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Conference

DISCUSSION ISLANDS

There will be four Discussion Islands, each one focused on one of the main topics of educataGhana. Come and interact with stakeholders, decision-makers and authorities in Basic and Higher Education, TVET and Entrepreneurship.
There will also be career guidance to provide a constructive pathway for the young populace to tread on towards realising the professions they are most suited for. Come and be enlightened about the current state of affairs in the above-mentioned topics and the way forward for
#development in these areas.

educataGhana 2020

Programme Lineup

DAY 1 - 19th October, 2020

  • 09.00am – 10:00am educataGhana 2020: the show must go on!

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  • 10.00am – 10.30 am – Tour of the event grounds

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  • 10.30am – 11.30 am - Opening panel discussion hosted by KAS
    Unemployment in Ghana: The challenge for our current educational setup (On-site session

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  • 11:30am – 12:30pm - Session 1
    Basic education: Welcome to Experimento! An adventurous journey into the world of science, science experiments and teaching methods. (On-site session)

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Higher education: Schools out forever? How prepared is Ghana for the resumption of schools after COVID-19? (Virtual session)
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TVET: TVET reforms for Ghana: let experts share their views (Virtual session)
Entrepreneurship:
a. Entrepreneurship as a human (soft skills in entrepreneurship) (On-site session)
b. Bridging the gap between business operations and credit facility- What entrepreneurs must do. (On-site session)


  • 12.30pm – 01.30 pm - Break

  • 01:30pm – 02:30 pm - Session 2
    Basic education: Going Green : The role and future of climate education in Ghana (On-site session)
    Higher education: After education, what next? A time with female mentors (On-site session)
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    TVET: TVET solutions made in Germany, How Ghana can gain from them (Virtual session)
    Entrepreneurship: The future belongs to Start-ups… But why are they not growing in Ghana? (On-site session)
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  • 02:30pm – 03:30 pm – Session 3
    Higher education: Welcome to the world of work: School theory vs. Job market realities (On-site session)
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  • TVET: Go North! The scholarship program by the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, and how young Ghanaians can participate (On-site session)
    Entrepreneurship: Sneakers meet suits: How established businesses and young entrepreneurs can successfully co-operate [Virtual session, (Fireside chat)]
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  • 03:30pm – 04:00 pm – Coffee break

  • 04:00pm – 05:00 pm – Session 4
    Basic education: Practical and hands-on STEM education – how can we bridge the gap between theory and practice in the classroom? (Virtual session)
    Higher education: Learning for the next test or learning for life? How to integrate lessons from companies into school curricula (On-site session)
    TVET: Welcome to Experimento! An adventurous journey into the world of science, science experiments and teaching methods. (On-site session)
    Entrepreneurship: What makes a business a successful business? 5 answers to a difficult question. [On-site session (World Café)]
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DAY 2 - 20th October, 2020

  • 09.00am – 9:30am Welcome and short introduction (General Assembly)

  • 9.30am – 10.00 am – Main stage event hosted by the Ghanaian-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration (GGC)

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  • 10.30am – 11.30am – Session 1
    Basic education: The impact of COVID -19 on our school: What is next? The rise of the digital classroom? (Virtual session)
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  • Higher education: GGC Career guidance event (On-site session)
    TVET: COVID-19’s impact on TVET in Ghana – The (not too - unexpected) rise of e-Learning (Virtual session)
    Entrepreneurship: Who wants to become an entrepreneur? A look behind Ghana's startup ecosystem. (On-site session)


  • 11:30am – 12:30pm - Session 2
    Basic education / TVET: Welcome to Experimento! An adventurous journey into the world of science, science experiments and teaching methods. (On-site session)
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  • Higher education: Career shaping decisions: To be employed or start my own business? (On-site session)
    Entrepreneurship: The future is bright and digital. Is Ghana ready to gain from it? (On-site session)


  • 12.30pm – 01.30 pm – Break

  • 01:30pm – 02:30 pm – Session 3
    Basic education: Girl Power - Do we need a special focus on girls in STEM education? (On-site session)

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TVET: The automotive Industry comes to Ghana: Are we well equipped (at least when it comes to technical skills of our workforce)? Relevant skills and how to develop them. (On-site session)


  • 02:30pm – 03:30 pm – Main stage innovation challenge & Raffle hosted by Sparkassenstiftung, AHK Ghana and GIZ PSED
    Pitch ideas to solve challenges in the financial and insurance sectors (On-site session)

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  • 03:30pm – 04:00 pm – Closing ceremony


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