Summer – Environmental Leadership in Ghana – apply by Feb.

Duquesne University’s School for Leadership & Professional Advancement and the University of Ghana has a unique opportunity available for people in the environmental field.  The US State Department funded leadership program covers airfare, accommodation, and meals for 22 people to go to Ghana in July and study the societal, economic and environmental challenges which arise from the extraction of natural resources.

Looking for young people (between the ages of 22 and 39 years) who are committed to environmental management and sustainability.

Looking for people who are interested in:

  1. exploring the natural resources of Ghana, meeting with their regulators, government and industry players;
  2. helping the environmental community of Ghana by offering advice, consultation and giving feedback on their extractive industries; and
  3. a cultural exchange – studying and learning the ways in which different communities handle their extractive industries.

In Ghana, off-shore oil was recently discovered and leaders are wrestling with a wide array of critical challenges, ones that are familiar to those in the United States where energy resources such as coal, oil and gas are extracted.  Determined to avoid the mistakes experienced by other natural resource-rich countries, the country of Ghana is very carefully and deliberately working to put into place policies and practices that will maximize the benefits of the oil discovery, while minimizing its potential for negative impact.

Further details of the program are attached. Anyone interested in attending the program should visit or contact:

Sonia Layne-Gartside

School of Leadership & Professional Advancement

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA  15282