Housner Fellows Visit to Ghana 8/29/2013

Day Four: Meeting Ghana Earthquake Society (GhES) Members

Fourth day of the Housner Fellows was another successful one in their visit to Ghana. This day marked the end of their task as some of the Fellows will be leaving on Friday. This meeting was very important as it created a platform where the GhES will take over mantle when the Housner Fellow completes their group project in Ghana.

The meeting with the Ghana Earthquake Society came up with constructive ideas from both the Fellows and members of GhES. It was a wrap up of activities the Fellows have done in Ghana, below are some of the discussed ideas.

–  Need to come up with a legally binding design code for Ghana

–  Need for outreach to universities & introduce topics related to earthquake engineering

–  Need to shift to project management / cross – functional approach rather than segmental.

After the meeting each Fellow was given a KENTE (traditional Ghana piece of cloth) from the Ghana Earthquake Society.

In the afternoon the Fellows had another successful meeting in which they discussed progress on their individual projects. It was nice to hear how each Fellow is / has contributed positively to the overall goal of George Housner “Advocating for Seismic Safety” in their respective countries.

Later during the day the Fellows went for sightseeing across Accra.
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