Thursday, August 13, 2015

5th Barcamp Tamale centers on the role of education in youth empowerment

The very first time I visited Tamale was when we had the first +Barcamp Tamale in 2011. We drove in a convoy of 2 cars, it was such a great journey. I went with my brother +Kofi Ulzen-Appiah+Mac-Jordan Degadjor+Jojoo Imbeah+Ali Bukari Maiga+Carl Nutsugah+Allswell Abbey and +Fiifi Baidoo. The then version of +Google Developer Groups in Tamale was instrumental in organizing the event. Awesome people like +Ken Kubuga +Stephen Agbenyo and co were involved. This Saturday, the 5th Barcamp Tamale happens. Over the years, I've seen the tech and entrepreneurial community in Tamale grow and various people within it take on bigger responsibilities and projects and thrive. And this community is so networked and supportive of each other. Our +GhanaThink Foundation impact in Tamale has been great. I'm proud of what we've done.

I will not be at Barcamp Tamale 2015 as I have to attend to some family engagements. But the Tamale team is so awesome and resourceful, to not miss my presence. And they will be aided by the able bodied +kofi yeboah and +Leonard Hagan of the +Barcamp Ghana team as well as +Seyram Freddy Ahiabor+Mohammed Muntasir Nashiru, the coordinator, alongside +Peter Awin +maccarthy lomotey +Yakubu H.Yakubu +Kwaching Jessica +Jaynie Micado +Mohammed Jaward with the support of +Enoch Robot Boy Appiah Junior are a terrific team. I expect some of our +GhanaThink Foundation members who are part of the +Barcamp Sunyani +Barcamp Bolga and +Barcamp Wa teams to also attend. I'll be following the Barcamp via the #bctamale hashtag as it happens at the Tamale Sports Stadium. Read the press release below

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Barcamp Tamale 2015 is a free networking forum bringing people together for a day of learning, sharing, networking and dialogue on Tamale, Ghana and beyond. It will take place on August 15, 2015 at the  Tamale Sports Stadium. The theme for this year is “Youth Empowerment; the Role of Education”. About the theme, the lead coordinator for Barcamp Tamale, Nashiru Muntasir, said “This year’s theme seeks to inspire the participants by giving youth the right direction to leverage upon their potential”.
The GhanaThink Foundation has successfully organized 46 Barcamps in Ghana as part of its Barcamp Ghana program since 2008. BarCamp Tamale 2015 will be a showcase of leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators in the Northern region. Discussions will center on empowering the youth for better development across all sectors. It will be an event for many people who live and are interested in Tamale to learn, share and network. Ato Ulzen-Appiah, the director of GhanaThink Foundation, said “So many young people here have been empowered through Barcamp Tamale, and this is the 5th edition. We’re excited about its continued impact”.


The Barcamp will feature multiple user-generated breakout sessions about business, social entrepreneurship, technology and development, alongside topics relevant to the Northern Region and beyond. There will be a speed mentoring session where mentors will give insights and answers to questions from attendees. Confirmed resource personnel include Karim Karaga (Dizembella), +Boniface Atosona (Ag. Director, ICT UDS), +CHARLES AYENDAGO (Olive School of Journalism), +Janet Sinayor (Associate Advisor, Northern Rural Growth Program), Julien Saaka (Banker/Finance), +william b nsiah-asare (Filla Consult), Cassy Narhwayo (Hotelier), +Shani Mahama (Driinic), etc


Register/RSVP at the BarCamp Tamale eventbrite website (barcamptamale15.eventbrite.com) or text "Barcamp Tamale [name] [email address] to 1945 through any mobile network. Contact the team at barcamp at ghanathink.org about any partnership opportunities or enquiries. Barcamp Tamale 2015 is supported by Tigo Ghana, Hopin Academy and Making All Voices Count (MAVC). Our media partner is Justice FM in Tamale. Join us to move the Northern Region and Ghana forward.
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