Theme: Broadening the frontiers of education.

Cape Coast, Ghana — August 31st, 2013


TEDxCapeCoastED would be held at the University of Cape Coast Campus on 31st August, 2013. The event is themed “broadening the frontiers of education”, and is aimed at aggregating the best ideas, projects and inputs needed to make education more responsive to Ghana’s needs.

The event is focused on creating a new platform to discuss how we can broaden educational opportunity, through the unique perspectives of each speaker. Attracting students, teachers, administrators, innovators, activists, parents and other education actors, TEDxCapeCoastED’s specific objectives are to:

  • Diagnose challenges inherent in Ghana’s educational system and propose solutions to them
  • Demonstrate new methods of sustaining student-teacher engagement in the classroom and beyond
  • Showcase how technology and other innovative approaches are contributing to learning
  • Map out the direction in which education in Ghana must take so as to foster national development
  • Provoke participants to take action on an educational challenge or contribute to an ongoing solution
  • Connect various actors in the educational space

In short TEDxCapeCoastED will create a fertile ground to re-think education in Ghana, challenging all major stakeholders to reflect on their role(s) to give our youth brighter prospects


Deborah Ahenkorah
Deborah Ahenkorah is the co-founder and executive director of Golden Baobab, a social enterprise whose vision is to present African children with a world filled with wonder and possibilities one African children’s story at a time. Golden Baobab is renowned for its annual Golden Baobab Literary Prize. In the past four years, this literary award has inspired the creation of over 10 00 children and young adult stories from 19 African countries. Deborah has been named by the Echoing Green Fellowship as one of twenty-two of the most “game changing social innovators in the world today.” In 2011, she was identified by Playing for Change as one of Ghana’s leading social entrepreneurs working to make the world a better place for children and youth. Deborah studied political science at Bryn Mawr College and pursued her passion for global issues by gaining experience in the European Union Parliament and The Global Fund for Children. Deborah is a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum and a New Voices Fellow of the Aspen Institute.

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