The 2nd edition of Ghana’s International Education Exhibition and Idea Factory, educataGhana 2020, organized by the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Ghana (AHK Ghana), the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), the Sparkassenstiftung für Internationale Kooperation, and the Siemens Stiftung with the support of the German International Cooperation (GIZ) to address the key areas of Ghanaian education: Basic and Higher Education, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), and Entrepreneurship ended on a high note on Tuesday, 20th October 2020.
The two-day event successfully took off on Monday 19th October 2020 at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra with an opening ceremony, ribbon cutting, and tour of exhibition grounds by the Hon. Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, the Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Mr. Hans-Helge Sander, and the Country Director of GIZ Ghana, Mrs. Regina Bauerochse led by the organisers.
Following the opening panel discussion, on the topic “Unemployment in Ghana: other discussions and live demonstrations took place at all 4 different discussion islands among them were: “TVET reforms in Ghana”, Role and future of climate education in Ghana”, “The impact of COVID-19 on our schools” and “Ghana’s Automotive Industry on the rise”.
Tuesday, 20th October 2020 began with a fireside chat with the Ghanaian-German Centre for Jobs, Migration, and Reintegration (GGC) where participants were informed about the activities of the GGC and how to access their services. Following the format of the first day with discussions at the various discussion islands, the event also incorporated two innovation challenge pitches which brought together young minds with tech-enabled solutions to challenges in insurance education and financial education.
educataGhana 2020 attracted some 700 on-site visitors as well as more than 800 virtual audiences who followed the event on a live stream.
All necessary Corona related safety and hygienic measures were strictly observed. The fact that so many visitors came to the event in person, demonstrates both the importance of the topics raised and the strong desire for personal exchange after months of strict social distancing.
The next edition of educataGhana will take off in 2022.