Tag Archives: Ghana

How technology influences your education

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By Christopher Baiden – $50 – Blog Competition Entry Technology as we say is the scientific and practical way of doing things. Technology plays a very significant role in human activity and has a great impact on education. Technology is gradually changing the face of the educational system in Ghana. I am originally from Ghana, and our parents had to …

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Youth in Africa ‘can innovate to tackle poverty’

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By Calvin Otieno – SciDev.Net Young people in Africa can develop technologies to help tackle challenges such as poverty and disease, and increase socioeconomic development to transform the continent, says an entrepreneur. Regina Agyare is CEO of the Ghana-based company Soronko Solutions, which works to foster innovators in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) amongst rural children …

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SA: Ghana to fast-track economic cooperation

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Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Elizabeth Thabethe says South Africa and Ghana are committed to fast-tracking the implementation of the Economic and Technical Co-operation Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that was signed in 2011. According to the MoU, the two countries pledged to intensify efforts for the promotion of bilateral trade, industrial development, technical capacity building and infrastructure development. Thabethe was …

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ECA should promote cross-country experiences sharing and learning for accelerated Africa’s agric transformation – Ethiopian Minister

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Ethiopia’s State Minister for Agriculture, Mr Wondirad Mandefro has praised ECA for its transformative system wide and prospective approach that has contributed to the success story of some MDGs in Africa, while encouraging the Commission to capitalize on cross-country learning for the continent’s agricultural and rural transformation. Mr Mandefro addressed officials from ECA, the NEPAD Agency, several Ethiopian ministries, the …

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IFC Signs Agreement to Increase Access to Business Training to 240 SME’s in Ghana

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IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today announced a new agreement with Advans Ghana Savings & Loans Ltd to expand access to the Business Edge training program in Ghana. The program will help entrepreneur’s gain the skills needed to succeed and supporting small business growth in the country. The agreements will allow 240 SME’s to access world-class management …

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Minister wants entrepreneurship studied in educational institutions in West Africa

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Ghana’s Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Honourable Nii Armah Ashietey, has called for the introduction of entrepreneurship as a course in institutions of higher learning in ECOWAS Member States. Exposure to the rudiments of the course may influence some young people to “seriously consider self-employment as a better option than looking for jobs”, the minister said while opening a …

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African Youth Economic Forum (AYEF)

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Ghana will on the 25th of May 2013 host African Youth Entrepreneurs, Innovator, Investors, Corporate African Business Leaders, Chambers of Commerce at the Africa Youth Economic Forum to be held at the Accra International Conference Centre, Ghana’s biggest conference venue. The Forum, organised by the Ghana Centre for Entrepreneurship, Employment and Innovation, a Ghanaian based Award Winning Business Advisory Support …

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IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation Mission to Ghana

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A mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Christina Daseking, visited Accra during April 2-12, 2013, to conduct discussions for the 2013 Article IV consultations. The mission met with President Mahama, Vice-President Amissah-Arthur, Finance Minister Terkper, Bank of Ghana Governor Wampah, other senior officials, members of parliament, and representatives of the private sector, think tanks, trade unions, and …

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Labour Migration Database Set to Launch in Ghana

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The Government of Ghana is set to launch a new labour market database as part of its new 2013-2016 Labour Department Strategic Plan. The database and plan were both facilitated by the IOM mission in Ghana as part of a project: “Best Practices on Collecting and Sharing Labour Migration Data for the Improvement of the Labour Market Information Systems (LMISs)” …

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Gemalto selected as prime contractor to implement a complete visa and border management system in Ghana

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Gemalto selected as prime contractor to implement a complete visa and border management system in Ghana Aided by biometric data, the authorities will be able to account accurately for everyone entering and leaving the country Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653) (http://www.gemalto.com), the world leader in digital security, has been appointed as prime contractor and turnkey supplier to provide Ghana Immigration Services (GIS) …

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