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14.08.2015 Regional News

Barcamp Tamale 2015 Comes Off August 15th

By Rachel Hormeku
Barcamp Tamale  2015 Comes Off August 15th
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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 Batosona (Ag. Director, ICT UDS), Charles Ayendago (Olive School of Journalism), Janet Sinayor (Associate Advisor, Northern Rural Growth Program), Julien Saaka (Banker/Finance), Cassy Narhwayo (Hotelier), Shani Mahama (Driinic), etc

Register/RSVP at the BarCamp Tamale eventbrite website ( ) or text "Barcamp Tamale [name] [email address] to 1945 through any mobile network. Contact the team at barcamp at 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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