The British Council has launched an E-learning platform designed to build the acumen of entrepreneurs to explore the vast opportunities in the digital space in partnership with Microsoft.
The online platform which is targeted at boosting knowledge for entrepreneurs in the creative space comes in four study modules : Creative Entrepreneurship, Creative Economic Policy, Social Impact through Entrepreneurship and Introduction to Creative Entrepreneurship.
Mr. Chikodi Onyemerela, Acting Country Director of British Council (Ghana & Cameroon), speaking at the launch, stated the importance of the creative economy as a major driver of economic development in Ghana, thereby the need to support the sector with such creative ideas.
“We are delighted to work with Microsoft to bring this opportunity to Ghanaians to learn and grow with the creative economy. Interestingly, there is a growing passion amongst young people in Africa, more so in Ghana, to own and run their own businesses and we have resolved to support this movement through our work in the Arts and Culture, Higher Education, among others,” he said.
He said the online platform would provide the much-needed foundation for more focused Enterprise Development interventions developed by the British Council.
Mrs Kotei Yankey-Ayeh, Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Enterprise Agency, said the platform came at an opportune time where the Government was creating a digital economy to enable the creation of more jobs.
She said the creation of such digital platforms aligned with the Government’s strategic agenda for the youth development and commended the British Council for supporting national development.
“The need for creative minds to build creative industries in our country is likely to propel us to flourish at both national and global levels.
“That is why, in this technological advanced era, access to knowledge is no longer the most important priority but rather, it is the idea and the innovative thinking we bring to that knowledge as well as our ability to envision the future,” she said.