past about 2 years ago

Starts: Thursday, 4 September, 2014 06:00pm

Ends: Thursday, 4 September, 2014 09:00pm

Ticket Information

Tickets Fee Price (GHS) Quantity
Kumasi Konnect 0.00 Free N/A

Event Details

Kumasi Konnect is an initiative by the Ghana Think Foundation and sponsored by Google and TechHub. This meet-up will happen every quarter and will invite at least 40 young energetic and innovative minds in Kumasi. This event series will further commune the network built out of Barcamp Kumasi.  

The primary goal is to showcase the work of local and international entrepreneurs (social), the impact of their organisation and the opportunities for the youthThe event will also bring together innovators and doers in Kumasi, to interact and share ideas that have the propensity for social and economic impact.

The second edition of Kumasi Konnect will focus on the topic,"Leveraging Opportunities for Personal Development"

Valerie Okudzeto is a commercially driven and highly motivated senior business leader, with a proven track record for nurturing growth strategies of social enterprises and delivering profitable results in line with spearheading social change. She has over 10 years experience specializing in the delivery of business solutions and creation of sales propositions for well-known brands in both Africa & Europe particularly Vodafone Plc and Ernst & Young LLP.

She currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Clean Team Ghana, the 2013 winners of the Dame Lesley Strathie Award for Operational Excellence at the UK Civil Service Awards. She excels when driving business transformation, providing leadership and finding innovative solutions to social issues. Valerie is making a significant contribution to the global sanitation crisis, pioneering a new form of household sanitation with potential for wide scale replication in developing and emerging markets.

She is determined to empower households and to improve living conditions in Africa by driving the ‘democratization of toilets’ and the ‘commercialization of waste’ across the continent. Her accomplishments do not go unnoticed as she was recently recognized as one of the ‘10 under 35 Changemakers in Ghana.’

Valerie works on the cutting edge bringing new ideas and innovative actions together to strengthen Africa's socio-economic transformation and development. Since relocating to Ghana in 2008 she has supported the fair trade co-operative of Global Mamas. Working with more than 300 women owned businesses across Ghana. Furthermore, Valerie was a critical member of the team who developed the site http://www.tradeforchange.com/ enabling this co-operative of small businesses to trade their produce directly with international buyers online. She also serves as Chief Marketing Officer of http://www.votekastafrica.com/ an online platform dedicated to strengthening democracy and transparency during elections across the continent.

Valerie is a 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow.