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Two UG Graduate Students Win CCNY CFCA Award

Two University of Ghana graduate students; Ms. Doris Akyere Boateng and Ms. Hannah Naa Kai Sackey, have won awards under the internationally competitive Carnegie Fund for Conference Attendance (CFCA). 

Ms. Doris Akyere Boateng is a Doctoral candidate pursuing a split-site Doctoral programme between the Departments of Social Work at the University of Manitoba, Canada and the University of Ghana. She has since presented her work on “Experiences of Ghanaian women in Academia: resilience, self-efficacy and success.” at the International Conference on Gender and Education at the Indiana University, Bloomington, USA.

Ms. Hannah Sackey 

Ms. Hannah Naa Kai Sackey has just completed her MPhil studies at the Department of Animal Biology and Conservation Science at the University of Ghana. Ms. Sackey will present her work “The changing trends in bush meat exploitation in Ghana”at the 27th International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB 2015) to be held in Montpelier, France in August 2015.

The Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY) established the CFCA in February 2015 with the aim of supporting African beneficiaries of CCNY-supported postgraduate degree and postdoctoral programs to present papers at major international conferences. The fund is managed by the Institute of International Education (IIE), USA. 
The call was highly competitive and the two were selected out of hundreds of applications from other countries, including eight other UG graduate students who applied during the first Call. 
Hearty Congratulations to Doris and Hannah for this achievement and for raising the image of the University of Ghana outside the borders of Ghana.