Italy has 129 embassies in the world, many of which represent our country in geographically distant, little-known contexts. Avamposti, the new podcast series produced in collaboration with the AGI news agency, has selected some of them to describe their different facets and also analyse them in the light of their relations with the Italian culture. Thanks to the contribution of the diplomatic network and the voices of Italians who have had the opportunity to thoroughly examine their customs and traditions for professional or personal reasons, the profiles of these places will become clearer and more understandable. A journey around the world in 6 stages leading to 6 different destinations. From geopolitics to history, through entrepreneurship and cuisine: the many faces of these countries are observed through the eyes of our Italian nationals who have first-hand experience with them.
Today’s destination is Ghana: overlooking the Gulf of Guinea, it was the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to gain independence in 1957; after years of internal conflicts, it can now look to the future with the benefit of consolidated political stability. Despite its current economic problems, it remains a point of reference for the African continent, also offering numerous opportunities to Italian entrepreneurs wishing to invest in the area.
Speakers: Samia Nkrumah (Ghanaian politician); Daniela D’Orlandi (Italian Ambassador to Ghana); Patrizia Baldi (President of Ghana Italian Women Association); Andrea Ghia (engineer).
Listen to the episode here.