The Media Foundation for West Africa MFWA in partnership with MTN Ghana will on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 host over 150 Ghanaian youth for an ICT Coaching and Mentoring Fair at the Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in Accra.

The event which will be chaired by the Country Manager of Microsoft Ghana, Derek Appiah, is to inspire and equip the youth with the requisite skill-set and technical support to venture into ICT entrepreneurship.

Participants will be exposed to opportunities for take-up in the ICT industry and knowledge on how and where to get start-up capitals. Participants will also benefit from essential back-up support from experienced industry practitioners serving as mentors who will guide them to succeed as ICT entrepreneurs.

The MFWA’s ICT Coaching and Mentoring Fair seeks to inspire the youth to exploit the huge potential that ICTs offer to develop themselves; create new ICT jobs; and come up with innovative apps to solve day-to-day challenges in different sectors of the economy.

The Fair will comprise exciting sessions such as:

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Development Lectures where experienced and inspirational ICT and business development entrepreneurs will share their experiences and provide guidance setting up and sustaining ICT businesses.
  • Entrepreneurship Workshops which will provide hands-on training sessions with the experienced practitioners.
  • The Accra event will be followed by similar fairs in Wa and Takoradi under the first phase of the programme. The fairs will eventually be held in all 10 regions of the country.

The initiative, forms part of activities under the Digital Youth Empowerment Component of the MFWA’s Internet Freedom Programme being implemented across West Africa with support from the UK-based Global Partners Digital.

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