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Monday, March 31, 2008

Leaders - Kojo Yankah

About two months ago, the AUCC got a new building site in down town Accra
The president of AUCC, Mr. Kojo Yankah working around the clock transformed this dead beaten building into a modern facility for learning, teaching and research.
This reinforces the fact that with leadership the impossible can become possible
and great effort is ultimately rewarded with success
Congrats to Kojo and his team

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Ma Intercourse with Google

It started with an email with EO about the position of a country lead for Ghana
after a few days, decided to send in my long CV and for effects, posted my CV online using google docs of course.

After couple of days, SP called me for a thirty minutes of interview
then another mail came with details about on site interview with three wise men- two business development officers and director and one technical guru - NA, MB and MS(no Microsoft pun intended)

The interview took one and half hours on Friday, an interesting way to start Friday night with an extreme fast interview.

The interview went well but went blank on one question, not sure why the guy with all answers could go struggle with an answer but some times it happens.
Can not figure out an excuse for this one.

This is a short vivid description of my quickie with Google
LOL

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Open office XML (OOXML)

Open Society Initiative of West Africa (OSIWA) respectively invites you round table discussion and a press briefing on ICTs Standards- Open office XML (OOXML)

The event will take place tomorrow Thursday March 27, 2008 at 4: 00pm prompt at the Ghana International Press Center (GIPC)

Presenters

1. Ben Akoh-OSIWA, Senegal,

2. Johnson Mina- ICTs Standards Expert, Kenya

3. Nnenna Nwakanma- ICT Expert, Cote d'lvoire

Moderator

Kwami Ahiabenu ll- ICT Consultant, Ghana,


relevant links
YES NO TO OOXML
ECMA
ooxmlisdefectivebydesign

Thursday, March 20, 2008

at ICT awards 2008 launch 20th March 08

LAUNCH OF ICT AWARDS 2008

The Government continues to place emphasis on the potential of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to provide a foundation for building an information and knowledge society and has accordingly integrated the Ghana ICT Policy for Accelerated Development, as driver and enabler, within the three-pronged GPRS II development strategy.

2. In connection with this, the Ministry of Communications is facilitating the organisation of the 2nd Ghana Information and Communications Technologies Excellence Awards 2008 in partnership with industry players in the private sector. This initiative is designed to serve as a key catalyst for government and the private sector to drive the programme of using ICT for accelerated national development.

3. The main objectives of this Awards scheme are:

· To create greater awareness of the role of ICT in public services and the development process within the framework of the Information Society.

· To motivate other stakeholders in effective utilization of ICT for citizens services.

· To ensure that ICT professionals are provided a benchmark for recognizing and validating outstanding contribution.

· To transform and promote Ghana into an information and knowledge-driven nation by ensuring commitment to the 14 pillars stated in the National ICT Policy document.

4. In view of the above; you are kindly invited to participate in the official launching ceremony scheduled as follows:

Date: Thursday, 20th March 2008
Venue: International Press Centre
Time: 10.00 a.m. Prompt

Monday, March 03, 2008

Speaking at Cyber Series

BusyInternet, in collaboration with the local ICT community, the Ghana Information Network for Knowledge Sharing (GINKS), IICD, infoDev and Internet Research is organising its monthly knowledge sharing forum, CyberSeries.
The forum presents a unique opportunity for the community to come together to explore new technologies, discuss common opportunities, listen to specialists and network among themselves.

The Topic for discussion is ONLINE ADVERTISING – A SMART CHOICE FOR BUSINESSES.

my presentation will be available on slide share soon