educata Ghana 2018 Program Outline

Day 1: Thursday, November 29

Primary and Higher Education
Session 1 (10.30 am – 12.00 pm):

More than just a glance into the crystal bowl: What knowledge, skills, attitudes and values will today’s young students need to shape the world of tomorrow?

  • Panel Discussion with Young Students and the Honorable Minister of Employment

Session 2 (01.00 pm – 02.30 pm):
Looking into the classrooms: Tomorrow’s schools and ICT – challenges and opportunities for Africa.

  • Panel Discussion with Representatives from Government and Schools

Session 3 (03.00 pm – 04.30 pm):
Let’s get hands on: Siemens Stiftung to introduce its Experimento program: “Experimental Lab for STEM students”: An adventurous journey into the world of science, science experiments and teaching methods
TVET

Session 1 (10.30 am – 12.00 pm):

Business speaks up: Requirements for the success on the world market – what skills are companies looking for, now and tomorrow?

  • Panel Discussion with Representatives of German, Ghanaian and Other International Companies Operating in Ghana

Session 2 (01.00 pm – 02.30 pm):
Working with the right tools: Inside talk with company representatives on their training schemes for Ghanaian artisans.

  • Presentation and Open Discussion

Session 3 (03.00 pm – 04.30 pm):

Keeping up with the times: e-learning in the field of TVET – what’s in it for me? Presentation and short pitch by three e-learning platforms that reflect on tomorrow’s industries.

  • Presentation by Startups and Established Companies

Entrepreneurship
Session 1 (10.30 am – 12.00 pm):
Entrepreneurship and idea generation: The start of every business is an idea. In this workshop the definition of entrepreneurship will be discussed, different methods of idea generation processes tried, and ideas translated into value propositions. One entrepreneur will share his / her experiences regarding the idea creation.

Session 2 (01.00 pm – 02.30 pm):
Market: No idea without a target group and a profitable market: defining market, estimating market size, segmenting market, targeting market, channels for reaching the target market will be focused in this session. That means: Bring the right product, at the right price, to the right place, with the right promotion, to the right person (natural or legal), at the right time!

Session 3 (03.00 pm – 04.30 pm):
Establishing a separate legal entity for the business: Entrepreneurs are encouraged to separate their personal dealings from the business dealings. A business must necessarily have an independent legal entity that is separate from that of its owner(s). In this session, questions like “which legal entity should be chosen?”, “how can legal environment attract entrepreneurs?”, “which requirements exist as long as an entrepreneurship is concerned?” should be discussed.

Day 2: Friday, November 30

Primary and Higher Education
Session 1 (10.30 am – 12.00 pm):
Technical universities and their curriculum: Enough practical relevance to meet the needs of industry?
Discussion and suggestions as how to generate a win-win situation

 Session 2 (01.00 pm – 02.30 pm):
How can the exchange between the government and the economy be strengthened, so that the government can adjust the structures and curricula in a way that serves both business needs and employment?
 

Session 3 (03.00 pm – 04.30 pm):
The future role of the National Service: An efficient instrument that provides access to the job market for graduates?

  • Open debate with graduates from Youth Service, government representatives and private sector

TVET
Session 1 (10.30 am – 12.00 pm):
Meet the boss: Hot Seat discussion with representatives of vocational training institutions from the West African region

Session 3 (03.00 pm – 04.30 pm):
Industries of tomorrow require skills for tomorrow: Why Ghana needs more (and better) trained young people in the hospitality sector. Open Fishbowl Discussion with managers from Accra’s most relevant hotels and hospitality organizations

Entrepreneurship
Session 1 (10.00 am – 11.30 pm):
Financing: Financing seems to be the biggest problem of an entrepreneur. Why do Financial Service Provider refuse financing entrepreneurs? Is financing a business idea really the most important challenge? On the one hand what can young entrepreneurs improve to get easier access to funds and on the other hand what can banks do regarding an easy and understandable process?

Session 2 (01.00 pm – 02.30 pm):
Long-distance entrepreneur: Entrepreneurs come in various forms – short distance, medium distance and long-distance runners. Even though most of the themes discussed in the previous sessions are important for building sustained businesses, the ethical dimensions are also critical. What is necessary to become a long-distance entrepreneur? Dimension brainstorming, presented to the Honorable Minister of Business Development and discussed with hi

Session 3 (03.00 pm – 04.30 pm):
Success factors for entrepreneurship programs: There is a wide range on institutions and academies which offer entrepreneurship programs. But which program is successful? What is important to ask for if an entrepreneur is interested in an entrepreneurship program? What are the key success factors for a program

Day 3: Saturday, December 1

Primary & Higher Education
Session 1 (10.30 am – 12.00 pm)
Educating students to be global citizens: The Role of education. As the world continues to grapple with the challenges of diversity and achieving equality, how can schools prepare students to engage in diverse teams and increase tolerance for diverse perspectives and culture? Four young Ghanaian students who studied on 4 different continents will share their experiences

Session 2 (01.00 pm – 02.30 pm):
Preparing schools and universities for the future of education: Trends and shifts to look out for. With challenges of digitalization and globalization abound, how can educational institutions stay nimble and evolve to match the speed of change in the world?

  • Open discussion

Session 3 (03.00 – 04.30 pm):
Wrap-up for all participants

TVET
Session 1 (10.30 am – 12.00 pm):
Introducing MyTVET: Presentation and discussion of a new approach to improve the reputation of Vocational Training among the youth, followed by Best Practices from training supplier

Session 2 (01.00 pm – 02.30 pm):
New ways of allocating TVET resources: KfW introduces its voucher system.

  • Presentation, followed by a discussion with representatives from KfW, COTVET, government and industry

Session 3 (03.00 pm – 04.30 pm):
Wrap-up for all participants

Entrepreneurship
 
Session 1 (10.30 am – 12.00 pm):
Young, creative – Entrepreneur? Innovations are often developed by students from universities and young people who are creative and dare to go new ways. However, this is only one requirement for entrepreneurship. What is necessary in addition?
Young entrepreneurs who made it, will share their experience

Session 2 (01.00 pm – 02.30 pm):
Business incubators provide a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to give birth and grow their businesses. How do they facilitate the bringing of business ideas to life? It is a unique opportunity available to young entrepreneurs.
 
Session 3 (03.00 pm – 04.30 pm):
Wrap-up for all participants