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Telling A Different Story About Africa :: Mac-Jordan Degadjor - eLearning Africa 2013. Windhoek, Namibia
 

Telling A Different Story About Africa :: Mac-Jordan Degadjor - eLearning Africa 2013. Windhoek, Namibia

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Africa seems to be alive with new possibilities. There is an unprecedented attention on Africa – after decades of reporting only about famine, disease and war, international media have begun ...

Africa seems to be alive with new possibilities. There is an unprecedented attention on Africa – after decades of reporting only about famine, disease and war, international media have begun reporting about success stories, business opportunities and the "new" Africa. How can African journalists be best equipped to play a leading role in conveying diverse, current and interesting stories through local and international media?

Speakers include:
>> Adam Salkeld, Tinopolis, UK
>> Michelle Atagana, Memeburn.com, South Africa
>> Mac-Jordan Degadjor, Blogging Ghana, Ghana
>> Beate Wedekind, THE NEW//AFRICA, Germany/Ethiopia

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    Telling A Different Story About Africa :: Mac-Jordan Degadjor - eLearning Africa 2013. Windhoek, Namibia Telling A Different Story About Africa :: Mac-Jordan Degadjor - eLearning Africa 2013. Windhoek, Namibia Presentation Transcript

    • Sharing African & Ghanaian stories on Technology, Innovation and Ideas. www.macjordangh.com @MacJordan
    • Madam Doris Degadjor-Deha
    • From Keta (village) to Accra (Capital City)
    • Quest for Education – My journey
    • Cold Weather in Ukraine
    • “The major problem I see is that Africa’s story is written from somewhere else and not by Africans themselves. That is why the rest of the world looks at Africa and Africans and wants to define us. They want to shape the perception about Africa. The best thing we can do for ourselves is own our problems, own our solutions and write our own story.” – President Paul Kagame of Rwanda @ WEF, Davos.
    • How can we change the negative perception about Africa?
    • There are countless evidences of progress, growth, as well as political and economic vibrancy and stability on the African continue.
    • • Foreign Direct Investment projects grew by 27% in 2011, pushing Africa’s share of the world’s investment to almost a quarter. • FDI inflows, now about $80 billion should reach $150 billion by 2015, according to a BBC report. • The African Development Bank has projected a 5.8 per cent economic growth rate for 2012 on the continent.
    • • Nigeria, the continent’s most populous country has been enjoying steady economic growth since 2005 with recent figures putting growth as high as 7.5 per cent. • For the period of 2009-11, Namibia had the highest number of computers, at 239 computers per 1,000 people; and Niger the lowest at 1 per 1,000. (MDG 8). Credit: www.worldbank.org/afr/stats
    • Blogging for Social Change – Blogging Ghana
    • Blogging for Social Change – Blogging Ghana
    • My blog > www.macjordangh.com
    • iPad time with my Nephew and Niece.
    • Ghana Decides: An Election Monitoring Project by @BloggingGhana
    • BlogCamp 2012 & 2013 by Blogging Ghana
    • Here is a FACT; The world’s impression of Africa is hopelessly outdated.
    • This is the new AFRICA
    • “The major problem I see is that Africa’s story is written from somewhere else and not by Africans themselves. That is why the rest of the world looks at Africa and Africans and wants to define us. They want to shape the perception about Africa. The best thing we can do for ourselves is own our problems, own our solutions and write our own story.” – President Paul Kagame of Rwanda @ WEF, Davos.
    • Innovation and Technology Hubs in the New Africa….
    • The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) and the MEST Incubator provide training, investment and mentoring for aspiring Ghanaian software entrepreneurs with the goal of creating globally successful companies that wealth and jobs locally in Africa.
    • • Across African cities from Accra to Nairobi to Cairo and Cape Town, technology innovation hubs are mushrooming around the continent and are playing a central role in the fledgling tech and entrepreneurial scenes in Africa. • These “islands of innovation hubs” are being established to foster and promote local technological innovation. • The hubs serve as incubators, meeting places for the local technology community as well as points of knowledge exchange.
    • The penetration of mobile technology in Africa has been radical and unprecedented.
    • See Africa Differently video on World Fastest growing economy in the world….