Tech in Ghana will host its eighth conference on Friday 26th November to mark the final day of Ghana Digital Innovation Week (GDIW), which is currently being spearheaded by the Office of the Vice President at the Accra International Conference Centre.
Meta, Farmerline, MTN, Jetstream Africa, eCampus, KudiGo, and iSpace Ghana are among those set to participate in the eighth edition of Tech in Ghana, which launched in London and Accra in 2017 to bring together the country’s tech ecosystem for global knowledge sharing, meaningful networking, and to showcase innovation.
Tech in Ghana’s 2021 edition will be launched virtually by the Ministry of Communications and the British High Commission Accra on Thursday 25th November, followed by an in-person event as part of GDIW on Friday 26th November.
‘We’re all super excited this year to be staging TIG as part of the first Ghana Digital Innovation Week,’ says Akosua Annobil, founder of Tech in Ghana and AB2020 – the organisation behind the flagship event.
‘Over the past four years we’ve brought together over 400 stakeholders from the ecosystem, and see this collaboration as an extension of our aim to share knowledge, facilitate meaningful networking and to give a platform to new trends, innovations and projects that contribute to propelling Ghana’s digital space forward.’
This year’s theme, Innovating for the Future: Tech, Entrepreneurship, and Sustainability, will drive conversations around topics including the role of tech in the AfCFTA and Connecting the Unconnected, plus feature capacity building workshops such as a Boost with Facebook training session to be hosted by Meta – who are sponsors of the event.
‘As Ghanaian businesses recover from the shock caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re happy to support this initiative that brings the best of Ghana’s tech ecosystem to showcase innovations for the future,’ Phil Oduor, Meta’s Policy Programs Manager for Economic Impact and Digital Literacy, said commenting on the collaboration.
‘At Meta, we are committed to enabling African entrepreneurs with tools and programmes like Boost with Facebook which helps them with the digital skills to achieve their business objectives.’
Tech in Ghana will be held at the Accra International Conference Centre on Friday 26th November from 8.30am–4pm. Tickets for the event and virtual launch on Thursday 25th November are available now via www.TechInGhanaConference.com