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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Can Serious Games Accelerate Ghana's Development?


 

RSVP now to join the next Technology Salon

May 26th Accra Salon - RSVP Now

Electronic games are a two trillion dollar global industry. Game development in Ghana is growing rapidly, fueled by the popularity of mobile phones and climbing Internet usage rates. African game developers are increasing their share of this demand by developing culturally relevant games that speak directly to local markets.

What is the potential of the game industry to further Ghana's development?

While games are often considered frivolous entertainment, evidence shows that games can effectively improve cognition, problem solving, and spatial skills development, with a particular benefit for science, engineering, and mathematics education. "Serious" games can also help communities explore different development scenarios to solve critical problems in society.

Please RSVP now to join the next Technology Salon Accra where we will explore questions like:

  • What kinds of games would excite Ghanaians and improve society?
  • Who would play them? What would they learn?
  • How can we incentivize "good" games and improve others?
  • Where should we look to see the future of gaming in Ghana?

We'll have three key thought leaders to guide our discussions on Africa's buzzing technology scene and how it can support game development in Ghana:

Please RSVP now to join them and your technology and development peers for Technology Salon Accra. We'll have hot coffee, breakfast, and cool games to play for a morning rush. However, seating is limited to 35 people, so RSVP now or you'll be on the wait list!

Games for Ghana's Development
May Technology Salon Accra
8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, May 26th
Accra, Ghana
RSVP is Required

About the Technology Salon


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.

Our meetings are lively conversations, not boring presentations. Attendance is capped at 35 people - and frank participation with ideas, opinions, and predictions is actively encouraged. 

It's also a great opportunity to meet others motivated to employ technology to solve vexing development problems. Join us today!