Friday, 9 August 2013
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 Fiifi Baidoo, co-founder and community manager of Accra’s latest incubator and co-working environment, iSpace, spoke to HumanIPO about why the office was set up and what it is hoping to achieve in the tech entrepreneur and startup ecosystem in Ghana.

 
Friday, 9 August 2013
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 Women often don't think they are capable of launching their own businesses, which is one reason there are significantly fewer female entrepreneurs than male entrepreneurs, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2012 Women's Report released today.

What's more, women report being generally more afraid of failure than their male counterparts, according to the research, jointly sponsored by Babson College in the U.S., Universidad Del Desarrollo in Chile, and the University Tun Abdul Razak in Malaysia. The 2012 GEM survey, the 14th of its kind, surveyed 198,000 people in 69 countries. The GEM Women's Report looked at 67 of those economies.
 
Friday, 9 August 2013
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 Some nominated indigenous Made in Ghana Products have been shortlisted to receive Pride of Ghana honours at the maiden edition of the Ghana Made Product Awards and Exhibition 2012 on the theme “Patronising Ghana Made Products, the Gateway to Economic Development”.

The Ghana Made Product Awards and Exhibition is an initiative of Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana (EFG} and endorsed by the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ministry of Finance and Ghana Standards Authority. The Product winners will be announced at the 1st Ghana Made Product Awards on Saturday, October 26th, 2013 at the State Banquet Hall.
 
Wednesday, 7 August 2013
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ICT

Country: Ghana
Sector: Information Communications and Technology (ICT)
Date: July 2013

Executive Summary:

Ghana is glad to offer a perfect environment to develop a strong Information and Communications Technology sector. In order to express the reality of its potential, we have highlighted some of the most relevant news that will help understand why Ghana has been considered by the International Telecommunication Union in the year 2011 one of the top ten most dynamic performing countries. These news can be classified into four main sections which we’ll now explain in detail; these are: the Government’s role in the ICT sector, the “technologies golden age”, tech startups and Ghana attractiveness for foreign investors. 

Wednesday, 7 August 2013
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ICT

 Dr Omani Boamah, Minister of Communication, received a 20- member Japanese delegation, so he has pledged Government’s commitment to deepen relations with Japan. The minister said the two countries have enjoyed fruitful working relations in the past and expressed the hope that this would continue as Japan has expressed its resolve to support Ghana’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. 

 
The delegation is in the country to explore investment opportunities in the areas of ICT, Energy, Transport and other sectors of the economy.
Wednesday, 7 August 2013
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ICT

 An international development agency and microchip giant are coming together to address one of the core factors that impact the health of both mother and newborn: the learning gap in continuing training among midwives.

 
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Intel, are developing multimedia e-modules that midwives can use to access information and updates on medical technologies. The modules are specifically designed to be interactive and include graphics and videos to demonstrate child-birthing practices and will be piloted in two test countries, Ghana and Bangladesh.