The Ghana ThinkTank was founded in 2006 by Christopher Robbins, John Ewing, and Matey Odonkor. Carmen Montoya joined the project in 2009.

Ghana ThinkTank Associates:
Aaron Krach
Hidde van Greuningen
Chandra Josette Giambrone Ghaznavi
Emily Greco

And Thanks to:
Dennis Moore, Animation 2014
Gris Marquez and Mario Echeveste – San Diego/ Tijuana Associates 2014
Matthew Collura – Social Media Summer 2014
Jia-Lian Lin – Social Media Spring 2014
Kelsey Harrison – Research Associate 2013
Shannon Lee Carroll: Videographer, Summer 2012
Martin Harding: Physical Computing (for Morocco, Israel, and Mexico)
Kevin Patton: Physical Computing (for New York, China and Germany)
A.J. McGuire: Web Design 2011
Rachel Peddersen: Summer Associate 2011
Catherine McTague: Summer Associate 2011
Tom Kietz: : Summer Associate 2011

We would like to thank our generous sponsors and supporters:
Black Rock Arts Foundation
CEC ArtsLink
Creative Capital
Creative Time
Kindle Project
New York State Council on the Arts
Puffin Foundation
Queens Museum of Art
smARTpower, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, administered by the Bronx Museum of the Arts
SUNY Purchase College

And, of course, our Think Tanks!

El Salvador
Cambodia: Olesia Plokhii, Journalist for The Cambodia Daily, Haley Hrymak, English teacher for the International Institute of Cambodia (IIC), and English students from the IIC.
Mexico (Zapotan): Paty Silva, Norman Blanco, Guilda de Alba and Regina Cantú
Gaza Strip
Lebanon: Vilma Paat, Mercedes Feolino, Aileen Brabante and Marry. Organized by Ashlee Tuttleman.
Serbia: Ivica Mihajlovic, Milan Grujic-Aksentijevic, Ivana Tasic, Ana Antic, Vladan Stojkovic, Bojan Trajkovic, Marjan Prvulovic, Prijezda Jovanovic, Marjan Pejic, and Nikola Milenkovic
Artistic Noise

Sudanese Think Tank: Adam Ahmed, Adam Arbab, Ahmed Mirsal Adam, Anwar Suliman Arbab, Arbab Abakar, Bashor Mohammad Salah, Jamal Omer, Zakaria Mohammed Abdallah Saleh , Hassan Butora Rahima, Hassan Ahmed Shakur, Yeman Adam, Muhamed Haron Abker, Noureldin Mohammed Adam, Adil Aldao

Eritrean Think Tank: Binyam Gikidan, Habtom Kiflom Tesfamariam, Sulumani Mohammed, Samrawit Solomon, Shiden Kitiai, Tomass Gabrab, Teklit Michael


6 Responses to Credits

  1. Kwaku Kyei says:

    Interesting project.Just wanted to introduce to you Recnowa Initiative a Ghanaian non-profit that seeks to innovate with some of the millions of plastic and other material waste creating enviromental havoc in Ghana and turning them into high fashion goods for both the local and international markets.
    If you would like any assignment on waste management to propose solutions or partnership we are there.
    Stay blessed.

  2. How can we get in touch with you for conferences/events/speaker requests?

  3. fridah land says:

    i’m confused – is this over? and why was/is it called Ghana ThinkTank? is/was this initiated by Ghanaians? is it out of Ghana?

    • Christopher says:

      Ghana ThinkTank is still very much in action. In 2012 we worked in Tbilisi, Georgian and Tassoultante, Morocco, as well as New York City. In 2013, we will move to the US/ Mexico border.

      It is called the Ghana ThinkTank because the first think tank was from Ghana. Also, it seems to get the idea across well. Now, there are also think tanks in Cuba, Iran, Afghanistan, Mexico, El Salvador, Serbia, and on… but we kept the name “Ghana ThinkTank” b/c it explains the premise without becoming too specifically political (like if it was called “Cuba ThinkTank” for instance.

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