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TECHNOLOGY SALON – ACCRA: What Technology Can Help Ghanaians Keep Government Accountable?

January 29th Accra Salon RSVP Now
Congratulations! Ghana was just deemed to be the 2nd most lawful country in Africa (behind Botswana) by the World Justice Project. While this is a laudable achievement, just how much technology was involved? Did we need Ghana Open Data? Or can Ghanaians enjoy good governance without technology solutions getting in the way?

Please RSVP now to join the inaugural Technology Salon Accra where we will explore four key questions around technology-enabled citizen engagement:

• How has technology played a role in connecting Ghanaians to their government?
• Which technologies were effective (or not) in holding government accountable?
• What new technologies can we use to make sure Ghana continues to be transparent?
• Who are the innovators developing new solutions to encourage greater citizen engagement?

These questions are of paramount importance as new oil wealth arrives, and when so many of Ghana’s neighboring governments are not as transparent, and arguably becoming less accountable to their citizens. Luckily, we’ll have two key thought leaders to guide our discussions and lead a way forward:

Jerry Sam, Pen Plus Bytes
Wayan Vota, FHI 360

Please RSVP now to join them and your esteemed peers at the first Technology Salon Accra. We’ll have hot coffee and catered breakfast treats for a morning rush, but seating is limited. Once we reach our 35-person capacity there will be a waiting list!

Citizen Engagement in Ghana
1st Technology Salon Accra
8:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, January 29th

New Media Hub at Pen Plus Bytes
No.1 Ostwe Close, Ako Adjei, Osu,
Accra, Ghana
RSVP is Required

About the Technology Salon

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 30 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!