Not less than 7,000 youth have acquired digital abilities to be self-employable, below the Ghana Startup Ecosystem programme, as a part of the digital transformation drive for sustainable job creation within the nation,
Additionally 100 startups have been educated in entrepreneurial abilities and their enterprise improvement plans enhanced for them to stay related and ship high quality merchandise to their goal markets.
This kinds a part of a pathway to sustainable employment challenge funded by Mastercard Basis to create 30 million jobs, particularly for the youth in Africa by 2030.
Edward Akani Managing Affiliate of Ghana Tech Lab, disclosed these Wednesday on the second version of Ghana Startup Ecosystem Efficiency Rating 2020 media briefing, an initiative of the Ghana Startup Ecosystem Mapping that seeks to construct a stronger entrepreneurial ecosystem within the nation.
It was performed by the Ghana Tech Lab and its companions.
Ghana Tech Lab operates as a strategic ecosystem hub to drive digital transformation in Ghana and speed up the nation’s place as Africa’s primary centre for highly-skilled digital workforce/human capital, and function a fertile platform for modern and promising startups.
The target of Ghana Startup Ecosystem Rating 2020, is to affect coverage, create consciousness on the extent of the regional startup entrepreneurial ecosystem, related stakeholders, and the alternatives that may be accessed by the interactive Ghana Startup Ecosystem Platform which was launched in 2020.
The rating measured the character and degree of Ghana’s Startup Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in 13 areas throughout Ghana categorized below six pillars: Tradition, Media and Ladies, Assist, Coverage, Entry to Market, Finance and Human Capital Pillars.
Mohammed Suhuyini Zakaria, Analysis Affiliate, Ghana Tech Lab mentioned with the assistance of 14 tech companions, the ecosystem mapping interacted with 3,000 entities Bolgatanga, Walewale, Bono, Bono East Area, Tamale, Sunyani, Kumasi, Koforidua, Ho, Cape Coast, Takoradi, Dambai and Accra.
He mentioned the Ghana Startup Ecosystem Mapping Mission, first of its sort was a analysis examine of multidimensional themes and components, “utilizing an built-in method to map ecosystems for quite a few outcomes enabling ecosystem progress and sustainability.”
The analysis affiliate added that the outcomes from the examine had been processed and reworked to affect coverage and help choices, whereas creating consciousness of the state of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in our respective cities for his or her socioeconomic good.
“The target of this dynamic platform is to function the go-to place for real-time and determine lively stakeholders within the ecosystem worth chain in Ghana. Contents on the platform get up to date as and when new knowledge is shared,” he added.
Derek Degbedzui, Knowledge Science Affiliate, Ghana Tech Lab, made additional presentation on the regional illustration of the rating whereas the Leads for the six pillars: Emelia Enyonam Kuleke, Tradition, Media and Ladies; Daniel Kwabena Owusu, Assist service; Mohammed Zakaria, Coverage; David Armaah, Entry to Market; Nanette Elorm Bonnie, Finance and Selorm Tito Ayikoe, gave additional highlights of their findings.
By Salifu Abdul-Rahaman