MakerFaireAfrica [MFA] is also happening live at the Advanced Information Technology Institute [AITI], Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence [KACE] in Accra from the 14th – 16th August from 0800GMT to 1800GMT daily. It sure would be worth the time spent there.
MFA is designed to create a space on the continent where Afri-gadget-type innovations, inventions and initiatives can be sought, identified, brought to life, supported, amplified, and propagated, this conference will answer the question, "What happens when you put the drivers of ingenious concepts from across the African continent together and add resources to the mix?"
With more than 900 people expected to participate, MFA is a chance to change the conversation about Africa from development to innovation. Check out my post on MakerFaireAfrica.
If you are a blogger and living/residing in Ghana, we have a Ghana Bloggers Group that meets once every month. We are meeting again on August 13th @ Smoothies Pub at the end of the Oxford Street in Osu from 0630GMT.
Miquel Hudin Balsa is visiting Ghana for the Maker Faire Africa workshop and would like to meet Ghana Bloggers. He's one of the founders and the main programmer of Maneno; (which is a blogging platform) being built for the African blogger. You can read more about MANENO
The Africa Mentor Network Incorporated is to launch on August 12th, 2009 a premier networking event in Ghana dubbed: “The Speed Networking Roundtable” at the African Regency Hotel in Accra, which would bring together top executives of companies in Ghana to listen to “wisdom and knowledge” of African child and guide him or her (child) to achieve greater heights. “It is an organization made for Africa by Africans to help the continent's youth to help themselves through mentoring and networking.
Ms. Esi Yankah, President of the NGO, said the event would give the youth the platform to unearth their skills and capabilities at a face-to-face interaction with these top executives and managers. The idea is to promote networking where participants could be hired by the companies and organizations of these executives and or gain a second interview for possible employment.
“The Africa Mentor Network event will introduce the art of networking into the Ghanaian community and create an environment where all corporate executives who may be competitors can come together for a common purpose,” it said.
Well; for your information, I have already confirmed and booked my seat for this event and would be glad if you could also. I am not sure, the group is still receiving applications for “The Speed Networking Roundtable” by now but I hope, this link can be able to help us out.
Hope to see you at any of the events mentioned above.. AccraConsciousForever would bring you more..!!!