(Project Coordinator, Mobile Web Ghana)
Has a certificate in software entrepreneurship and a BA in psychology and sociology.She is passionate about entrepreneurship and people taking responsibility for their own lives.
Topic : Mobile Entrepreneurship - empowering young people to develop relevant local apps.
AKUMBA BEN ASAMOANING
Akumba Ben Asamoaning is a youth development expert and a Business Development Consultant. He is a passionate advocate of youth development on continental Africa. At the young age of 24, he was appointed to the enviable position of Country Director of Amicus Onlus (an Italian NGO that focuses on education and health. As a resource person and an aspirational speaker, Akumba has graced prime platforms.
The majority of Akumba’s career has been focused on youth entrepreneurship for self –empowerment for which he has received state and corporate recognition for initiatives such as the Baobab Academy (a youth entrepreneurship and business development centre that has trained over 550 youths across the country and assisted some with micro-financing to start initiatives), the Amicus Youth Empowerment Summit (the foremost national youth platform in Ghana that attracts over 1500 participants each year. Mr. Chris Gardner was the keynoter for his 6th Summit) and the Biriwa Medical Centre ( a collaboration between Ghana Health Service, Mfantseman Municipal Assembly and Amicus Onlus, that has attracted 210 Italian Doctors over the past 6 years into the country). He is currently leading a team of experts in Europe and Africa, to roll-out the Baobab University College (a continental project with global faculties)- another gain for the youth Africa.
Aside speaking on various youth platforms, Akumba is a resource person for leading media houses in Ghana. Akumba holds post graduate degrees from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.
Amma Baffoe is the Communications Manager of the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST).
Her work entails establishing partnerships with local universities and colleges to implement the MSET Idea of recruiting the best entrepreneurial minds in Ghana and mentoring them to succeed in creating their own global software companies.
As a result of her long standing experience working with students across the country, she spearheads MEST’s social media strategy and university relations activities. She interacts with IT entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs-in-training using their stories to inspire would-be software entrepreneurs.
She holds a BA in Information Studies, from the University of Ghana and a founding member of the Ghana developers’ community, a web based forum which brings together programmers, web & mobile developers to share ideas and resources and aiming at building a tech eco-system in Ghana.
She is passionate about community service, youth development and believes the advent of modern technology can bring about true change in Africa. She was assistant curator for TEDxYouthInspire, Accra (April 2009). She is also a regular volunteer at the Herman Gmeiner SOS village in Tema.
When she’s now working, she enjoys catching up news on international affairs and loves dancing salsa J
Alfred Anyan is an Electrical Engineer turned I.T Entrepreneur. He had his Electrical Engineering degree from KNUST, Ghana, after which he got caught up in the I.T wave and started dabbling in various aspects such as linux, web and software development, and computer graphics. He ran a small I.T training and services company for about a year before leaving for a 2 year post graduate training program in software, mobile and web technology as well as Entrepreneurship at the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology.
He’s currently founder and CEO of Inspire Creations, a multimedia services and I.T training company, Founder of Inspire ICT Entrepreneurship Foundation which engages in workshops on emerging and advanced I.T technologies and Entrepreneurship, and lastly, co-founder of Mobile Serve Ltd, a mobile content and value added service provider.
He’s also a musician and spends his weekends playing the guitar or singing in church. Alfred lives at Lapaz in Accra with his wife and daughter.