The School of Graduate Studies and Research of GIJ in collaboration with the Lebanese Community in Ghana launched the maiden mini-seminar research presentation.
The research Seminar forms part of collaborations between GIJ and the Lebanese Scholarship program to deepen Ghana-Lebanon relations through education and Research.
The research was conducted and presented by some beneficiaries of the country’s scholarship scheme on relevant topics that are aimed at boosting the functions of the Lebanese community in Ghana and Lebanon at large.
His Excellency, Maher Kheir, the Lebanese Ambassador to Ghana, in his speech, expressed gratitude to the GIJ community for introducing a comparative research program to enable graduate students to conduct this rich research on the relationship between Lebanon and Ghana.
He said he is proud of the seed they planted in them through the scholarship scheme and he looks forward to more intellectual discourse in the future.
Redeemer Buatsi, a graduate with MA in Development Communication, conducted and presented research on the challenges of the Hotel industry in Lebanon during the COVID – 19 pandemic. He revealed how the pandemic heavily affected the country’s growth since the hospitality industry is one of the key sectors in the country.
Joseph Agbezuke, a graduate with MA in Public Relations, conducted and presented research on the corporate social responsibility activities that are undertaken by the Lebanese Embassy in Ghana. He also developed a framework that will enhance their CSR activities in the country.
Freda Ohenewaa, a graduate with MA in Development Communications, conducted and presented research on Ghanaians’ awareness of Lebanese corporate social responsibility efforts through participatory communication in Ghana. She revealed how the activities of the Lebanese CSR have not been effectively disseminated to the public.
Emmanuel Asomani, an MA graduate in Development Communication conducted and presented research on the impact of scholarships in providing access to quality university education, a case study of the Lebanese Community Scholarship. His research focused on how the Lebanese scholarship scheme has impacted many lives to gain access to quality university education.
The presenters were commended for their rich and in-depth analysis of issues on the activities of the Lebanese community especially their scholarship scheme which has helped many students in GIJ, UPSA and the University of Ghana.