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BloggingGhana

Title of the Position
Social Media Manager

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BloggingGhana’s Election project, Ghana Decides 2.0: The VOICES Campaign.  The project seeks to promote youth and marginalized voices towards a peaceful, credible, issue-based and inclusive elections.

Reports to
The Ghana Decides Lead and the Social Media Team Lead.

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#HowToBlogSeries FinalIs  “Start a blog” on your 2016 to-do list? Do you have a vision for your blog, but no idea how or where to begin? Are you simply curious about blogging?

Today is your lucky day. Circumspecte and One Baobab present the #HowToBlogSeries Beginners’ Workshop as part of Blogging Ghana’s BlogCamp16 cycle.

According to statistics from the International Telecommunications Union, the percentage of Ghanaians using the internet grew from 12.30% in 2013 to 18.90% in 2014  – that’s an increase of 6.6% in a year! But that’s not all, key projections indicate that Africa’s internet user population is set to increase further!

What this means is that more people, more businesses, more employers, more opportunities are moving online. More importantly, it means that you have the chance to get online too!

What can you expect from the #HowToBlogSeries Beginners’ Workshop?

  • An overview on what to consider before taking the plunge
  • An introduction to key social media and blog platforms
  • Live demonstrations on creating a blog using two popular platforms
  • Expert advice on the technical and not so technical elements of blogging
  • Tips and tricks

Ready to get your blog on? Sign up for a two-hour session on February 18 at 5pm GMT for 50GHS by completing the form below or click here. Register by February 4, 2016 – space is limited; the early bird gets this particular worm.

 

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BloggingGhana feb 2014We had a wonderful meeting in February (see photo above) and when looking forward, many exciting things are happening: BlogCamp is around the corner, we are getting ready to move into our new Social Media Hub (see the film here!) and soon new executives (maybe you?) will steer the ship!

Here is a list of important dates:
 
March 
Sunday 23, 3-6 PM March meet up – our first meeting in the new hub! (From now on we will meet there unless otherwise indicated!)
April
Saturday 5, 3-6 PM, Pre-BlogCamp Event with guests
Sunday 6, Midnight, Deadline for Executive nominations (form to follow) and proposals.
Saturday, 12 All Day BlogCamp and the Social Media Awards!
May
Sunday 11, 4-6 PM, Annual General Meeting (AGM). Come and vote! FOR PAYING MEMBERS ONLY, pay by April 12th to participate! Membership details here.
 
Please RSVP to events and find more details on BloggingGhana’s FB page!

 

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It’s 2014 and we are taking our first step at the Airport Residential Area.

Blog Walk

Photowalk Ghana has teamed up with BloggingGhana to bring you our first mobile walk themed BLOG-WALK.
Blog-Walk is a mobile walk with a little twist. We are challenging participants to accompany their posts(photos) with short stories, microblogs, poems, etc.
Share with us the humour, the wits and the mysteries behind your photos as you post them on the go.

If you are not the kind that can “chew gum and walk at the same time,” don’t worry. You can just let your photos tell the stories.

Meet us up at Koala or Deli France at 7a.m and let’s walk-the-talk till 12 noon.

Register for this Blog-Walk >> http://bit.ly/MFd9fa
Also be note the following:
1. Avoid shooting private properties
2. Seek permission when necessary
3. Be polite and friendly
4. Respect people’s privacy

Sponsored by ;

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Ghana Social Media Hub

Accra , Ghana , January 21st 2013 – BloggingGhana (BloGH), a group of over 100 bloggers and social media enthusiasts are in the process of establishing Ghana’s first Social Media hub in East Legon, Accra. The launch of the online fundraising project #morestories took place on January 20th, 2014 and aims to raise 10 000 USD through the crowd-sourcing platform, Indiegogo.

BloggingGhana’s activities and achievements have been recognized by Star-Ghana, White House in Washington, Google, and many other notable institutions. Our professionalism and knowledge has gotten us the opportunity to interact with stakeholders in the Government of Ghana, the Electoral Commission, MDs and CEO of Ghana’s Club 100 brands and representatives of multinationals with a presence in Ghana. Formed in 2009,  BloggingGhana has grown to receive both local and international recognition from notable media organisations such as Joy FM, Citi FM, Mashable, Aljazeera and BBC.

A physical meeting place, a hub, will go a long way to provide a platform for the experienced bloggers in the organisation to train students and professionals on how to use blogging for creating #MoreStories and use social media to advance their agenda as citizens in Ghana.

Edward Amartey-Tagoe, the Director of corporate services at BloGH recounted how things were half a decade ago: “Some five years ago, there were only a handful of bloggers in Ghana, since then, bloggers and Internet enthusiasts have been organised under one umbrella body to build capacity, learn and share ideas from one another. Today, we are an influential organisation with a yearly event and awards ceremony who produce local content online on blogs and on various social media channels. We want to share our skills and create #morestories!”

According to the Chair the award winning association, Kajsa Hallberg Adu, Chair of BloGH, “It makes sense for a social media organization to use our online network and do crowd-sourcing to fulfill our dreams. We think Ghana in ready for a meeting place for social media enthusiasts and we cannot wait to create #morestories about Ghana for the world to read!”

The acquisition of the hub is the first step towards the achievement of this goal, the next step is the fundraising for furnishing of the various rooms to prepare the hub for capacity building activities and then open its doors to the general public.

The video below explains the groups vision and how you can help them achieve that goal.


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MEDIA CONTACT

Kajsa Hallberg Adu,
Chair BloggingGhana
0249187210, kajsa@bloggingghana.org

Edward Amartey-Tagoe,
Director of Corporate Services, BloggingGhana
0244709575, edward@bloggingghana.org

info@bloggingghana.org
bloggingghana.org
facebook.com/bloggingghana
@bloggingghana

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MEST-UNICEF Hackaton

ACCRA, 13th January 2014 : The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) in partnership with UNICEF Ghana will this week launch the MEST-UNICEF Hackathon, a three-day product development competition to find new technologies to serve the hard-to-reach in Ghana. Participants will tackle issues ranging from water supply tracking, to access to information, and sanitation.

Over 3 days (from 15 develop practical web or mobile applications that address a set of problem statements presented by UNICEF Ghana. On 17 solutions to a panel of judges from UNICEF Ghana and MTN Ghana, and the top three teams will receive GHC 5,000, GHC 2,500 and GHC 1,000 respectively.

“MEST is dedicated to supporting young and bright Africans to start their own software companies to create wealth and jobs in Africa. Our goal is that by setting this pace we can inspire generations that follow to achieve greatness in the continent.” Ekua Odoom, Managing Director – MEST said.

“We know talent is equally distributed but wealth is not and by creating opportunities like this we are showing the world how inspirational, talented and promising the youth in Africa are. And for this reason we are excited to partner with key development players such as UNICEF Ghana, to pursue this common vision of touching the continent in a phenomenal way- by helping find innovative technologies to serve the hard-to-reach in Ghana through this hackathon” Ms. Odoom said.

Over 100 of Ghana’s brightest tech minds will join the competition at the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) at East Legon. Participants will be joined by guests from the technology and business communities, as well as members of the general public.

“New ideas and technologies are needed to serve the hardest to reach communities in Ghana. UNICEF aims to co-develop innovations that are driven by and suited to the needs of the most vulnerable,” UNICEF Ghana Country Representative Susan Namondo Ngongi said. “Partnering with the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology gives UNICEF the opportunity to encourage innovations by Ghanaians, for Ghanaians.  This partnership will bring different sets of skills, viewpoints and influence to the table.

“Most of the problem statements presented by UNICEF are around how we, working with our partners, improve our ability to target resources and monitor and manage results.  “We believe that this hackathon will come up with innovative concepts that can be further refined to improve the lives of children in Ghana.” Ms Ngongi said. Follow @UNICEFGhana and @MESTGhana on twitter for live updates.

About UNICEF:

UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere. For more information about UNICEF and its work visit: www.unicef.org.

About MEST:

The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) provides training, investment and mentoring for aspiring technology entrepreneurs with the goal of creating globally successful companies that create wealth and jobs locally in Africa. Established in Ghana in 2008, MEST offers aspiring African entrepreneurs a fully sponsored two year, intensive full-time program. Sourced from the top graduates of local universities, 20+ of these Entrepreneurs-In-Training (EITs) are selected each year and receive comprehensive training across the spectrum of skills required to build successful tech businesses, including computer programming, software development, product management, finance, marketing, sales and leadership best practices. After completion of the program, the EITs have the opportunity to pitch a concept. Winning teams receive a seed round from the MEST Incubator to pursue their idea. For more information about MEST, visit www.meltwater.org

 

**Contacts**

Amma Baffoe

Communications Manager,

Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology

amma[at]meltwater[dot]org

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Re-Connect Gh

Re-Connect GH proudly invites you to Re-Connect 2013. The second edition of this unique networking event will take place on December 30, 2013 from 18:00 to 22:00 at the prestigious Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra, Ghana under the theme “Strengthening Ties, Connecting Potential”.

 The Networking Mixer 

Geared at strengthening ties between professionals in Ghana and the Diaspora, Re-Connect 2013 is carefully tailored to provide a comfortable environment for attendees to build on common interests, share ideas and information, and gain insight into local and international opportunities for career, business, academic growth, and social development. About 200 entrepreneurs, investors, young professionals, change makers and leaders from across the globe are expected to be in attendance. Re-Connect 2013 will feature dynamic speakers including keynote speaker Mrs. Oboshie Sai Cofie, Co-Owner of Café Dez Amis and former Minister for Tourism & Diasporan Relations.

Partners for this year’s event include African Development Jobs, Ahaspora Young Professionals, BloggingGhana, Circumspecte, Damina Advisors, Derdie Personal Shopping & Shipping, Discover GH,Ghana Think, Metro TV, PlanITGH, and Xylo.

The Entrepreneur Spotlight

Re-Connect GH celebrates Ghanaian entrepreneurs and homebred brands that fuse local innovation with global orientation. Nominees for the inaugural Entrepreneur Spotlight are: Nana Boateng Osei, Bohten; Nelly Hagan Aboagye, Duaba Serwa; Deborah Ahenkorah, Golden Baobab; Fred M. Deegbe & Vijay Manu, Heel The World (HTW); Paul Akrofie, Real Peoples Company (RPC); and Regina Agyare, Soronko Solutions. The two most innovative brands will be selected through an online public vote which runs till December 27, 2013. Winners will be announced on December 30 during Re-Connect 2013.

Re-Connect Marketplace & Sponsorship Opportunities

Forward-looking companies and entrepreneurs have the unique opportunity of engaging directly with current and prospective clients, while promoting their products and services. There are also opportunities for current and future partnership and sponsorship of Re-Connect. Interested in showcasing or sponsoring? Kindly contact sponsorship@reconnectgh.com.

Tickets & Updates

Tickets can be purchased for 35GHS online and at Starbites, Café Dez Amis, and Cahaya Lounge in Accra. Tickets will also be on sale at the door for 50GHS based on availability. Visit Re-Connect GH’s website, Facebook and Twitter pages for updates and follow #ReConnectGH.

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