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25th-26th November 2021
Tech in Ghana
Accra

An Official Event Partner of

THE LEADING PLATFORM BRINGING TOGETHER GHANA’S TECH ECOSYSTEM FOR GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE SHARING, VALUABLE NETWORKING, AND TO SHOWCASE INNOVATION.

Overview

2021 Theme: Innovating for the Future: Tech, Entrepreneurship & Sustainability

Tech in Ghana has become the leading UK-Ghana platform that brings together Ghana’s tech ecosystem for global knowledge sharing, valuable networking, and to showcase innovation.

Since launching in 2017, the high-level event has featured over 350 speakers and tech companies, and received support from entities including Ghana’s Ministry of Communications, Facebook, Visa, MTN, Ashesi University, the British and Ghana High Commissions, London Tech Week (Europe’s biggest startup festival) and many more.

Tech in Ghana supports Ghana’s burgeoning tech industry by providing a platform to highlight, engage, stimulate and connect with founders, government agencies, corporate tech companies, and investors and influencers both locally and globally.

The platform features interactive plenary and breakout discussions with leaders in the sector, B2B networking, and innovation showcases.

This year, Tech in Ghana will explore topics including the role of technology in the AfCFTA; Navigating amidst Covid - Success stories from tech startups; Driving more females in to ICT; Connecting the Unconnected; Social Entrepreneurship, plus Boost with Facebook and crypto workshops and much more.

Tech in Ghana is the brainchild of award-winning communications expert Akosua Annobil, who in 2018 was named in the Financial Times as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic Leaders in the UK Tech Sector.

Ghana Digital Innovation Week 22-26 November 2021




Being held for the first time, and spearheaded by the Vice President’s office, Ghana Digital Innovation Week (GDIW) provides a platform to celebrate the accomplishments of Ghana’s digital innovation ecosystem and build momentum towards a shared vision for its future development.

The week will comprise of a programme of activities, including a high-level plenary session, Maker-Space, Exhibitions and Tech in Ghana, all held at the Accra International Conference Centre’s Grand Arena.

GDIW emanates from a Trilateral Cooperation between Ghana, Germany and Israel on innovation and development to promote government level awareness for digital innovation while also adding impetus to the growth of the digital innovation ecosystem in Ghana.

It’s supported by a multi-stakeholder committee including the Ministry of Communications and Digitalization, the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), Ministry of Trade and Industry (MoTI), Accra Digital Center (ADC), the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP), the Ghana Chamber of Technology Ashesi University College and the University of Ghana.

DAY 1 - ZOOM


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DAY 2 - ACCRA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTRE


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SCHEDULE

DAY 1 - Thursday 25th November:
ZOOM - VIRTUAL LAUNCH & SESSIONS

Theme: Innovating for the Future:
Tech, Entrepreneurship & Sustainability


9:30am – 09:45am: Opening Keynote
Harriet Thompson, British High Commissioner for Ghana


09:45am – 10:00am: Keynote
Papa Kow Bartels, Ghana High Commision, UK


10:00am – 10:15am: Keynote
Honorable Ama Pomaa Boateng, Ministry of Communications


10:15am – 10:30am: Ghana’s Mobile Innovation Trends 2022
Kenechi Okeleke, Lead Analyst, GSMA Intelligence


10:30am – 11:30am: Panel

Navigating Against the Odds Amidst Covid:
The Success Stories of Hubs & Startups Across Africa
Hosted by the Ghana Hubs Network

Brian Dzensi Ho Node Hub
Maurice Caschino Kumasi Hive
Josiah Eyison iSpace Ghana
Wangiwe Joanna Kambuzi Mzuzu ehub
Uche Aniche Startup South, Nigeria
Moderator: Gideon Brefo HapaSpace


11:30am – 1:00pm: Parallel Sessions

Ghana’s Next Tech Generation
Presentations from:
Izzy Obeng Foundervine
Manuella Mensah Kwaku African Science Academy
Diana Murungu African Science Academy
Tyrone Adu Girl Code
Daniel Owusu The Misfit Consulting

Tony Blair Institute (Invite Only)
The Power of Connections -
Strengthening African Tech Startup Networks


1:15pm – 2:00pm: Break


2:00pm – 3:00pm: Presentations

Highlighting Women in Tech

Elizabeth Gyamfa Akuamoah Solar Taxi: Innovating for a Cleaner Future
Meghan McCormich Oze: Driving Growth with Data
Vanessa Sanyauke Step Up: Accelerating Female Tech Talent
Jacqueline Hanson-Kotei MTN: The Role of Women in Tech
Ifeoma Uddoh Shecluded: Spearheading Female-Focused Investment


3:00pm – 4:00pm: Capacity Building Workshop
How to launch a Podcast to Leverage Your Business:
And Get it on Spotify
Bernard Achampong, Founder, UnEdited


4:00pm: Ends


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DAY 2 - Friday 26th November:
IN PERSON - ACCRA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTRE

8:00am - 8:30am: Breakfast & Registration


8:30am: Host Welcome
Akosua Annobil Tech in Ghana: The story so far
David Ofori Accra Digital Centre
Regina Bauerochse Barbosa GIZ Country Director


10:15am – 10:30am: Keynote
Adaora Ikenze
Head, Anglophone West Africa, Public Policy
Meta


10:30am – 11:15am: Panel

The Role of Technology in the
African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA)
A private sector perspective

Schandorf Adu Jetstream Africa
Tsonam Akpeloo SUKU Technologies &
Association of Ghana Industries
Cecil Senna Nutakor eCampus
Irina Oduro KudiGo
Moderator: Teki Akuetteh Falconer Africa Digital Rights Hub


11.15am – 12:00pm: Panel

Connecting the Unconnected:
What are we doing to connect the next billion to the internet?

Adaora Ikenze Meta
Louisa Sosu MTN
Worlali Senyo Farmerline
Bridget Boakye Tony Blair Institute
GIFEC
Moderator: Edmund Bawuah Ooredoo Myanmar Fintech Ltd


12:00am – 12:45pm: Panel

Social Entrepreneurship x Social Innovation:
Why blending purpose and profit is a good thing

Adwoa Ofori Women's Haven Africa
Cecil Senna Nutakor eCampus
Josiah Eyison iSpace Ghana
Edwin zu Cudoje Social Enterprise Ghana
Vivian Mensah-Dogbatse Ghana Innovation Hub
Moderator: Stephen Bediako OBE Black Global Trust


1:00pm – 2:00pm: Lunch


2:30pm – 3:30pm: Parallel Breakout Sessions

Boost with Facebook Training Session
Hosted by Meta
Trainer: Derek Tsorme
How to leverage Facebook’s tools to boost your business,
get more visibility and find new customers


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Crypto & Ghana’s eCedi:
The use case, security and payment integration
Speakers:
Eli Hini MobileMoney Ltd (MTN)
Carl Ashie Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB)
Daniel Ankomah SAS Investment Management
Loretta Joseph Lo-Jo Consultants
Emmanuel Kankam Boadu FastAd Market Ltd
Moderator: Farooq Maiga Zeni Consult Technologies


4:00pm: Ghana Digital Innovation Week Closing Ceremony


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Speakers

Honorable Ama Pomaa Boateng
Honorable Ama Pomaa Boateng
Deputy Minister for Communications and Digitalisation
Harriet Thompson
Harriet Thompson
British High Commissioner for Ghana
David Antwi Ofori
David Antwi Ofori
Head of Operations, Accra Digital Centre
Adaora Ikenze
Adaora Ikenze
Head, Anglophone West Africa | Public Policy, Meta
Carl Ashie
Carl Ashie
Head, Mobile Financial Services, GCB Bank
Jacqueline Hanson-Kotei
Jacqueline Hanson-Kotei
Enterprise Information Security & Governance Senior Manager, MTN Ghana
Regina Bauerochse Barbosa
Regina Bauerochse Barbosa
GIZ Country Director, GIZ Ghana
Josiah Eyison
Josiah Eyison
CEO/Founder, iSpace Foundation
Gideon Brefo
Gideon Brefo
CEO, hapaSpace Innovation Hub
Kenechi Okeleke
Kenechi Okeleke
Director, Social and Regional Research, GSMA Intelligence
Worlali Senyo
Worlali Senyo
Head of Corporate Services, Farmerline
Stephen Bediako OBE
Stephen Bediako OBE
Founder, Black Global Trust
Cecil Nutakor
Cecil Nutakor
Founder, eCampus
Edmund Barwuah
Edmund Barwuah
Director, Ooredoo Myanmar Fintech Limited
Izzy Obeng
Izzy Obeng
Founder & Managing Director, Foundervine
Eli Hini
Eli Hini
Chief Executive Officer, MobileMoney Limited
Vanessa Sanyauke
Vanessa Sanyauke
CEO & Founder, Girls Talk London
Maurice Nii Adjei Cashinco
Maurice Nii Adjei Cashinco
Managing Director, Kumasi Hive
Daniel Ankomah
Daniel Ankomah
Head of Asset Management, SAS Investment Management Limited
Wangiwe Joanna Kambuzi
Wangiwe Joanna Kambuzi
Founder/Managing director, Mzuzu Ehub
Brian Dzansi Dzidefo
Brian Dzansi Dzidefo
Co-Founder, Ho Node Hub
Emmanuel Kankam Boadu
Emmanuel Kankam Boadu
Co-Founder/CMO, FastAd Market Limited
Teki Akuetteh Falconer
Teki Akuetteh Falconer
Founder and Executive Director, Africa Digital Rights Hub LBG
Uche Aniche
Uche Aniche
Convener, #StartupSouth
Farooq Maiga
Farooq Maiga
Cybersecurity Consultant and Growth Strategist, Zeni Consult Technologies
Loretta Joseph
Loretta Joseph
Director, Lo-Jo Consultants
Meghan McCormick
Meghan McCormick
Cofounder & CEO, OZÉ
Daniel Aryee
Daniel Aryee
Digital Communications Analyst/ Programs Coordinator, Independent Consultant
Bernard P Achampong
Bernard P Achampong
Founder, Unedited, Ideas Genius Ltd
Louisa Ama Sosu
Louisa Ama Sosu
Senior Manager Networks Performance and SLA, Scancom Plc ( MTN Ghana)
Tyrone Adu
Tyrone Adu
Executive Director, Girl Code
Bridget Boakye
Bridget Boakye
Policy Lead, Internet Policy Unit, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
Adwoa Fosua Owusu Ofori
Adwoa Fosua Owusu Ofori
Founder/CEO, Women's Haven Africa
Edwin Zu-Cudjoe
Edwin Zu-Cudjoe
Executive Director, Social Enterprise Ghana
Eddy Acquah
Eddy Acquah
Events MC
Vivian Mensah-Dogbatse
Vivian Mensah-Dogbatse
Trainer /Consultant (Business development service), Ghana Innovation Hub
Ifeoma Uddoh
Ifeoma Uddoh
CEO/ Founder, Shecluded
Irina Oduro
Irina Oduro
VP of product, KudiGo
Diana Murungu
Diana Murungu
Student, African Science Academy
Manuella Elinam Mensah Kwawu
Manuella Elinam Mensah Kwawu
Student, African Science Academy
Daniel Owusu
Daniel Owusu
Managing Partner, The Misfit Consulting
Schandorf Adu Bright
Schandorf Adu Bright
Director of Key Accounts, Jetstream Africa
Doreen Avio
Doreen Avio
Radio/Television Personality/MC, Multimedia Group LTD
Papa Kow Bartels
Papa Kow Bartels
Head, Trade and Investment, Ghana High Commission

More speakers to be announced

Testimonials

‘It was excellent to see first-hand the huge amount of innovation and excitement surrounding opportunities for technology advances in Ghana. I am confident the conference will lead to many further discussions: with businesses; with contacts; and networks made at the event.’
Adam Afriyie, UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Ghana
‘TIGC Accra went very well, and in my view the team have set a strong foundation to build upon it for subsequent editions. Well done for your efforts in highlighting ICT developments and associated impacts and issues in Ghana.’
Albert Antwi-Boasiako, National Cyber Security Advisor, Ministry of Communications
‘A very insightful session and I really enjoyed the various panel discussions. I would love to see more of this and how we translate the various discussions into actions that will see significant growth the tech industry in Ghana.’
Edmund Barwuah, Director, Mobile Financial Services, AirtelTigo
The Tech in Ghana London Conference was fantastic. Bright and brilliant people in one room. See you next year!’
Angela Mensah-Poku, Vodafone Ghana Director for Enterprise and Wholesale
‘A really well organised event, great speakers, content, insights on the tech opportunity; business, social and education. A lot of value - thanks to the TIGC team’
Julian Ansah, Delegate

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