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BarCamp Accra 2013 is a free networking event to bring people together for a day of discussion, demos and dialogue about Accra, Ghana and beyond. The event shall be held on December 23 at the World Bank office. The theme is “Exercising Ethics to Engineer Excellence”. This Barcamp event will be the 28th organized by the GhanaThink Foundation, as part of its Barcamp Ghana program which is building a network of change makers, doers and entrepreneurs.
BarCamp Accra 2013 will focus on corruption and ethics. It would highlight ethical leaders and ethics in every sphere of Ghanaian life. Corruption has been a big theme in Ghana this year, and a lot of us have read and listened to media reports in anger and disappointment. After the initial reactions fade away, we realize that attitudes of corruption and dishonesty are deeply entrenched in our society and we wonder what we can do about it as ordinary Ghanaians.
At Barcamp Accra, we intend to discuss, in interactive panel sessions, issues of ethics, corruption and most importantly, how we can achieve excellence without being unethical. There will also be the popular speed mentoring sessions with many inspirational people. We'll cap off the day with breakout sessions. Some of our confirmed resource personnel are Shamima Muslim, Nhyira Addo, Bernard Avle (CITI FM), Kwame Gyan (Airtel), Kinna Likimani (Ghana Decides), Gloria Buckman (Plan It Ghana), Joseph Hudson (Tigo), Kimathi Kuenyehia (Top Lawyer), Nana Amoah (Google), Hannah Acquah (Acumen Fund), Valerie Labi (Clean Team Ghana), Eugene Akoto-Bamfo (Osramba), Eric Osiakwan (AngelAfrica), etc.
Register at http://barcampaccra13.eventbrite.com/. You can also register by sending “Barcamp Accra, Your Name, Your Email Address” to 1945 on all mobile networks. See you there! You may contact the BarCamp Accra organising team throughthis website for sponsorship opportunities. If you are interested in organizing a breakout session, let us know, especially if you have special needs.
BarCamp Accra 2013 is sponsored by GhanaThink Foundation, World Bank Ghana, Google Ghana, DKT International, Gold Coast Clothing, Team1000Words, BlaqSheep, Auntie Muni Waakye, and Nandimobile. Our media partners are SpyGhana, CITI FM, Mpwr Show, Multi TV, Ghana News Agency.
|8:00:00||0:45:00||Registration + networking|
|8:45:00||0:15:00||Intro + Ice breaker|
|11:00:00||1:00:00||Theme talk (Panel)|
|13:00:00||1:00:00||Lunch + Networking|
|15:00:00||0:15:00||Breakout 1 evaluation|
|16:15:00||0:15:00||Breakout 2 evaluation|
|16:30:00||0:30:00||Closing + Networking|
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