The Ghanaian Times – Akua Dansua Now On Advisory Board Of Institute For Cultural Diplomacy

The Ghanaiain Times - April 2nd, 2011 ; The Ghanian Times reporting on the appointment of Akua Dansua to the Advisoary Board of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy
  April 02nd, 2011

Akua Dansua, Minister for Tourism, has been appointed onto the Advisory Board of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD), in Berlin, Germany with effect from April 1st, 2011.

The appointment is a prestigious honour for distinguished professional achievement in cultural diplomacy and governance.

Other members of the Board include Bertie Ahern (former Prime Minister of Ireland), Dr. Vaira Vike-Freberga (former President of Latvia), and Dr.Alfredo Palacio (Former President of Ecuador.

This was contained in a letter addressed to the Tourism Minister dated March 28, 2011 and signed by the Institute’s Director and Founder, Mark C Donfried.

It stated that the appointment was in recognition of an excellent delivery of a paper by Ms. Dansua on the theme. The Future of Nation Branding, Tourism and Investment in a Globalized World at the International Berlin Economic Congress held in Berlin, Germany on March 9, 2011.

The prestigious award will afford Ms. Dansua the platform to make Ghana’s position heard internationally on pertinent issues.

The Institute has also pledged to support the Ministry of Tourism to develop and implement cultural tourism projects in Ghana in order to increase employment and income generating opportunities for Ghanaians.

The Institute is also read to promote exchange programmes for students from Germany to visit Ghana to contribute to tourism development.

The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) is an international, not-for profit, nongovernmental organization with headquarters in Berlin, Germany.

Founded in 1999 the ICD has grown to become one of Europe’s largest independent cultural exchange organizations, organizing programs that facilitate interaction between individuals of all cultural, academic, and professional back grounds across world.