Innovation Digest for Ghana
Impact stories, useful information, country data and more
The West African country on Thursday became the second in the region after Senegal to launch a plan to help its capital city, Accra, grow safely as part of the 100 Resilient Cities global network.
The 2018 SDG Index and Dashboards report presents a revised and updated assessment of countries’ distance to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
World Bank data on social and economic indicators.
The Ghana Open Data Initiative enables citizens and businesses alike to access, visualise and use open government data.
The Commonwealth Youth Council is to undertake a Sanitation Checkmate Project to inculcate sanitation consciousness and solid waste management practices to ensure the sustainable management of the environment.
The latest government initiatives in environment, science, technology and innovation.
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.
Ghana is piloting the use of mobile technology through BIMA to allow people to access healthcare services.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Foundation seeks to establish co-operation platforms for institutions, investors and innovators in African countries, such as Ghana.