Jobcamps are free networking forums bringing people together to discuss jobs and (un)employment in Ghana. They would feature resource personnel from the public sector, private sector, CSOs, academia and youth representatives. There would be 10 Jobcamps organized, one per region, in May 2018. The Jobcamps are organized by the GhanaThink Foundation, and STAR-Ghana, with Citi FM (Omni Media) as a partner.
What to expect?
Networking with various employers, etc in this region
There would be better insight on what kinds of employment opportunities should be created in various locations in Ghana and for which sectors.
Participants would network amongst themselves. This would lead to better partnerships amongst the youth in creating enterprises, access to employment and personal development opportunities and help each other stay employed.
Discussing and getting a clearer understanding of skills gaps and finding and matching competent labour for industry needs
The Jobcamps are building upon some World Bank research work on youth employment in Ghana of which the director of the GhanaThink Foundation, Ato Ulzen-Appiah, was involved in. They are also contributing to STAR-Ghana’s work. The Barcamp Ghana mechanics are involved in how the Jobcamps would be organized and run.
The Jobcamps are free to participate in and would be on work days. Each Jobcamp would be from 9am-2pm. Below are the dates for the various regional Jobcamps and registration links.
May 7 – Greater Accra – egotickets.com/events/jobcamp-accra
May 8 – Eastern – egotickets.com/events/jobcamp-koforidua
May 10 – Volta – egotickets.com/events/jobcamp-ho
May 14 – Ashanti – egotickets.com/events/jobcamp-kumasi
May 16 – Brong Ahafo – egotickets.com/events/jobcamp-sunyani
May 18 – Upper West – egotickets.com/events/jobcamp-wa
May 21 – Northern – egotickets.com/events/jobcamp-tamale
May 23 – Upper East – egotickets.com/events/jobcamp-bolgatanga
May 28 – Central – egotickets.com/events/jobcamp-cape-coast
May 29 – Western – egotickets.com/events/jobcamp-takoradi
For more info, contact BarCamp at ghanathink.org
The GhanaThink Foundation is a social enterprise that mobilizes and organizes talent for the primary benefit of Ghana. It’s flagship program, Barcamp Ghana is building a network of changemakers, doers and entrepreneurs. Since December 2008, GhanaThink has organized 82 Barcamps (free networking forums) in Ghana, impacting over 12,000 participants. A BarCamp is a user-generated conference (or unconference). It is an open, participatory workshop-events, whose content is provided by participants. They come together for an event of learning, sharing, networking and mentoring. They happen on Saturdays and participation is about 100-400 based on location.
STAR-Ghana (Strengthening Transparency, Accountability and Responsiveness) has the vision to see an active and engaged civil society capable of articulating citizens’ demands and an effective state that is responsive and accountable to its citizens.
STAR-Ghana is a multi-donor funded voice and accountability programme that supports the creation and use of spaces for collective civil society engagement, to increase the accountability and responsiveness of the executive and key state institutions at both local and national levels. The long-term programme goal is to develop a vibrant, well-informed and assertive civil society, able to contribute to transformational national development for all Ghanaian citizens in an inclusive manner.
Citi 97.3 FM is an English-speaking radio station that operates from Adabraka in Accra, the capital of Ghana. They can be heard on 97.3 megahertz and on www.citinewsroom.com
Citi 97.3 FM covers the vibrant Ghanaian political scene with objective and balanced live reports, news features and documentaries as well as regular round-table discussions on pertinent issues. Citi 97.3 FM is also noted for relevant events like the Citi Business Olympics, the Money Fair, the MOGO Festival, to name a few.