Monday, August 11, 2014

Apply for Tech Camp West Africa before its impending deadline

Earlier, the GhanaThink Foundation was approached by the US Embassy - State Department to collaborate and organize a Tech Camp. Sounds a lot like Barcamp right? Yeah. These Tech Camps are done and pushed by the Tech @ State Department. You can learn more about multiple Tech Camps done all over the world at this website and at this wiki. It's very exciting for us at the GhanaThink Foundation to partner with the US Embassy in Ghana to organize TechCamp West Africa.

It will bring together some of the most influential, innovative and impactful young people in West Africa for a weekend of ideas, actions and projects. I am looking forward to all the cool things that will happen this weekend of November 14-16. We will surely leverage the success of this event to do more with GhanaThink and in Ghana afterwards. Adapt, Empower, Measure!

We're looking for applicants, as this is open to citizens of Ghana, Togo, Burkina Faso, Benin, Nigeria, Cote d'Ivoire and Liberia. If you meet the criteria, go ahead and apply today. The deadline is this Friday! This TechCamp promises to be full of action, with great value to all the participants and the various initiatives they are involved in. Read the press release below.
Are you between 25 - 35 years? Do you believe that your generation can be the catalyst for job creation?  Have you made positive change in your neighborhood or community?  Are you ready to be part of a greater community? Do you reside in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, or Togo?  We want to hear from you.
GhanaThink in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy in Ghana is organizing TechCamp West Africa in Accra, Ghana from November 14 - 16, 2014 to address the primary concern of youth in the region -- “Unemployment and Job Creation.”  Our objective as solution seekers is to create and develop a lasting network of change agents to increase regional communication, coordination, and ultimately trade across West Africa.   Together with private sector experts, the 100 selected participants will explore obstacles to small business growth and share best practices for private and social entrepreneurs for solving regional challenges through idea-sharing, collaboration, partnership and learning.  Intrigued? Apply to be part of TechCamp West Africa at www.techcampwestafrica.org before August 15.
Come and share, explore, and build with us at TechCamp West Africa.  For more information, see www.techcampwestafrica.org or contact GhanaThink via Twitter @GhanaThink or US Embassy Ghana @USEmbassyGhana
Background
Dozens of TechCamps around the world
have brought together representatives from the private sector and civil society to seek solutions to community challenges. They are unique in that after the event is over, civil society voices are connected to global networks of technologists, sponsors and digital volunteers interested in helping implement solutions.
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