Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Participate in Barcamp Sunyani happening April 21 #bcsyi #bcsunyani

I have been to Sunyani maybe two times in my life. The first time I went there, I fell in love with it. It looked so green, fertile, clean, peaceful and welcoming. Since I like to dream, especially about Ghana, I have some big plans. Sunyani factors very much into that. For me, I hope this weekend starts the process of starting to realize that dream. Don't sleep on Sunyani. If you are there or know someone who is, get them to come to Barcamp Sunyani on Saturday. More about Sunyani to come.

BarCamp Sunyani 2012 is a FREE networking event to bring people together for a day of discussion, demos and dialogue about Sunyani, Ghana and beyond. It hopes to assemble Brong-Ahafo Regional stakeholders to network, build a supportive entreprising community and partner. BarCamp Sunyani 2012 will take place on April 21, 2012 at the Faculty of Forest Resources Technology on the KNUST Sunyani Campus. The working theme is "Harnessing our potentials and resources to cultivate positive change in our community".

Through 13 BarCamps in Ghana (Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi, Cape Coast, Tamale, Ho), Barcamp Ghana has brought together over 2000 young changemakers, doers and entrepreneurs. Barcamp Ghana is a project being run by the GhanaThink Foundation, an NGO based both in Ghana and the USA. The events have showcased Ghanaian ingenuity and networked people interested in Ghana to continue creating business and content.

Barcamp Sunyani 2012 will be organized in conjunction with local groups in Sunyani. By partnering with these groups, this Barcamp will focus on engaging the youth in Sunyani, especially the students around how to create more value for their localities and shape the development agenda in this election year. Like all Barcamps, there will be user-generated sessions and discussions where attendees get to set the agenda and topics for the day. Local experts will share knowledge on different technologies and successful entrepreneurs and innovators will share their stories to serve as models for participants.

The Barcamp will feature a panel or keynote touching on Agriculture. It will also have a speed mentoring session where participants get some efficient quality time with selected mentors and resource personnel. There will also be a social media session(targeted at the elections) led by BloGh aka GhanaBlogging. Some of our resource personnel will be Robert Mensah of Eusbett, George Agbozo of Catholic University, amongst many young and successful changemakers in Ghana.

Register/RSVP today at the BarCamp Sunyani eventbrite website. You may also contact the BarCamp Sunyani team through this website for sponsorship opportunities. If you are interested in organizing a breakout session, let us know, especially if you have special needs. BarCamp Sunyani 2012 is sponsored by the Faculty of Forest Resources Technology BloGh (GhanaBlogging), GhanaThink Foundation, Fienipa Group, Dinpa FM, etc. or barcamp at

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