students from other disciplines to join the class as an independent study or as an abbreviated workshop. This will allow interdisciplinary collaboration without constraining students outside of CRP to six credit hours of CRP credit. We believe this combination will be the best of all worlds: incentivizing interdisciplinary collaboration by being sensitive to the busy academic schedules of potential students, and ensuring a strong foundation of the program in City and Regional planning by formulating the class as a studio course for CRP students.
If you are interested in joining our program, please visit the Office of International Affair’s website for additional information or email the Program Manager, Kevin Buettner, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have more announcements on the horizon, so make sure to bookmark this page and revisit often!
Most importantly, we thank you for your interest, support, and participation in the Ghana Sustainable Change program and mission.
As we head into the fall and our busy planning season, we wanted to announce a few important notes:
Work on the 2015 Strategic Plan continues and the final document should be released in the coming weeks.
GSC would like to introduce a new member of our team, Kareem Usher, CRPs newest faculty member. Welcome, Kareem! We can’t wait to see what you have to contribute to this program.
More updates coming soon!!
Hello friends of Ghana Sustainable Change!
We have produced a draft of a 2015 Strategic Plan for the program to guide its progress until 2018 and beyond. This plan is full of objectives and items for action to ensure the program’s strength and sustainability. However, we need you to be sure we are on track with the desires of our stakeholders, and we are relying on you to help make the plan stronger. Would you take a moment to read the plan and let us know your thoughts? We are setting the feedback period from now until June 8th, after which we will produce the final document. Thank you for contributing to this important work!