EVENTS Greater Accra

2015 Negawatt Challenge Weekend

Sign up for the Negawatt Challenge Today!!


This March, iSpace in col­lab­or­a­tion with the World Bank is launching Negawatt Weekend in Accra! This is an event you do not want to miss! Neg­awatt Week­end is part of the Neg­awatt Chal­lenge, a global com­pet­i­tion to empower com­munit­ies to innov­ate around local energy issues. Using a multi-​phase open innov­a­tion meth­od­o­logy, this ini­ti­at­ive aims to trans­form cit­ies into more sus­tain­able and energy effi­cient places.

What is the Neg­awatt Weekend?

Neg­awatt Week­end is a two-day idea-thon! Teams will be formed around six sub-themes – all of which tackle the most pressing energy issues in Accra. Par­ti­cipants will form teams and com­pete with one another to address spe­cific chal­lenge state­ments about local energy effi­ciency issues. Together, team mem­bers will come up with poten­tial solu­tions that they refine and pitch in front of a jury.

IMG_0046Dates: Saturday March 14th & Sunday 15th, 2015

Venue: iSpace Foundation

Time: 9am – 6pm (both days)



Who can sign up for the challenge?

Any­one inter­ested in innov­at­ing around local energy issues. We are look­ing for innov­at­ors, tech­ies, entre­pren­eurs, makers, energy experts, and those ready to form a winning team to tackle energy efficiency in Accra.

Why Attend Neg­awatt Weekend?

You will Create!

In just two days you will cre­ate and launch a star­tup idea that addresses an energy efficiency prob­lem in Ghana! You will join a team and come together to work in a lim­iteIMG_0656d time frame that will help you to focus on build­ing, meas­ur­ing and learn­ing – unlike a typ­ical brain­storm­ing.

You will Learn!

Neg­awatt Week­end will give you an oppor­tun­ity to meet new people who have a com­mon interest in devel­op­ing ground break­ing innov­a­tion and startup ideas. It will be an oppor­tun­ity to net­work and learn from the best innov­at­ive brains in the country, as well as the opportunity to be guided by leading experts.

What Next after the Neg­awatt Weekend?

You will Advance!

The teams with the most prom­ising ideas will be eli­gible to move on to the next phase (the Neg­awatt Booot­camp) as semi-​finalists, where they will be given the tools to fur­ther develop and pro­to­type their pro­posed solutions. This will be a one of a kind oppor­tun­ity to bring your energy effi­ciency idea into reality.


Don’t be left out. Join the biggest global chal­lenge on Energy Effi­ciency today!


SIGN UP HERE for the Neg­awatt Week­end Chal­lenge and remem­ber to share with friends and ask them to sign up too!




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