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Duapa Werkspace holds stakeholders meeting to discuss the role of Data Science in Transforming the Local Economy for Job Creation and Economic Development.
Duapa Werkspace has held a stakeholder engagement meeting on “the role of Data Science in transforming the local economy for job creation and economic development”. The meeting which was held at the premises of Duapa Werkspace engaged stakeholders who make the critical pillars of the ecosystem including Finance, Market, Support and Infrastructure, Media and Culture, Education and training, and Government and Regulatory bodies.

The engagement was to create the platform for the stakeholders to discuss the potentials and opportunities, the gaps, challenges, strategies, and policies and also provide recommendations to the challenges. In achieving the theme for the meeting every organization pledges to fulfil what they propose towards job creation, economic development and business growth.
The Stakeholder engagement comes as a prelude to the Base training programme which is a six months training with funding from the MasterCard Foundation, the World Bank and support from the Ministry of Communication. The training would not only train participants but also incubate some of the trainees, give access to internships and provide employment opportunities.

The meeting also served as a closeout session for participants of the 3-week Pretech training program, which is a teaser for the main Base training. 22 females from the Sekondi Takoradi environs participated in this free training in Data Science and Analytics.

Mr John K Gyimah Municipal Director for Agric EKMA in his keynote address at the Stakeholder Engagement meeting stated that data is vital to exploring opportunities in the country and specifically the Agric sector. He said there are a lot of opportunities in the Agric sector that the youth can tap into and employ technology and innovation to create solutions to eliminate the unemployment burden.

Mr Samuel Armah Business Development Manager of the Business Resource Center in Shama stated that it does not require only money to start a business as it is perceived by most of the youth, but rather data is key. He said there is the need to do a needs assessment to identify the need gaps in the society and bridge this gap with innovation or by adding value to existing structures. To do this one must know how to manipulate and make meaning of data.

There were submissions from key speakers such as Benjamin Nii Kpami Addy, Deputy Chief Executive officer of STCCI, James Arthur-Amoah, Director of SE Hub and Saviour Adzeka CEO of CorpNation Foundation.
A total of 38 participants attended the event, 16 being male and 22 being female.
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Duapa Werkspace

Duapa Werkspace is a skills development and entrepreneurship hub located in the western region of Ghana.