Friday, June 12, 2015

10 over 10 - Barcamp Wa completes Barcamp Ghana

Finally, in a couple of days, we can say Barcamps have been to every region of Ghana. Thanks to a team led by Rukaya Sukah and the resourcefulness of Joachim Danbo, the first Barcamp Wa happens on June 13. I'm blogging about this as I take a DKM bus to Wa with Rachel Hormeku, marketing lead for the Barcamp Ghana team. We'll be joined by Kofi Yeboah, Kobe Subramaniam, Daniel Yakuba, Amos Antumwini amongst others in executing the first networking forum bringing and building a community of young changemakers, doers and entrepreneurs in Wa.

Below is the press release prepared by Rachel Hormeku. At any point of time you are reading this, search #Bcwa on social media and get updated.

BarCamp Wa 2015 is a free networking forum where participants learn,
share and network. BarCamp Wa 2015 is on the theme, 'Entrepreneurship for economic security'. This maiden edition in the Upper West region of Ghana takes place on June 13, 2015 at the Lecture Hall adjacent the Spanish Lab at the Wa Campus of University for Development Studies.

This first BarCamp in Wa would be the 45th Barcamp as part of the Barcamp Ghana program run by the GhanaThink Foundation. The Barcamp Ghana program is building a network of young changemakers, doers, entrepreneurs in Ghana and beyond. This Barcamp will focus on sharing and education on many ways of being creative entrepreneurs and how to sustain businesses in Ghana's economy. Rachel Hormeku, the marketing lead for the BarCamp Ghana team said, "I'm excited about this first BarCamp in Wa. It will be and build a network of great minds. Every young person in Wa would benefit greatly from this."

As usual, the Barcamp will feature multiple user-generated breakout sessions about topics relevant to the Upper West Region, Wa and beyond. There will be a speed mentoring session where mentors will give insights and answers to questions from attendees. As usual, mentors from diverse industries will be there to share insights on the theme. Some of the confirmed resource personnel include Mumuni Sulemana, Martin Dery, Dr Damasus Tuurosong, Hikmat Baba Dua, Alhaji Nur Danwaana, Lawyer Shakur, Aiden Sumara, Richard Quainoo, Braimah Samadu, Justice Bening, Benjamin Kanligi, Steven Saan Ire, Freeman Kanton, Mahama Latif, Abu Jica, Roger Zolko-ere, etc.

Register at Barcamp Wa Eventbrite site barcampwa15.eventbrite.com. You can also register by sending “Barcamp Wa Your Name Your Email Address” to 1945 on all mobile networks. (example - Barcamp Wa Esi Eshun esi@eshun.co). Contact us via barcamp at ghanathink dot org for sponsorship or partnership opportunities. Our hashtag is #bcwa.

BarCamp Wa 2015 is supported by Tigo Ghana, Making All Voices Count (MAVC) and UDS - Wa SRC. Join us to move the Upper West region and Ghana forward.

Stay tuned via our social media.
Twitter  - @BarCampWa
Facebook - BarCamp Wa
Google+ - BarCamp Wa

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