The Institute offers a range of short and long-term residential programs: workshops, seminars and internships as well as semester-long programs with participating universities for a local and international community of learners and doers.

Kokrobitey creates opportunities for international groups to live and learn in a developing nation, experiencing the challenges and excitement of navigating between the worlds of the traditional cultures and that of the emerging market economy. Participants explore ways in which art, design and the environment support development through product, performance and discourse. We welcome groups that are willing to learn while sharing their expertise in community service working across our multi-disciplinary educational and development projects.

Participants will live on the Kokrobitey Institute campus with expertly prepared, home-cooked meals made with fresh, local ingredients. The cuisine combines Ghanaian, West African, and continental cooking. Both vegetarian and meat-based dishes are available for each meal. The Institute happily accommodates dietary needs and considerations.

Throughout seminar programs participants go on various field trips to schools and cultural centers. We can visit the capital city of Accra, as well as the Elmina and Cape Coast slave castles, the rainforest at Kakum National Park, and colonial Jamestown. While in Accra we visit hubs of activity like the Makola market, the National Theatre, and the Arts Centre.  We visit significant Ghanaian leaders and business owners at their place of work, for example last month we took a group of Americans to visit Seth Dei's Blue Sky juice factory & African Art Museum.



  • African Diaspora

  • Resourceful Design

  • Urban Scholars

  • Ghanaian Traditional Culture & Crafts

  • Wordpress Photo West African Photographers

  • Water & Agriculture

Please contact us with your program idea.