Awards and Recognition
Prize for Young Leaders, Finalist. (2008)
The John P.
McNulty prize seeks to inspire young people from around the world to make a real
difference in their communities by recognizing the very best in high impact
leadership. The award is meant to celebrate the spirit and memory of the Aspen
Institute's trustee, John P. McNulty and is given annually to an Aspen Global
Leadership Network (AGLN) Fellow.
Africa Pan African Award for Entrepreneurship in Education,
Ghana Country Prize. (2008)
Educating Africa Pan
African Award for Entrepreneurship in Education seeks to identify and
celebrate the achievements of social entrepreneurs who understand the
role education can play within their communities in creating positive
social change. Prize winners were selected from a large pool of
applicants from across Africa.
The award was sponsored
by Teach A Man to Fish, an international non-profit organization and Educating
Africa, a foundation that is committed to supporting sustainable cost effective
education initiatives that empower students and the communities they represent
(Technology, Entertainment, Design) Conference, Fellow. (2008)
TED Fellows program helps world-changing innovators from around the globe become
part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their
remarkable projects and activities. Fellows are drawn from many disciplines that
reflect the diversity of TED's members: technology, entertainment, design, the
sciences, the humanities, the arts, NGOs, business and more.
Economic Forum, Young Global Leader. (2007)
Founder, Patrick Awuah, was among 250 people around the world nominated Global
This award by the World
Economic Forum recognizes the unique contributions and potential of individuals
drawn from a pool of 4,000 leaders around the world.
Each year, the
World Economic Forum
honours leaders from business, government, media, and non-profit organizations
by recognizing and acknowledging their work. About 200 to 300 outstanding young
leaders from around the world are identified and recognized for their
professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute
to shaping the future of the world.
•President of Ghana,
Order of the Volta. (2007)
2007, the President of Ghana, John Agyekum Kufuor presented Patrick
Awuah with the Order of the Volta Award in recognition of his efforts in
improving tertiary education in Ghana. This award is amongst one of the
highest in the land.
College, Honorary Doctorate. (2004)
Swarthmore College President Alfred H. Bloom awarded Ashesi Founder,
Patrick Awuah, an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in recognition of his
work to promote liberal arts education in Ghana. The presentation was
made during Swarthmore's commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 30th.
Mr. Awuah was asked to speak
during the ceremony to Swarthmore's graduating class of 2004.
Awuah graduated from Swarthmore College in 1989 with degrees in
Economics and Engineering. Mr. Awuah credits the education he received
at Swarthmore college as a model for the curriculum he helped develop at