Nathaniel Dwamena

YAFO Institute Wins the Prestigious 2024 Think Tank Shark Tank Competition in Tanzania

We are excited to announce that, the YAFO Institute has won the Prestigious Think TANK Shark Tank Competition at the 2024 Africa Liberty Forum in Dar es Salam, Tanzania organized by Atlas Network, USA. The Think Tank Shark Tank Competition gave the opportunity to three contestants to pitch their organization’s mission and goals within five …

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YAFO Institute Selected to Compete in Prestigious 2024 Think Tank Shark Tank Competition in Tanzania

We are excited to announce that the YAFO Institute has been nominated to participate in the esteemed Think Tank Shark Tank Competition at the Africa Liberty Forum in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania by Atlas Network, USA. This nomination is a testament to our commitment to excellence and our relentless pursuit to advance liberty, free enterprise, …

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Green Ghana Day: A Day of Planting, A Year of Abandoning Seeds.

Climate change is essentially a long-term shift in temperature and weather patterns. It is a global concern. Climate Action is the 13th Sustainable Development Goal. Here, the purpose is to limit human-caused climate change. Climate change threatens life on Earth by posing the threat of unfavorable outcomes such as strong droughts, water scarcity, devastating fires, …

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Key Takeaways from YAFO Policy Dialogue on Unemployment and Talent Retention Challenges in Ghana

This article highlights key points from the fourth edition of the YAFO Institutes 2024 policy dialogue series focused on Ghana’s unemployment challenge and strategies to support entrepreneurs and retain talent for development. It was organized by YAFO Institute, an independent public research organization or think-tank with the core aim of promoting libertarian ideas and free …

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Evaluating Ghana’s Emissions Tax: A Policy Dialogue Perspective.

As Ghana takes major steps to tackle climate change by imposing a Combustion Tax [Emissions Levy Act, 2023, (Act 112)] on vehicles and machinery in important sectors, we must critically analyze the efficacy of such a tax-based method as a response to the climate crisis. While taxation can induce behavioural change and fund environmental projects, it is critical to investigate whether …

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Living Above the Rat Race: A Case for Mental Health Awareness

Life can be very frustrating for most young folks living in Africa, particularly in Ghana. This is not to assert that it’s all rosy elsewhere. However, arguably, our part of the world always offers worse. Your life tends to revolve a lot around money. There’s seemingly no time for anything else. You normally work from Monday …

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Ghana’s Unemployment Challenge; Creating A Supportive Ecosystem for Entrepreneurs and Retaining Talents for Development

Ghana has consistently been ranked among the ten fastest-growing African economies, however, unemployment has not seen any significant decrease. Unemployment is a key economic indicator of every country. When the unemployment rate increases in a country, this means that total economic production becomes less. All political campaigns inculcate the issue of unemployment in their manifestos …

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Imposing Punitive Measures on Private Transport Businesses Would Disrupt Economic Activities and Affect Livelihoods

The Ministry of Transport in Ghana made a statement on 14th April 2024 urging Ghana police and other security agencies to be on the lookout for drivers who increase lorry fares. While we acknowledge the concerns regarding fare hikes, we must address the impracticality and potential consequences of such a decision by the Ministry of Transport. …

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Working with Web3: Developing Youth in Blockchain Workforce to Unlocking Opportunities in the Digital Future.  

Are you prepared to unleash the limitless potential of blockchain technology and pave the road for a better tomorrow in the face of high unemployment rate among youth? This event welcomes you to the exciting world of Web3, where creativity knows no bounds and opportunities are endless. Join the YAFO Institute for an exciting voyage …

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Profit and Principles: Uncovering Moral Values in the Heart of Capitalism

The YAFO Institute’s 2024 Policy Dialogue Series continued with a stimulating panel discussion on the theme: “Bridging Profit and Principles: A Dialogue on Capitalism and Morality.” Mr. Nathaniel Dwamena, the distinguished president of the YAFO Institute, presided over the discussion with skill. Two highly esteemed guests graced the occasion: Mr. Bruce Koerber, a renowned economist …

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