University of Ghana, Legon (Accra)
Dr. Wazi Apoh
Dr. Wazi Apoh, archaeologist and cultural anthropologist, visited the Europe-University of Flensburg in 2013. He is currently excavatin german colonial buildings in the Volta-Region/ Ghana.
Prof. Dr. Bea Lundt organized a conference about german colonialism in cooperation with Dr. Apoh at the University of Education Winneba in 2011. The presentatios were published in 2013 by the two editors: Bea Lundt, Wazi Apoh (Eds.): Germany and its West African Colonies. “Excavations” of German Colonialism in Post-Colonial Times. Lit-Verlag Berlin 2013, 260 pages.
The VW-Foundation granted him funding for his research project in 2013 for a period of three years (in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Bea Lundt and Prof. Dr. Sebastian Conrad).
University of Education Winneba
Prof. Dr. Yaw Ofosu-Kusi
Prof. Dr. Yaw Ofosu-Kusi, economist and sociologist, hold a guest professorship at the Europe-University of Flensburg in 2013 – 2014 (funded by DAAD). He offered educational events in International Management, Economics, Pedagogy as well as the preparation of the internships in Ghana in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Bea Lundt.
Since 1998, I have been interested in socio-economic development in Ghana, especially the mediating influences of structural adjustment programmes, and the resulting economic informality on families, particularly children. This started with a doctoral research on the structural adjustment programmes of the 1980s in Ghana and how they shaped family decisions and motivated children into migration and labour:
Subsequent research activities have focused on the increasing mobility of children, their experiences of the informal economic and social environments, under-regulated or unregulated forms of schooling and education, as well as their expectations and visions of the future. The above theme and grand objective have been instrumental to a programme of empirical research over the last eight years. Together with my research collaborator, Prof. Phil Mizen (Department of Sociology, University of Warwick, UK), we have explored street children’s working lives in Accra, informal settlements, especially Old Fadama, Accra and lately urban childhoods.
Apart from a number of joint publications arising from the years of collaboration, we have also organized two major research seminars in Ghana; the first at the British Council, Accra in 2010 and the second at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Accra in December 2012.
In a bid to explore further themes on children’s welfare, Prof. Dr Bea Lundt (University of Flensburg) and I are in the process of undertaking a comparative study of children’s expectations and visions of the future in Germany and Ghana.
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Prof. Dr. George Kankam
Prof. Kankam visited the Europe-University of Flensburg the first time in 2011. He is currently Dean of the Ajomako-Campus at the University of Education Winneba.
In 2011 he published a guidance for teacher students about „Action Research“. In cooperation with scholars from the US he proved his concept about „Cross order Mentoring“, an international study about the function of accompaniment for students between School time and University.
The internships of Students from the Europe-University of Flensburg follow Prof. Kankams idea of „Action Research“.