A walk down any African street, be it in the humid lanes of Egypt or the hot paths of a warm sub-Saharan nation, will reveal the the different shades of Africa. The Africa struggling to make ends meet, and the very one which looks beyond its limits to make what seems to be impossible, possible. Parts of the African continent are finding their economic feet through technology, though most.
Nokia, World Bank’s infoDev and AppCampus announce collaboration with mobile innovation hubs across Africa, Asia and Latin America
Nokia, AppCampus and infoDev, a global innovation program of the World Bank, today announced a collaboration with mobile innovation hubs across Africa, Asia and Latin America – a move that will empower these hubs to act as scouts and agents for local talent, fast-tracking their access to AppCampus funding. AppCampus was established in 2012 as a mobile application accelerator program.
Nokia today announced its sponsorship of the mobile stream at this year’s Global Innovation & Technology Entrepreneurship Forum. The Forum, a joint initiative between infoDev, a global innovation program within the World Bank, and the Department of Science and Technology South Africa, will take place from 28th – 30th May in East London, South Africa – the first time it will be hosted.
Yesterday at the Kofi Annan Center of Excellence in ICT, the Director General of the center launched the 8th edition of Ghana’s Innovation Week under the theme Driving Innovation : New Community, New Opportunity, New Market. The event was well attended by stake holders in the ICT industry such NCA, SilkyIT, Nandimobile, InCharge Global, Ministry of Communication and media reps from.
A few weeks ago I was interviewed by Cranchon, one of the leading tech blogs in Ghana. Seriously I admire the way the team sniffs for content a regularly update the blog. During the interview, Prince had a question about the Tech Industry in Ghana. I mentioned Ghana still had some catching up to do. Since 2008, lots of progress has been made to see the establishment of a fundamental tech.
I discovered twitter when I attended my first Barcamp in Ghana, perhaps the only Barcamp I attended as a non-organizer. I fell in love with the Barcamp concept, but the 140 character microblogging service baffled me, and I could tell it was puzzling for Gameli too. How on earth am I expected to put across my thoughts in 140 characters? I kept staring at the US peace corp members who were.
On 7th May, Ghana will launch it Innovation Week 2013 at the Kofi Annan Center of Excellence in ICT. Innovation Week, the brainchild of the center aims at showcasing innovations and new releases in the Ghana ICT space. The first Innovation week was held in 2011 and this brought to light many of Ghana’s tech products created by Ghana’s young and vibrant tech community. The theme.
In the past decade, Ghana has seen a handful of tech-hubs spring up in its urban areas. Some of these hubs include the Meltwater Incubator sponsored by the Meltwater Foundation, the Mobile Web Ghana Labs supported by the World Wide Web Foundation, the Tech-hub in Kumasi supported by Vodafone Ghana and the Ghana Multimedia Incubator Center. I am aware there are other private and government initiatives.
Tigo Ghana in April 2013, became the first telecommunication company in Ghana to have its twitter account verified. A quick visit to the company’s twitter page reveals a verified badge by its name. From time to time, the micro-blogging company, Twitter, verifies accounts in the following categories : Music, Acting, Fashion, Government, Politics, Religion, Journalism, Media, Advertising,.
Africa’s largest mobile phone sales, distribution and warranty claim network is officially launching in Ghana in a bid to consolidate its position as the driving force of the Nokia brand in Ghana and neighboring countries. As the authorized distributor of genuine Nokia phones in the country, MiDCOM will use its operations in the country to supply genuine Nokia phones to the market and.