Barcamp Takoradi 2023 networks quality youth in the twin-cities
Barcamp Takoradi 2023 is a free networking forum bringing people together for a day of learning, sharing, networking and mentoring. The event is on Saturday, 18th November 2023 at the Ghana Shipper’s Authority Conference Hall in Takoradi. The theme is “Finance, Quality, Innovation”.
Sekyibea Ofosu has been to previous editions of Barcamp Takoradi and currently leads the team in Takoradi as the coordinator. She stated: “Barcamp Takoradi over the years has been a platform that has contributed greatly to the network I have now. I’ve met great people whom I have learnt a lot from and continue to learn from. My love for volunteerism has peaked and I hope that other participants of Barcamp Takoradi will take advantage of this opportunity to learn from the mentors and create a beneficial network.”
This Barcamp is organized primarily by the GhanaThink Foundation as part of the Barcamp Ghana program. BarCamp Takoradi 2023 will be the 9th BarCamp in Takoradi and it will showcase entrepreneurs and innovators in the Western region. This is organized as part of the Barcamp Ghana program, which is building a network of changemakers, doers and entrepreneurs in Ghana.Since the first one in December 2008 in Accra, and the first one in Takoradi in 2010, there have been over 120 Barcamps in Ghana. This Barcamp will connect and strengthen a community of motivated and aspirational people in the Twin-cities, ultimately benefiting the Western region and Ghana. Participants will learn from, share and network with each other. Thought and business leaders in the region will share insight and inspiration.
“Barcamp Takoradi has been a great changer to me, I have got connections to great personalities I would never have had, and a whole populace of youth of like minded I call family”. This was what Kwesi Koomson had to say about this free networking forum. The #bctdi resources lead added, “I have improved my leadership skills and have become more social than I was. I look forward to a greater Barcamp Takoradi after the Covid break where after the event the youth would become more conscious and aware of opportunities, connections and ready to better up and influence their communities from their own corner out”.
Our speed mentoring session will help participants gain insights and answers to questions. This is via 8 minute conversations where participants (mentees) engage resource personnel. Our confirmed mentors include Isaac Ebo-Newton, Ohemaa Adjei Andoh, Prince Smart Bonney/Nana Komfo Amo II, David Addae, Joshua Anim, Rosaline Djan, Anthony Agee-kum, Enos Oduro-Amoako, Chelsey Sey, Erasmus Ackon, Ralph Menz, Molly Mintah, Tailor Rahim, Edmund Sagoe, Atsu George Geraldo de Lima, Aikins Amponsah Darkwah, Mildred Aidoo, Eric Bruce-Amartey Jnr, Ato Kwamina D’Gem, Emmanuel Okyere, Harrison Kofi Gibson, Amanda Nketiah, Richard Addison, Anita Braimah, Samuel Gyimah Appiah, Belinda Owiredu, Peter Kweku Anowie, etc.
Our confirmed partners include Clean Air Fund, Guinness Ghana, Hope In Motion, IOPhotos, Duapa Werkspace, iCode, NaaSika, etc. Some of them would be organizing breakout sessions in air quality, plastic recycling and other pertinent topics that would be engaging and educative. Contact us via barcamp at ghanathink.org or takoradi at ghanathink.org for partnership opportunities.
At Barcamps in Ghana, we celebrate some of the best of our community and beyond. Herbert Acheampong has been the long-time lead for Barcamp Takoradi, also focusing on marketing and publicity. He’s twin-city through and through and has seen #bctdi become a feature in the calendar. He mentioned: “I believe Barcamps are platforms for young people to meet and develop the social, professional and economic skills depending on their mindset prior to participation. He added his expectations for the November 18, 2023 event: “I expect that more innovative startups or budding businesses emerge at the end of the various breakout sessions”.
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