The iSpace Foundation will host the first of its six energy efficiency and green growth meetups as a partner to the World Bank’s Negawatt Challenge: “The Dumsor Report: A Panel Discussion on the Report and its Implications”
Accra, Ghana, August 25, 2015 – The iSpace Foundation will hold a community meetup “The Dumsor Report: A Panel Discussion on the Report and its Implications” for technologists, entrepreneurs, energy specialists, and others interested in learning about the recently published Dumsor Report, which provides evidence on some of the effects of the electricity cuts in Accra. The creator of the report, Kobina Aidoo, will be on the panel of speakers, and energy sector experts are invited as discussants. .
The iSpace Foundation will organize this meetup through its partnership with the World Bank’s Accra Negawatt Challenge, a technical assistance activity which consists of an international competition and community engagement program empowering communities around the world to innovate around urban energy issues. As part of the ongoing partnership, the iSpace Foundation will organize a total of six monthly meetups on the topics dedicated to energy efficiency and green growth from August through December 2015.
In addition to Ghana, the Negawatt Challenge is also unfolding in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Nairobi, Kenya; and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
What: A meetup to discuss the Dumsor Report and its implications for the tech innovation community of Accra.
Where: The iSpace Foundation, Osu, Accra,
Directions and map here.
When: Tuesday, August 25th, 6:30-8:00PM
The iSpace Foundation is a co-working tech and creative hub for startups, innovators, social entrepreneurs, creators, developers, technologists, designers and change makers in Accra, Ghana. Founded in 2013, iSpace fills an incredible gap in the ecosystem by providing an open environment where community, talent, management, entrepreneurship, business mentorship and research meet to join forces and innovate, while facilitating the connection of great minds, ideas and talent.
The Negawatt Challenge for Energy Efficiency is a World Bank’s technical assistance activity financed in Ghana and Kenya through the Korea Green Growth Trust Fund, in Brazil through the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program, and in Tanzania through the World Bank’s Country Office. Using a multi-phase open innovation methodology, this initiative aims to transform cities into more sustainable and energy efficient places. Cities all over the world have been selected on the basis of their governments’ commitment to energy efficiency and low carbon growth, as well as the existence of dynamic and growing entrepreneurial and technology sectors.
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Sources: Ispace Ghana