Monday, December 14, 2009
BarCamp Ghana 09 - Cultivating Leaders
I would want to share with all readers of my blog where I found my love for blogging. I attended BarCamp Ghana 08 last year and was very privileged to meet top African bloggers like David Ajao and Esi Cleland. I was inspired there and then to start my own blog after the event. So for those who still think BarCamp is another conference for people to talk, take a second look.
What then is BarCamp?
BarCamp is simply an ‘unconference’ - an ad-hoc gathering of people with the simple desire to share and learn in an open environment. Unlike a conference, at a BarCamp everyone is both a speaker and a participant. The content is provided by all attendees based on their interests. So anyone can start a session and get others who are interested to discuss issues concerning that topic. And if possible come up with an action plan. The talkers then become doers.
Focused on human capacity building, BarCamp is also a platform for equipping attendees with new and more acceptable values in business, culture and society.
This brilliant event is organized by GhanaThink and will be hosted at the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology MEST located in East Legon, just about 200 meters from the A&C shopping mall. The team for this year’s Camp is Leadership for Our Times: Cultivating Change Makers. This year’s event seeks to focus on allowing the youth to share ideas on how we can contribute positively to the development of the country.