Innovation Digest for Ghana

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Experts’ Panel to Advise on Science, Technology and Innovation

Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, has said that a presidential advisory council will be established to guide the government on strategic priorities and policies as well as research and development, and to make cross-sector innovation a focus area. Read More

Start-up Trains Blind to Use Computers and Smartphones

22-year-old Derick Omari, co-founder of Tech Era – a start-up programme that helps underprivileged children in Ghana access technology, is helping blind or visually impaired people to use smartphones and laptops in order to allow greater access to education and jobs.

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New Mobile Phone-Based Service Cuts Livestock Mortality

Alimatu Bawah, co-founder of CowTribe Technology, has won the Queen’s Young Leader Award for her work using mobile technology to make veterinary services accessible to rural livestock farms in Ghana. The aim of the mobile service is to increase awareness of diseases and introduce preventative measures in these areas to reduce livestock mortality and increase productivity and income. Read More

National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan

The primary objective of this government initiative is to provide an integrated national support for start-ups and small businesses, with a focus on business development services, start-up incubators and funding for young businesses. Read More