Francis Mbawini Abugbilla, Jackson School doctoral candidate and the 2017-2018 Henry M. Jackson Doctoral Fellow, was recently featured in an AllAfrica.com article titled “Ghana: Student Donates Solar Panels to Kpantarigu Basic Schools in Bawku West.”
Abugbilla recently installed four solar panels in a primary and junior high school in his hometown of Kpantarigu, Ghana. In an effort to bring electricity to help educate young people, Abugbilla was able to fund the project through the Marcy Migdal Fund for Educational Equality at the Center for Global Studies, one of six National Resource Centers housed at the Jackson School.
As a recipient of the scholarship, he purchased a solar panel, battery and an inverter to power the local school. The solar panels enabled students to use computers donated by the Ghanian Education Service.
The original article was published in The Ghanian Times.
Abugbilla’s research interests include grassroots participation in conflict resolution, management, and peace building in Africa. His primary research focus in the Jackson School Ph.D. program is Peace, Violence, and Security, with Law, Rights, and Governance as his secondary area.