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Jamel Buhari & Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson

Dr. Monk

2018, 2019

Participated in edition:

About the host:

Dr. Monk is an international agency that offers research and ideation, with offices in Accra and Amsterdam and a worldwide network of collaborating pioneers. We immerse ourselves in topics at the intersection of sustainability and global inequality, only to emerge with interventions that will have a systemic impact. Our goal is to contribute to a more equal, regenerative and compassionate future. Jamal Buhari: Last year we had a great first GCD in Accra! It was amazing to see kids from different backgrounds working together on big global topics. The GCD is a great opportunity for children to open up their imagination and share their perspective on global issues, by being the ones designing innovative solutions for them. Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson is a Ghanaian-Nigerian creative arts enthusiast with a keen interest in research, literary arts innovative story telling. Currently, she works with Dr. Monk as a researcher and projects coordinator for the Ghana Office and volunteers with a literary organization in Ghana as well. She has a degree in Music and English from the University of Ghana and her writings have won a few awards in some competitions.

About the event:

This year, we are hosting the Global Children’s Designathon in Ghana for the second time. Bringing children together from the Suhum area and the Agbogbloshie district, we are mixing children from both rural and urban environments. A unique opportunity for children from di erent backgrounds to work together and come up with refreshing and creative ideas. We’ll be working with inspiring local partners to make sure we provide the best facilitators to guide the children during the GCD.

Title: Sustainable cattle pen

Team: Godfred, Rita & Kwaku - age 10
Topic: Agriculture



Using natural spaces in nature for cattle pens, to prevent cutting down trees for cattle. The roof is built in a way that rainwater is collected and used for irrigation.

Title: Car tire recycler
Team: Seth, Abel & Emmanuel - age 11
Topic: Air-pollution



A machine that recycles tires to prevent air pollution caused by burning tires.

Title: Bamboo/Clay house

Team: Team Bamboo

Topic: Alternatives for wood



A house made of bamboo and clay to stop deforestation.

​Global partners: