UEED Africa 2021 Conference will be hosted online. The Conference is hosted by the University of Cape Coast and conference schedule is based on Ghana's time zone  (GMT)

UEED 2021 PROGRAMME

9.00 – 9.30 Link to the Online Exhibition open

9.30 – 9.55 Opening Ceremony

Prof. (Mrs.) Rosemond Boohene
Director, Centre or Entrepreneurship & Small Scall Enterprises Development, University of Cape Coast, Ghana

9.30 – 9.45 A. Welcome Remarks (5 minutes each)

Welcome Remarks by:
1. Vice Chancellor, University of Cape Coast (Prof. Johnson Nyarko Boampong)
2. CEO, Ghana Enterprises Agency (Ms. Kosi Yankey)
3.CEO, National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan (NEIP) (Ms. Abigail Swad Laryea)

9.45 – 9.55 B. Goodwill Messages by Key Partners (2 minutes each)

Goodwill Messages by:
1. Director, DAAD Information Center (Ms. Lena Leumer)
2. President, Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Mr. Clement Osei-Amoako)

9.55 – 15.30 Parallel Session 1: Company Exhibition at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. Live stream

10.30 – 13.00 Parallel Session 2: Pre-Conference Workshops

Moderator: Mr. Umuerri Oghenekome (Project Manager, BET-Ghana, Hochscule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University, Germany)
Rapporteur: Ms. Felicia Freda Idun-Acquah

10.30 – 11.00 Startup Pitch

11.00 – 11.30 Business in Africa: Interview with Mark Essien (Founder HNG)

12.00 – 12.30 Business in Africa: Interview with Pacificring (Project Manager Cassanovas)

12.30 – 13.00 Startup Exhibition/Poster

9.00 – 9.30 Link to the Online Exhibition open

9.30 – 11.05 Opening Ceremony

Mrs. Anastasia Nana Ama Kumi Korsah
Department of Management, School of Business, University of Cape Coast

9.30 – 9.55 A. Welcome Remarks (5 minutes each)

Welcome Remarks by:
1. Vice Chancellor, University of Cape Coast (Prof. Johnson Nyarko Boampong)
2. Provost, College of Humanities and Legal Studies (Prof. Francis Amuquandoh)
3. Dean, School of Business, University of Cape Coast (Prof. John Gartchie Gatsi)
4. Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship & Small Enterprise Development, University of Cape Coast (Prof. Mrs. Rosemond Boohene)
5. Vice President, International Bonn Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany (Prof. Jurgen Bode)

9.55 – 10.15 Goodwill Messages by Key Partners (5 minutes each)

Goodwill Messages by:
1. Director, DAAD Information Center, Ghana (Ms. Lena Leumer)
2. National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan (NEIP) (Ms. Abigail Swad Laryea)
3. President, Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Mr. Clement Osei-Amoako)
4. CEO, Ghana Enterprises Agency (Ms. Kosi Yankey)

10.15 – 10.45 C. Keynote Presentation (20 Minutes)

Dr. (Mrs.). Gloria K. Q. Agyapong
Head, Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management, University of Cape Coast

Keynote Presentation by:
1. Group CEO, Hollard Insurance, Ghana (Mrs. Patience Akyianu)
2. Questions (10 minutes)

11.45 – 11.00 Health Break

11.00 – 12.20 Plenary Session (30 Minutes each)

11.00 – 11.40 Panel Discussion on Promoting Sustainable Business Partnerships Between Ghanaian EU Firms: Challenges and Key Success Factors & Question TIme

Moderator: Prof. James Attah Peprah
Panel Chair: Phanuel Wunu (PhD Fellow, Centre for Entrepreneurship & Small Enterprise Development, University of Cape Coast, Ghana)
Rapporteur: Ms Dorcas Aba Ochil

11.40 – 12.20 Panel Discussion on Flipped Classroom Approach and Entrepreneurial Skills Development & Question TIme

Moderator: Prof. Nana Yaw Oppong (Head, Department of Human Resource Management)
Panel Chair: Prof. Daniel Agyapong (Department of Finance, School of Business, University of Cape Coast, Ghana)
Rapporteur: Dr. Evelyn Enchil

12.20 – 13.55 Parallel Sessions (20 Minutes for each presenter)

12.20 – 13.55 Parallel Session I: Presentation on the Conference Subtheme 1: Business and entrepreneurship in Africa

Chair: Dr. Udo Scheuer (Vice President, Bonn Rhein-Sieg University, of Applied Sciences, Germany)
Rapporteur: Ms. Indra Acquah

Paper 1: Management of Employee Records in Small Enterprises in Ghana
Presenter: Raphael Papa Kweku Andoh (Office of the GNPC Professorial Chair in Petroleum Commerce, University of Cape Coast, Ghana and Department of Human Resource Management, University of Cape Coast, Ghana

 

Paper 2: Can Africa do without entrepreneurs?
Presenter: Amoabeng Unity Akosua and Morrison, Charles

 

Paper 3: Entrepreneurial Capabilities of Small Businesses in Emerging Market Economy
Presenter: Isaac Mensah (Cape Coast Technical University, Department of Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation)

 

Paper 4: Cooperative Credit Unions and Entrepreneurial Activities in Atebubu
Presenter: Samuel Kingsford Seglah, Millicent Amponsah. (Ghana Communication Technology University) and David Yaw Mordey (Savitribai Phule Pune University, India)

 

Discussion

12.20 – 13.55 Parallel Session II: Presentation on the Conference Subtheme 1: Business and entrepreneurship in Africa

Chair: Prof John Gartchie Gatsi (Dean, School of Business, University of Cape Coast)
Rapporteur: Mr. Senanu Dekpo-Adza

Paper 1: Financial Literacy and SMES Growth in Ghana
Presenter: Emmanuel Addai Kwaning, Isaac Kame Amoah-Arhinful, Frederick Nsiah and John Kwame Akuma (Ghana Communication Technology University)

 

Paper 2: Technology Entrepreneurship: Implications for Technical Universities and Enterprise Development in Ghana
Presenter: Stephen Agyefi-Mensah, Alhassan Mumuni, Nana Esi Bedua-Taylor, Isaac Mensah (Cape Coast Technical University (CCTU) Cape Coast, Ghana)

 

Paper 3: Managing the strain accompanying psychological contract breach in healthcare business
Presenter: Samuel Koomson (PhD Candidate, School of Business, University of Cape Coast)

 

Paper 4: Innovative behaviour and museum tourists’ satisfaction: moderating role of gamification
Presenter: Hevi Stewart L. T. Selase, Agbenorxevi Dupey Clemence; Govina Esi Sena

 

Discussion

12.20 – 13.55 Parallel Session III: Presentation on the Conference Subtheme 2 & 3: Consumer goods and food processing industries and E-learning and Digitization

Prof. Ernest Abano (Head, Agricultural Engineering, University of Cape Coast)
Rapporteur: Ms. Honla Ablemah Quarm

Paper 1: Supply Chain Quality Management Practices and Competitive Advantage of Food Processing Firms in Ghana: The moderating role of Innovation.
Presenter: Buer Selorm Buertey and Gloria K.Q. Agyapong (School of Business, University of Cape Coast)

 

Paper 2: Laser-Induced Fluorescence Detection of Flour Adulteration in Groundnut Paste
Presenter: Anderson et al (Laser and Fibre Optics Centre, Department of Physics, College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, University of Cape Coast, Ghana)

 

Paper 3: Innovation Capability and Performance of Agro-Processing Enterprises in Ghana
Presenter: Irene Naa Korkoi Armah (University of Cape Coast, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Small Enterprise Development)

 

Paper 4: In Search of Quality: Students Perception on Online Designed Courses
Presenter: Abednego Kofi Bansah (Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, UCC)

 

Discussion

13.55 – 14.10 Health Break

14.10 – 16.05 Parallel Sessions (20 Minutes for each presenter)

14.10 – 15.45 Parallel Session IV: Presentation on the Conference Subtheme 3: E-learning and Digitization

Chair: Mrs Regina Brautlacht (Presidential Commissioner, Advisor for Global Digital Learning, Hochscule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University, Germany)
Rapporteur: Mr. Kwame Ofori

Paper 1: Adoption of e-learning and digitization among SMEs in Ghana
Presenter: Charles Hanu, Philip Mensah (Takoradi Technical University, Takoradi, Ghana), Alex Adom (University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana) and Hayford Amegbe (Dominion University College, Accra, Ghana)

 

Paper 2: Exploring the Process and Competitiveness of Digital Entrepreneurship in Ghana
Presenter: Rhoda Saan (Centre for Entrepreneurship and Small Enterprise Development (CESED), University of Cape Coast, Ghana)

 

Paper 3: Knowledge, use and challenges of digital scholarship: University of Cape Coast students in focus
Presenter: Theophilus Kwamena Ocran, Ebenezer Martin-Yeboah, Paulina Yaa Kwafoa and Samuel Ampofu (Sam Jonah Library, UCC)

 

Paper 4: Students Readiness For Electronic Learning: Evidence From The University Of Cape Coast
Presenter: Osman Issah Fuseini, Ahamed Baba Issah, and Comfort A.A. Anipa

 

Discussion

14.10 – 16.05 Parallel Session V: Presentation on the Conference Subtheme 3 & 4: E-learning and Digitization and Entrepreneurial education for employment and economic growth

Chair: Dr. (Mrs) Keren N. A. Arthur (Lecturer, University of Cape Coast)
Rapporteur: Ms. Ramatu Issifu

Paper 1: Preliminary Study on E-collaboration Readiness and Community of Inquiry Presences
Presenter: Alimatu-Saadia Yussiff (University of Cape Coast, Ghana)

 

Paper 2: Narratives of Skills Development in Entrepreneurship Education among Nigerian Graduates
Presenter: Simeon-Fayomi Bolanle Clara, Adebakin Azeez Babatunde and Ekundayo Opeyemi Oyewunmi (Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria)

 

Paper 3: Developing Practical Business Competencies Among Art-Based Graduates For Work
Presenter: Rev Dr Timothy Crentsil, Samuel Owusu Mensah And Michael Obeng Nyarko (Kumasi Technical University)

 

Paper 4: Supply Chain Capabilities and Sustainable Competitive Advantage of Hotels in the Greater Accra Region
Presenter: Christabel Temah Sarfo (Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management, School of Business, University of Cape Coast)

 

Paper 5: Conceptualising impact measurements of entrepreneurship education outcomes: A Scoping Review
Presenter: Enoch Mensah-Williams (PhD candidate, School of Management, IT and Governance, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa); Evelyn Derera (School of Management, IT and Governance, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)

 

Discussion

14.10 – 15.45 Parallel Session VI: Presentation on the Conference Subtheme 5 & 6: Sustainable/Responsible business and Tourism

Chair: Prof. Daniel Agyapong, Department of Finance, School of Business University of Cape Coast)
Rapporteur: Mr. Richard Kofi Opoku

Paper 1: Post-Harvest Losses of Tomatoes in Value and Supply Chains in Ghana: Evidence from Retailers and Farmers
Presenter: Dr. Dominic Owusu, Clifford Kevin Bemedict Aboah and Rebecca Dei Mensah (University of Cape Coast)

 

Paper 2: Achieving Food Security through Sustainable Aquaculture: A Case of Osun State, Nigeria
Presenter: Omitoyin Siyanbola (University of Ibadan), Selorm Omega and Estine Salu (University of Cape Coast)

 

Paper 3: Extended Producer Responsibility and Sustainable Waste Management among Households
Presenter: Mr Daniel Ofori (Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management, School of Business, University of Cape Coast)

 

Paper 4: CCTU Eco-Guesthouse Project: Reflections on Outcomes of Business Plan Development
Presenter: Stephen Agyefi-Mensah, Michael Kissi, Ben Ebo Attom and Albert Ayia-Koi (Cape Coast Technical University (CCTU) Cape Coast, Ghana)

 

Discussion

16.05 – 16.35 Keynote Presentation (20 Minutes & 10 Minutes Questions)

Chair: Dr. (Mrs) Elizabeth Annan-Prah (Immediate past Vice-Dean, School of Business, University of Cape Coast

16.35 – 16.50 Closing Ceremony

Mrs. Anastasia Nana Ama Kumi Korsah (Department of Management, School of Business, University of Cape Coast)

Closing remarks by: (5 minutes each)
1. Vice Chancellor of University of Cape Coast (Prof. Johnson Nyarko Boampong)
2. Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship & Small Enterprise Development, University of Cape Coast, Ghana (Prof. Rosemond Boohene)
3. Vice President, International Bonn Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany (Prof. Jurgen Bode)

16.50                 Official Closing