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BarCamp Accra 2015 is a free networking forum to bring people together for a day of learning, sharing, networking and mentoring. The event shall be held on December 19 at the Central Cafeteria in Legon, Accra. The theme is “The The Fight Against Corrpution: The Role of the Youth”. This Barcamp event will be the 55th organized by the GhanaThink Foundation, as part of its Barcamp Ghana program which is building a network of change makers, doers and entrepreneurs.
The Director of the GhanaThink Foundation, Ato Ulzen-Appiah says, "Barcamp Accra is seen as the Father Christmas of Barcamps in Ghana. We have this Barcamp in December to bring us together, whether from all over Ghana or in the Diaspora. Corruption is a canker, we are problem solvers. #Morevim!"
Akosua Hanson will moderate a panel on the theme featuring Anis Haffar, Nana Akosua Konadu, Kathleen Addy and Nana Akwasi Awuah. Confirmed mentors include Robert Bennin (Temple Advisory), Adiza Brimah-Annan (Opulence Consult), Kwesi Ampong-Dadzie (Ofamfa Group), Leila Paintsil (Weston Capital), Andrew Tarawali (Injaro Investments), Mawuli Tse (Solar Light Company), Kobina Aidoo (ACET), Ethel Cofie (EDEL Consult), William Okyere-Frimpong (The HuD Group), Ayo Adeusi (Stesi Events), David Hutchful (Grameen Foundation), Alain Gbeasor (Gesus Group), Richard Nunekpeku (Anyako Farms), Prince Kwame Akpesey (Acumen Fund), Rita Kusi (KUSI Consulting), Alexander Okereke (STEL), Nelson Klutse (Suba), Abena Safoa Gyimah (Sa4a Designs), Elijah Amoo Addo (Food4AllGH), Doris Bill (Greenheart Consult), etc. Two Tigo Directors, Stephen Essien for Customer Operations and Sylvia Owusu Ankomah of Regulatory Services will be speaking as well.
The Lead for the Barcamp Accra team, Duncan Elikplim Gablah stated that, “the youth must see corruption as a weed to be destroyed from our midst and must be determined to fight it and not be passive. Barcamp Accra hopes to initiate a passion to fight corruption amongst the youth."
Register at http://barcampaccra15.eventbrite.com/. You can also register by sending “Barcamp Accra Your Name Your Email Address” to 1945 (example - Barcamp Accra Esi Eshun firstname.lastname@example.org) . Contact us via barcamp at www.ghanathink.org for sponsorship or partnership opportunities.
Hundreds of professionals and change makers are changing the lives of young prople through our Barcamp program. Now you have the opportunity to nominate anyone between the ages 25-40 to be a mentor at any of our Barcamp event. Do you know of anyone who would make a great mentor at Barcamps? To Nominate a Mentor, Click here.
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GhanaThink is an Africa-focused think-tank that seeks to mobilize and deploy African diasporean talent for the primary benefit of Ghana, and consequently of Africa and the whole world.