May 2016


ANNOUNCING MESH CREATIVE CONFAB

What is MESH Creative Confab?
MESH Creative Confab is a biannual event that brings together the very best of Ghanaian creativity under one roof
for the purposes of meeting, exploring and sharing creative ideas, projects, products and services. The primary target group for MESH Creative Confab events include established and young up and coming artists, creative entrepreneurs and businesses in the Culture and Creative Industries (CCI) value chain. Sessions include Keynote Presentations by renowned creatives, Panel discussions, Creative Presentations, Live Creative Session and an Expo. These offer opportunities for networking, collaboration, market expansion and discovery among individuals and organizations within the CCI value chain.
Who should you expect?
Expected participants include a cross section of the Ghanaian CCI including but not limited to architects,
fashion designers, digital and graphic artists, illustrators, web designers, filmmakers and the likes. We also
invite some leading creative individuals, brands and outfits to take the opportunity to discover young
talent for possible commissions, partnerships or recruitment. Our special guest will be the deputy minister
for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts.
Expo
This will showcase mainly products, projects and services that demonstrate Ghanaian creativity. Brands
and initiatives to be exhibited include Leti Arts, Wear Ghana, Radford University student projects, Accra
We Dey Podcast, Naya naturals, 3d craft Ghana etc. These will be on display throughout the duration of the
event.
Keynote Speakers
This session is aimed at sharing insights into the business of creativity with an emphasis on how to make ideas happen. In this session, we invite outstanding individuals who have chalked remarkable success in their various creative disciplines to deliver 15 minute presentation.
Panel Discussion
A discussion on intellectual property rights issues with a representative from GAMRO, Copyright office, a musician,
a photographer and an IP Law expert. This session will be moderated by Kobby Graham from Ashesi University. A communique documenting outcomes of this discussion will be published and presented to all relevant institutions for consideration while encouraging creatives to find opportunities for innovation
Portfolio Reviews
In this session, participants are given the opportunity to present their creative works to receive
insightful feedback from peers, experts and audience. Presenters are given a 5 minute time slot
within which to present their works and another 5 minutes to receive feedback all in a very
relaxed and semi-formal atmosphere. This gives them the opportunity to showcase their work,
a chance at commissions, recruitment and/or collaboration.
Live Creative Sessions
This offers participants a first-hand peek into the creative processes of different creatives. There will be five different activities happening simultaneously with networking. The activities will include:
1. Photography shoot and photo retouching.
2. Live painting (Digital and analog).
3. Live Graffiti art
4. 3d modeling.
5. DJ mixing.
6. Musical/ Poetry performances etc.
Event Details
Date: Saturday, 28th May, 2016
Venue: British Council Auditorium
Time: 9 am – 6pm
Register for free at https://egotickets.com/events/mesh-creative-confab-may-2016-a-gathering-of-creatives and be part of this amazing creative gathering. For enquiries or more information contact us as follows:
Email: info@meshgh.com
Whatsapp: 0243264252
Facebook: @meshgh
Twitter/ Instagram : @MESHGhana
www.meshgh.com
Future Of Ghana (@FutureofGH)

ACCRA TO HOST THE FIRST FOOD FOR ALL GHANA CONFERENCE

Accra is to host the first Food for All Ghana conference from the 26th-27th May, 2016 at the Ghana International Press Centre. The two days conference on the theme: “SDG 2 and 12! Creating sustainable means of nutrition is a shared responsibility” would focus on issues of food availability, losses, wastage, accessibility, stability, food supply chain and utilization with much emphasis on food recovery  along our food supply chain and community farming. This would highlight the need for integrated approaches from public-private partnerships with the goal of launching cross-sectoral alliance and establishing concrete commitments to reduce food loss and waste throughout our food supply chain.

The first day of the conference will see the Vice President of Ghana, Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur launching “my right to food” campaign, a program which will educate Ghanaians on the universal rights and responsibility on caring for the vulnerable in society. The campaign is also aimed at raising funds along the supply chain to create sustainable means of nutrition for the vulnerable in Ghana and encourage efficiency within our food supply chain to reduce food wastage and hunger in Ghana.

There will be a public and private stakeholder’s dialogues aimed at finding lasting solutions to inefficiencies within our food supply chain and also create a network for stakeholders. New opportunities within the food supply chain will be explored.

The second day of the conference will have the Chief Executive Officer of Food and Drugs Authority delivering a presentation on the economic and social benefits of food recovery in Ghana and a presentation by UNICEF Ghana on  attaining the United Nations Sustainable Goals 2 and 12.

The conference which is been organized by the Food for All Africa program headed by 2016 Future of Ghana pioneer Elijah Amoo Addo  with participation from both public and private organizations such as the FDA,Standards Authority, SAVE FOOD,UNICEF Ghana,FAO,Food and Beverage Association of Ghana, Ghana Hotels Association, Ministry of Food and Agriculture,CHRAJ,Dept. of social welfare and other stakeholders is strictly by invitation and is giving stakeholders and startups the opportunity to exhibit their products and innovative services centred on the Ghanaian food supply chain. For invitation, visit:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/1st-food-for-all-ghana-conference-launch-of-myright2food-campaign-tickets-23712695310

 

Future of Ghana (@FutureofGH)