The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the winners of Apps4Africa 2012: Business Challenge, an Africa-wide competition to develop sustainable technology-based solutions to youth unemployment. Selected from nearly 300 applications from 27 countries by an international panel of judges, the winning teams are: SliceBiz (from Ghana): a web and mobile investment platform that uses.
When Origgin launched its A Day in Tech Initiative, I blogged about it, do visit my previous post on the project for more info. Origgin Ltd, a Ghanaian mobile software company is passionate about seeing a quantum leap in technology adoption in Ghana. Origgin is therefore fostering technology education in Ghana through its newly developed initiative; “A Day In Tech”. A Day In Tech, a.
The Ghana India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (AITI-KACE) has awarded scholarships worth GHS100,000 to Seventeen (17) Ghanaian young women studying software development to pursue Post-graduate diploma programmes in Advanced Computing(DAC) and Wireless & Mobile Computing (WiMC) in Accra, Ghana and Pune in India. This initiative, the first of its kind in Africa, is geared towards.
More and more technology events, workshops, awards ceremonies are being held in Ghana by the month. This probably signifies a growing tech community or an increase in interest in technology in Ghana. Last year alone I can list, Apps4Africa, BlogCamp12, G-Ghana, Barcamps, Startup Weekend Accra, Girls In ICT, Computermania, and many more. On January 24th this year, the tech community will experience.
Although a more scientific research is yet to be commissioned to find out the commonest mobile app used in Ghana, Whatsapp, has been suspected to be in the lead. On Saturday January 12th 2013 Elivemusicgh.com through its Facebook page did a poll asking its fans which mobile app they used most often. By the time of publishing this blog post, 545 correspondents had answered the poll on the.
Facebook and Nokia have today announced an innovation with the introduction of a built-in Facebook button available on the new Nokia Asha 205. Introduced today, the Nokia Asha 205 is the first Nokia phone that includes a dedicated Facebook button, designed for people who want the fastest, one-click access to popular Facebook features. “People around the world use Facebook Mobile to connect.
Just a few months after Ghana’s Best Rapper was verified on twitter, the Tema-based artiste, Michael Owusu, popularly known as Sarkodie was unveiled by Samsung as its brand ambassador for a year. Undoubtedly Sarkodie has chalked many successes this year and the last. He therefore organised the YouKnowWhatTimeItIs Concert on 10-11-12 (10th Nov 2012) to show appreciation to his fans.
BloggingGhana, Ghana’s biggest organisation of bloggers and social media activists is certainly exhibiting lots of creativity when it comes to the use of social media in Ghana. For the past two years the organization co-founded by Kajsa Halberg-Adu has made very important strides in country. They first started with Social Media break-out sessions at Barcamp events in 2009, 2010, and.
We’re pleased to announce that Apps4Africa will be returning to Ghana for the third consecutive year, with the new theme “Business Challenge.” Join us on December 1st at the Kofi Annan Center of Excellence (KACE-AITI), from 10.00am for the brainstorming event to discuss and develop potential submissions. Register at Eventbrite, Apps4Africa 2012: Business Challenge builds on the.
On Friday, 26th October 2012, EPIC Global Media, USAID and collaborating partners from Ghana’s public and private sectors will launch the Ghana Multimedia Branding Campaign at the Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra. The red carpet event will feature the screening of a half hour documentary-style production and a 60-second television commercial, both produced by EPIC. Starting in October, the.