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14 Jun: For AfCFTA to work, it must be human rights fit- delivering on the SDG goals – Professor Kwadwo Appiagyei-Atua

Day two of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (GAAS) 2022 Public Forum continued with a focus on Political and Legal Environments for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). Various speakers at the forum which is organized annually by the GAAS and sponsored UMB, a leading indigenous Ghanaian bank, opined that Human Rights Impact Assessments are a critical tool for the advancement of people-centered and human rights-based development, including through trade agreements. This is critical in ensuring that the rights of people whose needs may otherwise be overlooked or poorly addressed are protected in trade negotiations so everyone can benefit equitably from trade.

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07 Jun: Removing Trade Tariffs for Intra-Africa Trade Will Release $70billion; AfCTA Can Release Economic Development for Africa.

The first day of the prestigious Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (GAAS) 2022 Public Forum began with concord that the African Continental Trade Agreement presents the most exciting path for Ghanaian and African development in a generation. The deliberations however noted the need for countries and public sector players to be aware of the challenges that will arise from this opportunity.


20 May: Performing Arts is Relevant to National Development –Most Rev. Prof Peter K. Sarpong, FGA

The Most Rev. Prof. Peter Sarpong has said the performing arts are relevant to national development. He made this statement while delivering the Ephraim Amu Memorial Lecture organised by the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences in Accra on the topic “The Performing Arts, Morality and the Ghanaian Identity”. The event happened on Thursday, May 19th, 2022.


20 May: Laura Royer Pays Courtesy Call on the Acting President of GAAS

Ms. Laura Royer, Policy Officer at the Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities, Brussels paid a courtesy call on the Acting President of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (GAAS) Emerita Professor Isabella Akyinbah Quakyi on Wednesday 18 May 2022. In attendance at the meeting were Mr. Francis Prince Ankrah, Deputy Executive Secretary and Mr. Clifford Tetteh, Communications Officer.

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23 Feb: J. B. Danquah Lectures (Series 55) Lecture 2: Focus on Developing Digital Abilities of Law Students

The J. B. Danquah Memorial Lecture Series was instituted in 1968 in memory of a foundation member of the Academy, Dr. Joseph Boakye Danquah, who died in prison in February 1965. J. B. Danquah was a lawyer, philosopher, scholar, novelist, dramatist, politician, and journalist.
The themes for the Danquah Memorial lectures were originally restricted to fields like law, history, philosophy, and literature, disciplines whose study occupied the greater part of J. B. Danquah’s academic pursuits. His Excellency W. B. Van Lare, a Foundation Member of the Academy, who at the time was Ghana’s High Commissioner to Canada, and had had a long and distinguished career at the bench, delivered the maiden Danquah Memorial Lecture in 1968. The lecture was on the topic, ‘The Law, Human Rights and the Judiciary’.

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16 Feb: Africa Must Consciously Promote the Study of its Languages – Prof. Adams Bodomo, FGA

Prof. Adams Bodomo, a Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences and lecturer at the Department of African Studies, University of Vienna, Austria has proposed that Africa needs a Cultural Institute to promote African Languages. He was speaking at the 2022 Inaugural Lecture hosted by the Academy on Thursday, February 10, 2022, under the topic “Linguistic Pan-Africanism as a global Future”.