KOICA signs Record of dialogue agreement with the University of Ghana


Typically the Korea International Co-operation Agency (KOICA) has entered into observe of Discussion with the University of Ghana to develop a modern ICT facility under a Project to Build the Ghana-Korea Heart of Excellence for ICT-Based Startups and Asian Research (GK-IMPACT) The Agency aspires at fostering countrywide development through ICT innovation.

The event which has been held on April 26, 2022, at the Fresh Council Chamber Computer registry was attended by the Korea Delegate to Ghana, L. E. Jung-Taek Lim, the Country Representative for KOICA-Ghana, Mister. Mooheon Kong, the Vice-Chancellor for the University of  Ghana, Prof. Nana Aba Amfo, the Provost (College of Humanities), Professor Daniel Ofori, representatives from UNICEF among several other dignitaries.

The Ghana-Korea Centre of Brilliance that is situated on the campus of the University of Ghana will be funded by KOICA with at a cost of CHF 9, 000, 1000. 00. The edifice will be created between 2022 and 2025. Many other things, the facility is expected to be the hub for building startup incubating programs and hosting Korea-Ghana business conferences. Typically the Operations of the Business Startup Incubation Centre will be coordinated by UNICEF through MEST Cameras.

The joint project is in series with the Govt of Ghana's goal to make jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities for the youth as part of the country’s post-COVID-19 monetary recovery. It will also contribute to the SDG's Aim 8, which centers on promoting endured and inclusive monetary growth and fruitful employment for all.

Speaking at the event, The Korean language Ambassador to Bekwai, ghana H. E. Jung-Taek Lim, expressed that the Project to Establish the Ghana-Korea Centre of Brilliance for ICT-Based Startup companies and Asian Exploration (GK-IMPACT) is a meaningful project which could contribute to enriching the cooperative romantic relationship between Korea and Ghana. He was hopeful that the establishment of the Center will effectively make Ghana a hub for deepening understanding of Most of Asia, especially Korea’s unique and inspiring historical past of monetary progress underpinned by cutting edge technological advancements and innovation.

He expressed that the Republic of Korea will provide support for the implementation of the GK-IMPACT Job, thereby ensuring that the Centre becomes a world-class knowledge-sharing hub and program for intercollegiate change and promotion of Korean culture and best practices. Within his speech, the region Director for KOICA, Mr Mooheon Kong expressed that the Project to Create the Ghana-Korea Heart of Excellence for ICT-Based Start-Ups and Asian Research (GK-IMPACT) resonates with the Vice Chancellor’s perspective of increasing experience of stakeholders of the University including students through digitalization.

KOICA believes that GK-IMPACT will performance as a center for digital alteration and will be pivotal in bringing up future ICT business people to lead the socio-economic development for Ghana. He further pledged KOICA’s unwavering support for the University as considerably as the motivation was concerned. Speaking at the event, the vice-chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Amfo, expressed pleasure about the successful signing of the Agreement between the Ghana-Korea Centre of Excellence for ICT-Based Start-Ups and the Centre for Oriental Studies (GK-IMPACT).

Your woman said the GK-IMPACT likely will provide the means and a exciting environment for noticing the mandate of Centre for Oriental Studies (CAS) as well as making the University of Ghana a center for building attractive start-ups in the ICT sector. Your woman adds that the generous $9million scholarship will allow the University of  Ghana to synchronize two critical areas of interest: Digitalization and Asian Studies. 

MR. Amfo also recommended the contributions of former Korean Ambassadors to Ghana, L. E. Lyeo Woon-Ki and H. Elizabeth. Kim as well as former representatives of the College or university and current representatives, such as Provost Prof. Dan Ofori and Director Llyod Amoah for growing the GK-IMPACT idea.

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