Northern Innovation Lab (NIL), in partnership with Ghana Tech Lab, has organised its fourth Consultative Stakeholder Meeting in Walewale, North East Region on ‘The Role of 𝐀𝐠𝐫𝐢𝐓𝐞𝐜𝐡 in Transforming the Local Economy for Job creation and Economic Development’.
Speaking at the event under the Pathway to Sustainable Employment Project, Alfred Opoku, Director in charge of Projects at Northern Innovation Lab, enlightened participants on skills gap, strategies and policies within the Agric sector essential in transforming the local economy to achieve sustainable development through digital skills and entrepreneurship.
“As NIL’s regional partner of the project for North East Region, we collected and collated data from the mapping exercises, stakeholders’ interviews, and surveys, after which we refined and published the findings on the Ghana ecosystem portal.”
A Tech associate, Jonas Wewovi, said the increasing advancement of technology is needed to inculcate digital skills training in the local economy and to empower the youth in the field of agriculture.
Touching on the Ghana Startup Ecosystem, Samuel Prince Junior Bako, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Northern Innovation Lab, said the Ghana Startup Ecosystem portal has been designed to provide a digitised platform with reliable, easily accessible, and readily available information on the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Ghana, with regional ecosystem focal data points across the regions of the country. “This portal gives insights and analysis of data gathered on the ecosystem mapping programme by Ghana Tech Lab.”