Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts Doing Business in Africa: Ghana and West Africa

Doing Business in Africa: Ghana and West Africa

March 16, 2023 | 10:00 am to 11:00 am | Africa Program

About the Event

Charles Ray, chair of FPRI’s Africa Program, is joined by Ambassador Hank Cohen, former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Dr. Carla Jones of Sam Houston State University and a former Templeton Fellow, and Jason Wilson, director of the U.S. Commercial Service in Houston, Texas, for a discussion on the benefits and challenges of investing and doing business in Ghana and West Africa. This is the second program in the Africa Program’s series “Doing Business in Africa.”

To view the previous event in this series, click here.

The Africa Center for the Study of the US (ACSUS) at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa assisted in the production of this event.



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Amb. Henry “Hank” Cohen

Amb. Henry “Hank” Cohen - A retired career diplomat and specialist in African and European affairs, Ambassador (ret.) Herman J. Cohen is President of Cohen and Woods International.

Carla D. Jones

Carla D. Jones - Carla D. Jones was a 2022 Templeton Fellow in FPRI’s Africa Program and an Associate Professor in the Management, Marketing & IS department of the College of Business at Sam Houston State University.

Jason Wilson

Jason Wilson - Jason Wilson is the Director at the U.S. Commercial Service Office in Houston, which offers services to support exporting and global trade.

Charles A. Ray

Charles A. Ray - Charles A. Ray, a member of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Africa Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, served as US Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Republic of Zimbabwe.