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2015 Measure Seminar Coming Up


Several young people in Africa are making impact in the various sectors of the economy. Entrepreneurs, innovators, activists, others contribute greatly to the growing environments of some of Africa?s fastest growing economies. However, measuring the impact of these social initiatives is a major challenge to many. It is in this light that the GhanaThink Foundation and the US Embassy in Ghana have teamed up to once again, to equip some selected social entrepreneurs from various parts of Ghana and West Africa as a whole.

IMG-20150610-WA0003On the 20th of June 2015 at Impact Hub Accra, the GhanaThink Foundation would be hosting the first ever ?Measure Seminar? in Ghana, themed; measuring impact for growth. The event seeks to educate selected businesses, civil society organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGO?s) from all over Ghana through learning experiences to be shared by speakers from across West Africa. The key focus of this event would be to empower the participants on new and improved ways to measure impact of their initiatives. Measure Seminar 2015 is a follow up event to TechCamp West Africa.

In their efforts to empower young change-makers through sharing information and learning for social good, the US Embassy in Ghana and GhanaThink Foundation organized West Africa?s premier TechCamp event in February this year, dubbed; ?Tech Camp West Africa? under the theme Adapt, Empower, Measure. The TechCamp, similar to others which have been organized by the US State Department in several other countries brought together about 100 participants from all over West Africa.

?It is important we measure everything we do in the interest of community development. From our own grass-root level to government initiatives without placing priority on one over the other. This is why it is important for GhanaThink Foundation to ensure we are empowering people who we believe would do the right thing” ? Donald Ward, Media and Marketing Chair for GhanaThink Foundation added.
Various participants from Tech Camp West Africa will be speaking on how they have been measuring progress and impact in their work. These include Linda Atibilla, Eric Kumah, Maame Owusu-Amoah, Kwame Akoto, Josephine-Marie Godwyll and Jean-Patrick Ehouman. Joel Wiegert, from the US State Department, will speak on measurement insights.
GhanaThink Foundation is a Ghanaian youth development NGO that seeks to mobilize and organize talents for the primary benefit of Ghana and Africa as a whole.
Applications for Measure seminar is open to the the general public through bit.ly/MeasureSeminarForm. Participants would be selected based on a criteria put together by GhanaThink. Stay updated via #MeasureSeminar.

source: FROM: GhanaThink Foundation

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