GHANA HUB NETWORK ANNUAL GATHERING 2019

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The Ghana Hubs Network (GHN) Annual Gathering (AG) is an opportunity for key stakeholders in Ghana’s entrepreneurship ecosystem to meet, network and build professional relationships that will enable the GHN to operate more effectively. Supported by Make-IT in Africa in cooperation with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Ghana it took place in Accra from 13th to 14th December 2019.

The first gathering in 2018 was the launch pad to form a formidable partnership the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. The Network has further formed strategic partnership with Make-IT Ghana and worked with its own members including Ashesi D:Lab and MEST to implement projects across the country. This year’s gathering had the following objectives:

  • Build a stronger network: General Assembly meeting to discuss issues concerning the network, ascent to the constitution, structure of network and elect new executives.
  • Promote the network: Showcase the network’s activities over the last year.
  • Promote the startup ecosystem:  Provide a platform to promote works of member hubs and their startups.
  • Influence policy: Get buy in of the network members for the Entrepreneurship Bill/Act
    Deliver consistency: work towards a set of standard measures/data points that will enable the GHN to monitor and assess its impact across the nation.
Outcome of the event:
  • 150 Participants
  • New board voted to power
  • Over five workshops delivered
  • New constitution reviewed

Make-IT in Africa supported GHN with recommendations on how to better manage the Ghana Hubs Network as an organisation that is providing value to its members. Johanna Hartung gave the opening remarks and Emmanuel Mumuni took part in the panel discussion on ecosystem building.

Other relevant participants included: Franklin Karikari –  NEIP, David Ofori – Accra Digital Centre, Isaac – Konrad Adenauer Foundation

The Ghana Hubs Network (GHN) is a union of tech and innovation hubs, set up to support and promote collaboration and entrepreneurs. Ghana has a fertile startup ecosystem, and GHN’s mission is to advocate for policies to support its growth, as well as to sustain a cohesive and supportive environment for innovation.

 

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