1_world-creativty-and-innovation-contestInformation communication Technology (ICT) has become an integral player in the economy of nations and its people -contributing significantly in addressing the numerous challenges of life.

The Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (AITI- -KACE) in a bid to promote ICT use last Tuesday launched the 2013 innovation week dubbed ?i ?week celebration in Accra to whip up interest in ICT.

Speaking at the launch, the Director General of the centre, Dorothy K. Gordon stated that the i-week gives opportunity to businesses, institutions and individuals to get thinking around innovation to enhance their day to day activities.

According to her, the i-week is the flagship event of the AITI- -KACE and the biggest on Ghana?s ICT calendar.
The week is aimed at promoting ICT innovation in Ghana and the ECOWAS sub-region. The objective would be realized through seminars, interactive presentations, case studies, practical training and the exhibition of innovative products by the participants.

The theme for the 2013 i-week is ?Driving Innovation: new communities, new opportunities, New markets?.
The i-week event will also be used to outdoor the AIT?s hacker space which is the innovation hub of the centre and would host periodic events.

There would also be innovation challenge competition to award most innovative solutions in categories of health, environment, business, government, education, entertainment, culture, media and social inclusion.

The event which is expected to attract over 2000 participants nationwide and globally through web-streaming, twitter and other social media platforms is scheduled to take off from 25 ? 29 June 2013.

The Ghana ? India Kofi Annan center of excellence in ICT, an agency under the ministry of communications has a mandate to develop IT capability of individuals, institutions and organizations in Ghana and the sub-region.

Source: Christian Kpesese

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