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BLOGCAMP 2014 FINALIST

3 Apr

GUESS WHO WAS NOMINATED FOR A GHANA BLOGCAMP AWARD?? I WAS , I WAS .. IN THE CATEGORY OF BEST BLOG– I AM SOOO SOOOOOOO EXCITED… I DONT CARE IF I WIN.. THIS IS MORE THAN ENOUGH… IM SOOOOOOOOO EXCITEDDDDDDDDDD.. IVE WON THE GOLD MEDAL ALREADY.. WOO HOO !!

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The following is taken from the BlogCamp site:(source: http://www.blogcampghana.com/social-media-awards/finalists-blogging-and-social-media-awards-2014/)

Best Blog
 cranchon.com
 creativewritingghana.wordpress.com
 Enewsgh.com
 ameyawdebrah.com
 Mukasechic.wordpress.com
 loveafrican.wordpress.com
 humansofaccra.tumblr.com
 accradotalttours.wordpress.com
 emmanuelgamor.blogspot.com
 circumspecte.com (jabdulai.com)
 alfredkpodo.blogspot.com
 macjordangh.com
 nanaaweredamoah.wordpress.com
 brodela.blogspot.com
 lauriefrempong.blogspot.com
 Mutombodapoet.wordpress.com
 mightyafrican.blogspot.com
 africandevjobs.com
 afromusion.wordpress.com
 mindofmalaka.com
 freduagyeman.blogspot.com
 adventuresfrom.com
 kofilarbi.wordpress.com
 Ganyobinaa.com (www.naaoyooquartey.com)

Best Organisational Blog
 mhcghana.wordpress.com
 Ghanahumanists.WordPress.com
 blog.meltwater.org
 accradotalttours.wordpress.com
 chiroafrica.wordpress.com
 awdf.org/awdfs-blog

Best Male Blogger
 Ato Ulzen-Appiah
 Patrick Agama
 Emmanuel Gamor
 Nana Kofi Acquah
 Mutombo Da Poet
 Graham Knight
 Mac-Jordan Degadjor
 Nana Fredua Agyeman
 Efo Dela Amegaxi
 Ameyah Debrah

Best Female Blogger
 Malaka Grant Gyekye
 Jemilatu Abdulai
 Ganyobi Naa (Naa Oyoo Quartey)
 Ekuba of Adventuresfrom.com
 Nina Chachu
 Kajsa Adu Halberg
 Laurie Frimpong
 Nina Oduro

Best New Blog
 afiaenglish.wordpress.com
 afrotechafrica.blogspot.com
 ammakonadu.wordpress.com
 cliffbens.blogspot.com
 creativewritingghana.wordpress.com
 flashfictiongh.wordpress.com
 humansofaccra.tumblr.com
 lauriefrempong.blogspot.com
 leversinheels.tumblr.com

Best Facebook Profile
 Facebook.com/JoselynDumas
 facebook.com/boyskasaghana
 facebook.com/ThinkGhanaMusic
 facebook.com/stonebwoyburniton
 Facebook.com/manifestations
 facebook.com/ashesi
 facebook.com/kubolor
 Facebook.com/gospelgh
 facebook.com/talkofgh
 Facebook.com/Y1079FM
 facebook.com/humansofaccra
 facebook.com/txtghana
Best Twitter Profile
 @jabdulai
 @niilexis
 @GhanaInPix
 @Amegaxi
 @MacJordan
 @writerspg
 @antirhythm

Best Instagram Profile
 @dblackgh
 @efya_nokturnal
 @sisterdeborah
 @tjletsa
 @Joselyn_Dumas
 @vodafoneghana
 @Ghanyobi
 @Y1079fm
 @ameyaw112

Best Youtube Profile

 Akumaa mama Zimbi ( Youtube.com/akumaamamazimbi )
 FOKN Bois ( YouTube.com/foknbois )
 Wo Maame Tv ( Youtube.com/WuMaameTV )
 Clifford Owusu ( Youtube.com/kliff555 )
 Ghana Music Dot Com  ( Youtube.com/GhanaMusicDotCom )
 Manifest ( Youtube.com/manifestmc )

Best Tumblr Account
 kobbygraham.tumblr.com
 heeltheworld.tumblr.com
 claudiecool.tumblr.com
 Accradotalt.tumblr.com
 humansofaccra.tumblr.com
 tjletsa.tumblr.com
 ofoesaysit.tumblr.com
 mutombodapoet.tumblr.com

Best Google+ Profile
 +OralOfori
 +AtoUlzenAppiah
 +EmmanuelKBensahJr
 +NaaOyooQuartey
 +Fashionistaghana
 +Ispacegh

Artiste & Personality with Best Social Media Presence
 R2bees
 Efya
 Lydia Forson
 Joselyn Dumas
 DBLACK
 M.Anifest
 Shatta Wale
 Raquel
 Okyeame Kwame
 Nana Aba Anamoah
 Sarkodie
 Stonebwoy
 Mutombo Da Poet
 X.O Senavoe
 Yvonne Nelson
 FOKN Bois
 Funny Face

Media House with Best Social Media Presence
 Peacefm
 Citifm
 Yfm
 Joyfm

Public Official with Best Social Media Presence
 Hannah Tetteh – Minister of Foreign Affairs
 Komla Dumor
 High Commisioner Peter Jones
 Franklin Cudjoe – IMANI Ghana

Organisation with Best Social Media Presence
 MEST Ghana
 Writers Project Ghana
 MTN Ghana
 Accra dot Alt
 Guinness Guinness Ghana
 GhanaThink Foundation
 African Women’s Development Fund
 Heel The World
 Tigo Ghana
 TXT Ghana
 Blu Gh
 Ashesi University
 Citi 97.3 FM
 Vodafone Ghana

Best Emerging Social Media Account

 keek.com/sisterdeborah
 keek.com/funnyfaceGh

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Rockefeller Foundation’s $3.8M grant helps position Ghana to accelerate future ICT job growth

1 Apr

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

Rockefeller Foundation’s $3.8M grant helps position Ghana to accelerate future ICT job growth

 

The Rockefeller Foundation and the World Bank collaborate to empower Ghana’s IT and IT enabled Services Industry to hire Ghanaian youth

 

ACCRA, Ghana,March 26, 2014/ The Rockefeller Foundation (http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org) has announced a $3.8 million grant to the Ghanaian government in partnership with the World Bank to support the establishment of world class facilities that will attract IT and IT enabled firms, including Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) firms to Ghana and create jobs for Ghanaian youth.

 

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The grant complements the World Bank’s US$5 million provided under the eGhana Project and is part of the Foundation’s Digital Jobs Africa initiative launched in 2013; the initiative is a $100million initiative aimed at improving 1 million lives through ICT skills and jobs for high potential but disadvantaged youth.

 

As a result of this grant, a new mini ICT Park to be located in central Accra will be completed by August of this year, and is expected to have the potential of providing direct and indirect employment to over 10,000 people, primarily youth, who have few alternative job opportunities.

 

Recent research funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and issued by the Dalberg Institute identifies access to real estate as the primary barrier to expanding the BPO sector in Ghana, and thus hinders creation of new jobs for an increasingly unemployed youth population.  This grant will help address that constraint directly by providing the funds for the Ghanaian government to create a world class Facility. The proposed centre is expected to function as a mini-ICT park, whose impact is expected to move Ghana up the ranking among the Tier 2 countries, but most  importantly the IT and IT enabled services (ITES)  sector is deemed most likely to absorb large numbers of unemployed and disadvantaged youth.

 

“As the Rockefeller Foundation enters its second year of our $100m Digital Jobs Africa initiative, we applaud the commitment of the Ghanaian government for steering the hiring at this new state of the art ICT Park towards poor and vulnerable youth – which will help to achieve our ultimate goal of impacting the lives of 1 million people through digital jobs for disadvantaged youth.  This project will transform the landscape of Ghana’s IT /ITES sector while ensuring that disadvantaged youth are the ultimate beneficiaries.  When young people are empowered economically, the entire nation will benefit,” said Mamadou Biteye, Managing Director of the Rockefeller Foundation Africa Regional Office.

 

The Rockefeller Foundation’s Digital Jobs Africa initiative is being implemented in six countries in Africa – Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Egypt and Morocco.

 

The grant follows on from the Foundation’s 2012 support to the Ghana ITES Secretariat, a World Bank seeded implementing agency under the Ministry of Communication, to train and employ 150 youth to digitize government records. In September 2013, the World Bank approved the $97 million eTransform project which builds on the earlier eGhana project.  Both projects seek to use ICT to improve the reach and efficiency of private and public service delivery and create jobs. The ICT Park is an important piece of the World Bank’s support of Ghana’s ICT strategy.

 

The Rockefeller Foundation support of the mini ICT Park leverages the World Bank funding and is designed to catalyze additional funding to support Ghana’s potential to employ disadvantaged youth in the digital economy.

 

Dr. Edward K. Omane Boamah, Ghana’s Minister of Communications commented, “We were pleased that the Rockefeller Foundation shared our vision around Ghana’s ICT potential.  Not only can we transform the ICT sector, making Ghana internationally competitive, we can provide opportunities for hundreds of disadvantaged young people who have the skills and drive to work in the digital economy, but are only lacking the access and opportunity.”

 

Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of The Rockefeller Foundation.