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How Can Digital Addresses Improve Government Services?

Accra - November 8th - RSVP Now
The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) Government wants to build the productive capacity of Ghana by knowing who is in the country and where they live. Hence, the "Ghana Card" biometric National ID that supersedes all other forms of national identification of Ghanaians.

Next on government's list of inclusion-improvement programs is the digital addressing system.

According to the Lands Commission, Ghana is supposed to be mapped every five years., yet the Ghana was comprehensively mapped last in 1974! The Land Administration Project (LAP) began in 2003 to solve this problem, but has only mapped 10% of Ghana’s landmass.

Now, the Digital property addressing and ID system was launched on 18th October 2017 and will soon be fully operational with a Ghanaian owned IT company at the helm.  This project aims to help:
  • Reduce the risk profile of citizens.
  • Improve citizens’ access to financial services.
  • Match developed countries' databases of country nationals.
Please RSVP now to join the next Accra Tech Salon and debate key cultural and socioeconomic risk factors for success with thought leaders including: Please RSVP now to converse with key stakeholders under this project from government agencies, local government officials, civil society and technologists on key questions like:
  • How can digital addresses be useful to both urban and rural Ghanaians?
  • Should Ghana use existing mapping apps or customize existing ones?
  • What is government’s communication and data strategy for the project?
  • Can social media play any role in tracking the success of the project?
We’ll have hot coffee and catered breakfast treats for a morning rush, but seating is limited. Once we reach our 30-person capacity there will be a waiting list!
Technology for Digital Addresses
November Technology Salon Accra
Wednesday, November 8th 2017
8:30am - 10:30 a.m.
New Media Hub at Penplusbytes
No.1 Ostwe Close, Ako Adjei, Osu,
Accra, Ghana (map)
RSVP is required for attendance

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The Technology Salon™ is an intimate, informal, and in person, discussion between information and communication technology experts and international development professionals, with a focus on both:
  • technology's impact on donor-sponsored technical assistance delivery, and
  • private enterprise driven economic development, facilitated by technology.
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