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Photos: Ghana DVC with Students from DC and Ghana

DC and Ghanaian Students Do DVC Diplomacy
April 17, 2008

Students from MacFarland Middle School in Washington, D.C. “met” with students in Accra, Ghana in a digital video conference (DVC) to “negotiate” solutions to climate change. The students prioritized the real-life issues on how to address deforestation and changing coastlines.

This collaborative project is a joint initiative among the USDC, the Bureau of African Affairs and Global Classrooms® Washington, D.C. The U.S. Embassy in Ghana welcomed students from Life Link Friendship Schools in Tema, Ghana and assisted the students on the Ghanaian side.

Students represented eight stakeholder groups: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Honda Motor Company, governments of Ghana, the Netherlands, Malaysia, South Africa, Ford Motor Company, and the World Bank. Liz Murphy, international relations officer in the Bureau of Oceans, Environment and Science, the Office of Global Change, was content specialist for the project and supported the DVC program by monitoring the negotiations.

Students from Metro DC area pictured at the State Department prior to their DVC with students from Ghana.  State Department photo. Teacher and African Affairs volunteers who worked with the school on this project DVC.  State Department photo
DC Global Classrooms Coordinator Taishya Adams, left
African Affairs coordinator Nicole Peacock speaks to the students and teachers prior to the DVC with the students in Ghana. State Department photo
Bureau of African Affairs volunteer helps with writing the goals of the video conference for the students. State Department photo. Students at the State Department get right to work on their research during the DVC.  State Department photo Students at the State Department get right to work on their research during the DVC.  State Department photo
One student listens intently during the Ghana DVC at the State Department. State Department photo Television view of the students in Ghana during the DVC with students in DC at the State Department. State Department photo One student listens intently during the Ghana DVC at the State Department. State Department photo
Close-up view of one Ghanian student during the DVC held at the State Department with local students. State Department photo Room view of the students listening intently to comments from the students in Ghana during the DVC at the State Department.  State Department photo The group goes over the results of the DVC and makes final notes on the project. State Department photo

 


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