Last week, the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies(known as Seed) received a delegation led by Mahamudu Bawumia, vice president of Ghana. The delegation included leaders from that country’s information technology industry, and among the group were eight entrepreneurs who have completed the Seed Transformation Program(STP). Vice President Bawumia discussed a broad range of technology initiatives that the government of Ghana is now undertaking, and Seed executive director Darius Teeter spoke to the delegation about STP. (Accra, Ghana, is the site of the Seed Transformation Program in West Africa.) About 40 students from Stanford Graduate School of Business attended the gathering.
Over the Thanksgiving break, participants in the King Scholar Leadership Program at Dartmouth College visited Bob and Dottie King at the Kings’ house in Maine. All of the King Scholars hail from non-US countries, and every year the Kings invite a group of them to experience a traditional American Thanksgiving. This year, more than a dozen scholars joined the Kings for a festive dinner with all of the trimmings.
Pictured here are 14 King Scholars (clockwise from the back left): Rafael Alves de Lima, Anela Arifi, Huong (Bryce) Nguyen, Tyler Neath, Sayuri Miyamoto, Carolyne Musyoka, John Mbugua, Patrick Iradukunda, Loveridge Bere, Gustavo de Almeida da Silva, Jonathan Bonilla Toledo, Akwasi Akosah, Abigail Cameron, and Louis Murerwa.
Not pictured are 6 other current participants in the program at Dartmouth: Emmanuel Akosah, Eric Iradukunda, Cherrie Kandie, Faith Rotich, Seerat Zahra, and Linford Zirangwa. Brief profiles of all 20 scholars are available here.