Ghana Celebrates Innovation Week 2013, June 25-29
Monday, June 24, 2013
The Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (AITI-KACE) will host Ghana’s annual Innovation Week from Tuesday 25 to Saturday 29 June, 2013. The Innovation Week is West Africa’s premier Innovation event, showcasing the work of Ghana’s talented and agile technology application developers.
The theme for this year’s Innovation Week (i-Week 2013) is ’Driving Innovation: New Communities, New Opportunities, New Markets’, (Driving Innovation.COM). The opening ceremony on June 25 at 3:00pm will be chaired by the Minister of Communications Dr. Edward Omane Boamah, with a keynote address from Mr. P. V. Obeng, Chairman of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC).
The i-Week, an event organised by the AITI-KACE and partners, aims at promoting ICT innovation in Ghana and the ECOWAS sub-region through a combination of seminars, interactive presentations/case studies, hands-on training, as well as the exhibition of innovative technology solutions. The event is expected to attract over 2000 participants nationwide and many more globally via web-streaming, Twitter and other social media platforms. Innovation Week 2013 will feature the popular AITI-KACE Innovation Challenge (i-Challenge) which recognizes the talent of Ghana’s mobile and web application developers.
Some key highlights of the event include an ideation session by international speaker, author, consultant, Andrew Missingham. Mr. Missingham who has consulted for many Fortune 500 companies will also give a keynote address titled “The Feature Phone Fortune at the Base of the Pyramid”.