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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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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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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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On Wednesday 20th November, this year, BloggingGhana will bring together different players in the Ghana e-commerce space to deliberate, discuss, debate and strategize. A few things makes this engagement attractive to the stakeholders and main players. Paypal4Ghana 1 First of all, as part of this discussion, BloggingGhana will put together a road map document which will be forwarded to the Ministry of Trade and Innovation, to b considered when the Ministry finally drafts its white paper on the issue later this year. Secondly this has become a discussion people are interested in because it has a direct link to the problems faced by a good number of Internet users in the country. Users are often frustrated when a service or product they want to access only take paypal as a payment option. Lastly, Google Ghana providing some support to this movement goes a long way to increase the interest of the many people who have expressed interested in pushing this agenda. The discussion will mainly take place on Google Hangout on Wednesday from 1-3pm. At the same time the discussions will be extended on twitter to engage the thousands of other Internet users who would want their voices to be heard. The hashtag which will be used on Twitter is #Paypal4Ghana. The road map document has already been created on Google Doc. BloggingGhana through this engagement seeks to populate this document with the inputs and outcomes from the discussion. Participants will be given commenting rights to add their voices to the action items which will be drafted during the event. Obviously, with this, we are moving several steps away from hosting just “talk shops”. Invitations have been sent to developers, bloggers, consumers, online shop owners, e-commerce experts, e-payment owners, mobile money managers etc to be a part of the @Paypal4Ghana dialogue. The need for this discussion arose when Samuel Darko vigorously started pushing for Paypal to list Ghana on its platform. This action has pushed many other discussion in different fora. One thing is clear though, Internet users need some form of payment which will grants its users the convenience paypal offers. You can sign up for the Hangout here. Hope to see you on Wednesday for what promising to be a deal-breaking discussion. If you won’t be available for the Hangout, there is an option to sign up for the twitter version here.

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BloggingGhana Members in a pose at MEST, Ghana Campus

Ghana’s first organization for Social Media users, BloggingGhana announces its five year anniversary.

BloggingGhana started with eight members back in July 2008 and has since met monthly and today lists 250 blogs and has 40 active members.

Highlights include founding Ghana’s first Social Media Awards, moderating online discussions around the 2012 elections through the Ghana Decides project and holding social media workshops for organizations around the country including the yearly BlogCamp conference.

Co-founder and Chair of BloggingGhana, Kajsa Hallberg-Adu says:

I am happy the group of individuals that came together in 2008 is today a tool for positive change in Ghana. We have just concluded the Ghana Decides project which by all measures was a success and we are in the planning stage for upcoming projects using technology for more voices to be heard. We also welcome new members!

The anniversary is celebrated with a birthday party on Sat 21 Sept, 2013 together with Bless The Mic, a platform for upcoming artists in Ghana, also celebrating five years.

Bless The Mic will be celebrating with a string of events starting the same weekend. At the party BloggingGhana’s new aggregator website will be launched.

Learn more about BloggingGhana on BloggingGhana.org or follow us on Facebook.com/bloggingghana or on Twitter @BloggingGhana

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Kajsa Hallberg-Adu – Kajsa@bloggingghana.org or Edward Amartey-Tagoe – Edward@bloggingghana.org

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photoEyram is known in Ghanaian circles as the software entrepreneur whose mission is to bring Ghanaian folklore back to life by translating such local super heroes into games. Yes, games. So the next you hit keys on your mobile or manoeuvre your way through a 5-stage game, you may be doing it with Yaa Asantewa, Kweku Ananse or Obour, the characters, Africa’s first i-phone developer seeks to resurrect through gaming.

This initiative got unto Google Ghana’s radar, thus was selected as one of 5 Innovation heroes selected to lead the Innovation campaign in Ghana. These warriors are to spend some of their time and resources sharing their knowledge through workshops, talks and conferences, a process the Leti Games CEO is perfectly used to. In the past couple of months, Eyram Tewia and his team have participated in many events and projects which focus on training the next generation of Ghanaian innovators and thinkers. The young man’s focus has not only been on growing his business as Ghana’s biggest Gaming company, but on building an industry which will generate new job roles and titles in the field.

On 30th July, the Google Ghana Innovation hero spent his day with young engineers at the Takoradi Poly as part of the Innov@teGhana  programme supervised by Freda Yawson. Innov@teGhana is a two week workshop and a competition designed to encourage Ghanaian college students to apply their existing knowledge to developmental problems of today. By teaching concepts of Design for Development and Entrepreneurship.

Eyram shared his success story with the students who were tasked with coming up entrepreneurial designs as part of the project. At the end of his presentation, they had learnt more about his beginning, his team and mission for Leti Games. BloggingGhana as part of the Google Innovation Ghana projects will use its channels to throw more light on what the various Innovation heroes are up to and how you can be a part of this campaign. Follow the #InnovationGhana hashtag on Twitter, join their circles on Google+, watch their videos on youtube and give us a helping hand towards the achievement of this goal.

 

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