UGIEP & IAST to host webinar towards Driving innovation and entrepreneurship

UGIEP & IAST to host webinar towards Driving innovation and entrepreneurship

The University of Ghana Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (UGIEP), implemented by Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN)-Ghana in partnership with University of Ghana Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST) is set to host a webinar dubbed Advancing Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Job Creation; The Role of Higher Education on October 21, 2021.

The webinar will bring together experts in academia and industry to share their perspectives on the fundamental pillars needed to drive innovation and entrepreneurship within the context of higher education and job creation.

Also, the panel will explore the intersection between higher education, innovation, and entrepreneurship, with a goal that seeks to answer questions on, what role higher education and higher educational institutions can play in innovation and entrepreneurship?

It further seeks to answer questions on how Ghana’s current educational structure could address skills gap and cater for future entrepreneurs and innovators, and also how higher educational institutions could be positioned to attract and nurture entrepreneurial talents, and churn out relevant innovations to propel the economy.

The panelists will leverage on key enablers, institutional processes, capabilities, opportunities and share practical examples from other parts of the world to support their submissions and suggestions.

Panel Speakers includes Executive Director, CEPD London; and a former Dean of Business Schools in UK and South Africa, Prof. Kanes Rajah; Entrepreneur, Lawyer and Academic, Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia; Senior Lecturer, University of Ghana Business School, Dr. George Acheampong; Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Impact Investing Ghana, Amma Lartey; and Inventor & Innovation Strategist, Nii – Kwashie Aryeetey. It will be moderated by Mr. Bernard Avle, General Manager of Citi FM & Citi TV.

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