Outreach & Engagement Award

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.

2016 Ghana Travelers

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


GSC Strategic Plan


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

2016 Program Information

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

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.


End of Summer Update

ghana logo black backgroundHello Friends of GSC!

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!!

2015 GSC Strategic Plan Call for Feedback

Hello friends of Ghana Sustainable Change!

We hScreen Shot 2015-05-08 at 4.33.06 PMave 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!

2015 GSC Strategic Plan May 8 Draft