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Accra, Ghana

Mark and Tom spent 10 weeks in Accra, Ghana. The goal of their project was to stimulate economic development, reduce poverty, and promote social stability, requiring consolidation of the fractured urban and rural land administration systems.

Project Highlight: Perimeter Intrusion Protection System (PIPS)

Land tenure security in Ghana continues to be an issue as various land practices and laws remain in contention with government land regulations. Challenges such as bringing land practices under one system, improper oversight of land, and land owners undeterred by prison terms in the event of a violation lead to slowed economic growth as current and potential landowners hesitate to engage in land transaction and money is instead tied up in lengthy court decisions.

See Project Poster: Perimeter Intrusion Protection System (PIPS): Accra, Ghana

Student Experience

“My ETHOS experience really opened up my eyes to the opportunities to do great work in the world using the knowledge and experiences I gained at UD. Over the course of the 10-week immersion, I began to see Ghana less as an underdeveloped country and more as a hotbed for new ideas and innovations.” – Tom Tappel, 2017 ETHOS Participant

“ETHOS ended up being a lot more to me than a summer to get engineering experience and a different perspective on the world, which is what I went into it thinking. ETHOS helped me build lasting friendships and connections in places that I never would have gotten the chance to go to. I applied without knowing if I would actually go, but it was one of the greatest decisions I ever made.” – Mark Rasmussen, 2017 ETHOS Participant

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