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GDIW ’23 launched: Calling for session hosts and exhibitors

The launch of the Ghana Digital Innovation Week (GDIW) 2023 which was organized by MGA Consulting Ghana LTD took place in Accra, urging Ghanaians to actively engage in the scheduled events at the Accra International Conference Centre from November 06-08.

Under the auspices of the Office of the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, and in collaboration with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in Ghana, the Ghana Digital Innovation Week (GDIW) is launched to build momentum and ignite innovative solutions towards a common vision for the country’s development.

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GDIW is a nationwide series of events designed to highlight and celebrate significant achievements within Ghana’s digital innovation landscape. It serves as a platform for various stakeholders to exchange knowledge, foster collaboration, and establish networks that will drive the growth and advancement of Ghana’s digital innovation ecosystem.

Distinguished speakers at the launch included H.E. Shlomit Sufa, the Israeli Ambassador to Ghana, Liberia, and Sierra Leone; David Robert, Head of Projects at the Digital Transformation Centre, GIZ Ghana; Oliver Boakye, Special Advisor to the Minister, MESTI; Samuel Antwi-Gyekyi from MoCD; Dr. Gordon Adomdza, Council Member of Ghana Hubs Network; and David Ofori, Head of Operations at Accra Digital Centre.

The theme for GDIW 2023, “Innovate, Collaborate, Elevate: Shaping a Future of Endless Potential,” was also unveiled by the trilateral partners during the launch event.

Have you been looking for the opportunity to inspire change, expand your network, elevate your profile, and shape the future? Here’s your free chance to be a session host or an Exhibitor at this year’s GDIW 2023.

Visit gdiw.com.gh to register now!!

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3rd Ghana Digital Innovation Week scheduled for November

The Ghana Digital Innovation Week (GDIW) 2023 is scheduled to take place from November 6th to 8th at the Accra International Conference Center.

The GDIW is a nationwide series of events designed to showcase and celebrate Ghana’s digital innovation ecosystem.

This event serves as a platform for various stakeholders to learn, share ideas, and build networks that can contribute to the growth and development of Ghana’s digital innovation sector.

The Israeli Ambassador to Ghana, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, H.E. Shlomit Sufa, expressed her excitement, emphasizing that each year, GDIW continues to improve and grow stronger.

She also highlighted the collaboration with strong partners like Germany, GIZ, and Ghana, which aims to support and develop Ghana’s digital innovation ecosystem. Reflecting on past events, Dr. Gordon Adomdza, a Council Member of Ghana Hubs Network, praised the GDIW for creating an ecosystem for digital innovation in Ghana.

David Ofori, Head of Operations at the National Enterprise and Innovation Programme (NEIP), emphasized the impact of the collaboration, noting that it had significantly benefited the ecosystem.

He highlighted that there are now 66 members in the Hubs Network Council, and the GDIW has inspired a snowball effect, with over 125 hubs across Ghana.

The theme for GDIW 2023, “Innovate, Collaborate, Elevate: Shaping a Future of Endless Potential,” was unveiled at the launch. The event will commence with regional events in Tamale, Koforidua, and Kumasi, climaxing with a high-profile conference at the Accra International Conference Center.

The GDIW 2023 is expected to surpass the records of the 2021 and 2022 editions, which saw over 6,000 attendees, 96 exhibitions, and 60 insightful sessions. This year’s event aims to promote digital literacy and adoption, particularly in remote areas, by involving participants from across the country.

GDIW is a collaborative effort involving the private sector, academia, policymakers, development partners, and civil society organizations, with support from the Digital Transformation Centre, a project implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

It is also held in collaboration with MASHAV, Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation, the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, and the Ministry of Communication and Digitalization.