Innovation Digest for Ghana

Impact stories, useful information, country data and more

Ghana 2018 SDG Index Country Profile

The 2018 SDG Index and Dashboards report presents a revised and updated assessment of countries’ distance to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Ghana Open Data Initiative

The Ghana Open Data Initiative enables citizens and businesses alike to access, visualise and use open government data.

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.

Investing in Early Childhood Development

The Global Innovation Fund is looking at encouraging recipients of cash transfers in Ghana to invest in the early childhood development of children in an attempt to tackle poverty levels.

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.

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.

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.

African Innovation Foundation

The Foundation seeks to establish co-operation platforms for institutions, investors and innovators in African countries, such as Ghana.