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22.02.2012 Press Release

Barcamp Takoradi is on March 3

By Ato Ulzen-Appiah
Barcamp Takoradi is on March 3
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BarCamp Takoradi 2012 is a FREE networking event to bring people together for a day of discussion, demos and dialogue about Takoradi, Ghana and beyond. It hopes to assemble Western Regional stakeholders to network, build a supportive entreprising community and partner. BarCamp Takoradi 2012 will take place on March 3, 2012 at the Takoradi Polytechnic. The theme is “Empowering the emerging middle class in a budding economy: efficient use of technology in entrepreneurship”.

The BarCamp Ghana team has successfully organized 11 BarCamps in Ghana - in Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi, Cape Coast, Tamale and Ho. Barcamp Ghana is a project being run by the GhanaThink Foundation, an NGO based both in Ghana and the USA. The events have brought together over 1500 leaders and change makers. Barcamp Takoradi 2012 builds upon Barcamp Takoradi 2010 which was held at the Takoradi Technical Institute under the theme “Leading & Entreprising in an Oil & Technology Fuelled Economy”. on November 27, 2010. The event showcased Ghanaian ingenuity through the MIT fabrication lab (fab-lab), sharing of ideas, and had presentations and panels on how to leverage the burgeoning oil industry.

This year's edition will be organized in conjunction with local groups at the Takoradi Polytechnic. By partnering with these groups, this Barcamp will focus on engaging the youth in Takoradi, especially the students around how to create more value for their localities and shape the development agenda in this election year. The Barcamp is keen to build upon the community from 2010's event, take stock of what's happened so far and continue building the Western Region.

The Barcamp will feature a speed mentoring session where participants get some efficient quality time with selected mentors and resource personnel. We will have a keynote speech by a surprise guest. There will also be a social media session (targeted at the elections) led by BloGh aka GhanaBlogging. 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.

Register/RSVP today at the BarCamp Takoradi eventbrite website. You may also contact the BarCamp Takoradi 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 Takoradi 2012 is sponsored by the Takoradi Polytechnic, BloGh (GhanaBlogging), GhanaThink Foundation, Fienipa Group, etc. Our media partners are and Melody FM. or barcamp at

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