The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) in partnership with MTN Ghana is organising the maiden edition of Digital Youth Expo today December 10, 2014 at the Kofi ICT Centre of Excellence.
Digital Youth Expo is an initiative by the MFWA, aimed at mobilizing, empowering and inspiring the youth to take advantage of the prospects the internet, data applications and mobile technology offers for self-development, business incubation and entrepreneurship.
The theme for the maiden Digital Youth Expo event is: EMPOWERING THE GHANAIAN YOUTH TO OWN THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION.
The initiative also forms part of the MFWA’s ongoing Internet Freedom project that seeks to empower people through secure and affordable internet.
MTN Ghana is supporting this Digital Youth Expo as it remains committed to delivering a bold new digital world to its customers while offering exceptional data services to its customers and especially the youth. The programme also falls in line with MTN’s digital agenda. MTN Ghana launched an Apps Challenge which seeks to support Ghanaians to develop relevant local apps for the Ghanaian market. The MTN Ghana Foundation also supports a social entrepreneurship programme aimed at identifying and empowering young Ghanaians with innovative digital solutions to help solve some of Ghana’s most pressing needs through its partnership with the Ghana Multi-media Incubator Centre.
Digital Youth Expo is supported by the Ministry of Communication, National Information Technology Agency, Chamber of Telecommunications and the Internet Society Ghana Chapter.
The event is carefully planned to begin with a seminar which will be opened by Honourable Kwasi Sarpong, deputy Minister for Communications and will be followed by some practical digital exhibitions. Speakers at the seminar include Serame Taukobong, Chief Executive Officer, MTN Ghana, Professor Nii Narku Quaynor of the Internet Society- Ghana and Maximus Ametorgor, Managing Director of Pop Ghana. The programme will also feature presentation by the winner of the MTN Apps Challenge, Mr. Setriakor Kobla Nyomi.
MFWA is the leading non-profit, independent press freedom and freedom of expression advocacy organization in West Africa.