BARCAMP TEMA – “Building new industries for our communities”

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BarCamp Tema 2013 is a free networking forum bringing people together for a day of discussion, demos and dialogue on Tema, Ghana and beyond. It takes place on August 10, 2013 at the Rotary Centre in Tema. The theme is “Building new industries for our communities”. This Barcamp will be the 21st organized by the GhanaThink Foundation as it builds a network of young change makers, doers and entrepreneurs in Ghana. It’s being organized in conjunction with the Rotaract Club of Tema.

Tema is well known for its music and entertainment stars which is supporting a local music industry. This Barcamp would focus on how to grow more industries for various entreprising communities. The event will be a showcase of how Ghana’s youth are taking charge of its development and how they can be spurred on to do more. There will be a focus on channeling the present energies around entertainment into positive developments and progress for Tema and surrounding areas as well. This initiative hopes to assemble stakeholders to network, build a supportive enterprising community and partner to build together.

The Barcamp will feature multiple user-generated breakout sessions about business, social entrepreneurship, technology and development, alongside topics relevant to the Greater Accra Region and beyond. There will be a speed mentoring session where mentors will give insights and answers to questions from attendees. Various Tema leaders will be on a panel that will center on the theme. Confirmed resource personnel include Ali Maiga, Caroline Sampson, Benjamin Aggrey, Ob Abenser, Pascaline Edwards, Ali Maiga, Nana Kofi Asihene, Gregory Rockson, Nana Asaase, Doreen Andoh, amongst others.

Register/RSVP at the BarCamp Tema eventbrite website (barcamptema13.eventbrite.com) or text “Barcamp Tema [name] [email address] to 1945 through any mobile network.. You may also contact the BarCamp Tema team through the eventbrite page for sponsorship opportunities. If you are interested in organizing a breakout session, let us know, especially if you have special needs. BarCamp Tema 2013 is sponsored by GhanaThink Foundation, Rotaract Club of Tema, Nandimobile, etc. Our media partners are the Ghana News Agency. Join us to move the Greater Accra Region and Ghana forward.

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Personal Branding Summit® to be held in Accra

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Behind closed doors, your brand precedes your value. In recent years Personal Branding has become a major topic of discussion and attraction for entrepreneurs, businesses and job seekers.  Its benefits are gargantuan. In the quest to educate and empower more individuals and corporations in that area, BKC Consulting, a professional and personal development consulting company, primarily known for their training workshops such as ‘e-Publishing’ and ‘Social Media Branding’ is organizing the first ever annual flagship event “Personal Branding Summit®” in Accra, Ghana. To be held on August 10th, 2013, 10:30 AM at the Airport West Hotel, Accra.

The summit’s goal is to fully equip participants on the essence of personal branding in this era, for personal and professional development.

The event will enable participants to utilize available mediums such as social media networking, formal and informal interaction to grow their career aspirations. For graduate students, this will equip them in building a great personal brand for career search, using social media, blog, brand management and reputation.

In this ground-breaking event, participants will discover how to:

  • Reinvent themselves at any stage of their lives.
  • Make their brand go viral.
  • Build a positive self-esteem
  • Become their company’s brand ambassador
  • Discover the critical skills they need to succeed at work and social media skills for career success.
  • Become a subject matter expert and stand out at work
  • Valuable networking techniques that will help you be more productive
  • Explore available job recruitment and job search using social media and
  •  Maintain your reputation and credibility in business.

Resource Persons for the event are:

 

  • Mike Nyeneku CEO, Beige Group
    • Topic: Corporate Branding: Local to Global

 

  • Ben Boateng, GM, Lexta GH. Ltd. & CEO, Talent Management International (TMi)
    • Topic: Customer Service, Presentation & Marketing

 

  • Grace Amey-Obeng, CEO, FC Skin & Beauty Klinik
    • Topic: Personal/Corporate Image: Grooming for Success

 

  • Bernard Kelvin Clive, Amazon Bestselling Author, CEO, BKC Consulting
    • Topic: Social Media Branding/e-Publishing revolution.
    • Personal Branding Essence

 

Presentations by Tina Kyei of Wining Branding Media, UK on “Internet Marketing & Brands”, Alberta Quarcoo of EtiquettePlus on “Manners Matter”.

 

Event partners: FC Skin & Beauty Klinic, Access Bank, Saka Homes, Beige Capital Ltd., DreamHub Consult, Centrifuj, Woman 2.1 Summit, Motivational Speakers Network , Liberation Consult Ltd. Selort Group. GCEEI, EnewsGh, Dreametrix Ltd., EwatchMagazine, Radio XYZ, TV3, GTV.

 

Package: Certificate/Personal Branding Book/ Souvenir/ Refreshment

Participants are to register by calling: 0244961121, 0201161886

Signed:

Bernard Kelvin Clive (BKC)

Amazon Bestselling Author

CEO, BKC Consulting

www.BKC.name

 

THREE REASONS WHY THE “YOUTH ARE NOT THE LEADERS OF THE FUTURE”.

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During the Youth Workshop class at the Amani Institute, we were discussing why it is important to work with the youth. We came up with many reasons:

  • The youth are easily to influence because they easily understand issues.
  • They are the largest in terms of population ans so they are the best target to work with.
  • They are the “leaders of the future”.
  • They are energetic.
  • They are flexible.

Our tutor told us to think about the third point which states that the “Youth are the Leaders of the Future”. At the end of the discussion we disagreed with the statement. We believed that the youth are the leaders of now! I will share with you briefly the three reasons why the youth are not the leaders of the future.

  1. We are the leaders of today: How do you define a leader in the context of age? Anybody can be a leader irrespective of the age. The innovative things we see happening in the world are done by young people below the age of 30 years. The youth need to know that, they need not to waste 20 years of their time to be leaders, but they need to have a mindset to understand that as young as they are they can cause an influence in the world they find themselves in.
  2. The youth are capable to act now! The youth have the expertise to cause change now than later. The most advanced progress made in our world today are all powered by the creative minds of the youth. Age does not determine creative thinking even though it does suggest experience.
  3. “There’s no doubt about it, youth and youth culture not only represent what’s next for society but also what’s NOW. Therefore, working with youth is of utmost importance as it gives you a vantage point that keeps you aware, connected, and youthful.  Investment in the lives of youth helps to sow seeds of potential that lead to greatness.” (Jabari Smith, Amani Institute)

 

C.R.E.A.W: THE MOST EFFECTIVE HUMAN RIGHT ORGANISATION IN KENYA.

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The effectiveness of Kenya’s human right system has got many challenges and this does not allow the citizens to freely express themselves. It is either influenced by politics which makes the women victims of the consequence. It is a saying in Kenya that “if we warn you and you don’t listen, we will shut you down. It is for this reason that Center for Rights Education and Awareness (C.R.E.A.W), a non-governmental, non-partisan organization based in Nairobi, Kenya. This life transforming organization was set up in 1998 by several women lawyers who had common goals and purpose: a commitment to confront the low awareness of women’s real needs and rights in society.

The organisation was set up by the effort of women and men who stood against all threats and oppression from people who did not want human rights to be a free universal commodity for the people of Kenya. Some of these building pillars of the organisation were imprisoned and bullied during protest and other events to advocate for human right in Kenya. CREAW’s  mission is to transform the Kenyan society through the promotion and expansion of women’s human rights, rule of law and social justice. The organisation has targeted mostly gender issues such as bride price, male domination, gender violence, sexual rights, etc. Many women have been saved as a result of the work and advocacy of CREAW

For more information visit: http://creawkenya.org/

BARCAMP TAMALE 2013

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Barcamp Tamale 2013 is a free networking forum bringing people together for a day of discussion, demos and dialogue on Tamale, Ghana and beyond. It will take place on August 17, 2013 at Tamale Polytechnic. The theme for this year is yet to be determined. This Barcamp hopes to assemble stakeholders to network, build a supportive enterprising community and partner to build together.

The GhanaThink Foundation has successfully organized 20 BarCamps in Ghana. BarCamp Tamale 2013 will be a showcase of how Ghana’s youth are taking charge of its development and how they can be spurred on to do more. There will be a focus on channeling the present energies around entertainment into positive developments and progress for Tamale and surrounding areas as well.

The Barcamp will feature multiple user-generated breakout sessions about business, social entrepreneurship, technology and development, alongside topics relevant to the Northern Region and beyond. There will be a speed mentoring session where mentors will give insights and answers to questions from attendees. Various Tamale leaders will be on a panel that will center on the theme.

Register/RSVP at the BarCamp Tamale eventbrite website (barcamptamale13.eventbrite.com) or text “Barcamp Tamale [name] [email address] to 1945 through any mobile network.. You may also contact the BarCamp Tamale team through the eventbrite page for sponsorship opportunities. If you are interested in organizing a breakout session, let us know, especially if you have special needs.

BarCamp Tamale 2013 is sponsored by GhanaThink Foundation, Nandimobile, etc. Our media partners are the Ghana News Agency. Join us to move the Northern Region and Ghana forward.

BARCAMP HO 2013

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Barcamp Ho 2013 is a free networking forum bringing people together for a day of discussion, demos and dialogue on Ho, Ghana and beyond. It will take place on October 26, 2013 at the SRC Auditorium of Ho Polytechnic. The theme for this year is yet to be determined. This Barcamp hopes to assemble stakeholders to network, build a supportive enterprising community and partner to build together.

The GhanaThink Foundation has successfully organized 20 BarCamps in Ghana. BarCamp Ho 2013 will be a showcase of how Ghana’s youth are taking charge of its development and how they can be spurred on to do more. There will be a focus on channeling the present energies around entertainment into positive developments and progress for Ho and surrounding areas as well.

The Barcamp will feature multiple user-generated breakout sessions about business, social entrepreneurship, technology and development, alongside topics relevant to the Volta Region and beyond. There will be a speed mentoring session where mentors will give insights and answers to questions from attendees. Various Ho leaders will be on a panel that will center on the theme.

Register/RSVP at the BarCamp Ho eventbrite website (barcampho13.eventbrite.com) or text “Barcamp Ho [name] [email address] to 1945 through any mobile network.. You may also contact the BarCamp Ho team through the eventbrite page for sponsorship opportunities. If you are interested in organizing a breakout session, let us know, especially if you have special needs.

BarCamp Ho 2013 is sponsored by GhanaThink Foundation, Nandimobile, etc. Our media partners are the Ghana News Agency. Join us to move the Volta Region and Ghana forward.