Accra Technology Salon: How can tech and new media throw more light on the extractive sector?

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The oil and gas sector is a relatively new field in Ghana. There has been progress in terms of transparency. However, issues still remain on accountability with regards to management of revenues accrued from the sector. Top on the minds of many citizens is how best to hold duty bearers to account. Whiles the most lingering questions have centered on prudent revenue management from this important natural resource, elsewhere, technology has improved access to information and knowledge on the sector and provided a platform for civil society and citizens to hold governments to account.

Ghana is yet to take full advantage of what technology and new media offers to promote good governance of the sector. For this reason, experts on the subject matter are gathering to discuss how tech and new media can highlight activities within the oil and gas industry to ensure the sector delivers high dividends for the citizenry.

Please RSVP now to join our discussions at the 11th Technology Salon Accra where tech and new media experts as well as other key stakeholders will dissect the key issues related to technology and new media and its relevance in promoting good governance in the Ghana’s extractives sector. The focus of the discussions will be around the following key questions:

  • What is the status of transparency and accountability in Ghana’s extractive sector?
  • How can technology and new media help in empowering citizens to monitor revenue from the sector?
  • How can technology support information and knowledge sharing about the sector?
  • How can stakeholders convert data from the sector into actionable programmes?
  • What are some of the new digital technologies, which are driving transparency and accountability in the sector?

Please RSVP now to share your thoughts and ideas on the topic with the following key discussants and thought leaders:

–           David Mumuni, Project Lead for Our Oil Journey

–           Seji Saji, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, ACEP

–           Kwami Ahiabenu, Extractive Leader at Penplusbytes

 

We will have hot coffee and breakfast treats for a refreshing morning, however, seating is limited. Once we reach our 35-person capacity there will be a waiting list!

Technology and New Media on Ghana’s Extractive Sector

11th Technology Salon Accra.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
8:30am – 10:30 a.m.
New Media Hub at Penplusbytes
No.1 Ostwe Close, Ako Adjei, Osu,
Accra, Ghana (map)
RSVP is required for attendance
The Technology Salon™ is an intimate, informal, and in person, discussion between information and communication technology experts and international development professionals, with a focus on both:

  • technology’s impact on donor-sponsored technical assistance delivery, and
  • private enterprise driven economic development, facilitated by technology.

Our meetings are lively conversations, not boring presentations. Attendance is capped at 35 people – and frank participation with ideas, opinions, and predictions is actively encouraged.

It’s also a great opportunity to meet others motivated to employ technology to solve vexing development problems. Join us today!

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