Commitment to Action

Gender Parity in Ashesi's New Engineering Program

Commitment by

Ashesi University Foundation

In 2014, Ashesi University College committed to add a new engineering major with a goal of achieving gender parity. The program will train and prepare young women to guide the engineering solutions that will address some of Africa's most pressing problems. Over the first four years of the program, Ashesi will enroll 300 students, half of which will be women, and will reach over 1,040 high school girls through summer programs and recruitment efforts.





Gender Parity in Ashesi's New Engineering Program



Est. Duration

3 years

Estimated Total Value



Africa, Asia


BENIN, CAMEROON, CHINA, COTE D'IVOIRE, Democratic Republic of the Congo, EGYPT, Equatorial Guinea, GAMBIA, GHANA, GUINEA

Commitment by

Ashesi University Foundation

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Swarthmore College, University of Waterloo, United States Agency for International Development, University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Miami University, Cordes Foundation, IDP Foundation, Inc., Arizona State University, King Innovation Fund, The Donald and Alice Noble Foundation, John P. & Anne Welsh McNulty Foundation, General Electric