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Global innovation meetup – Baobolong

Global Innovation Meetup 4.0 has officially kicked off! The Project manager of the Gambia Tech Project, Mr. Baboucarr .D. Coly, addressed participants and entrepreneurs during opening remarks, where he stated the importance of awareness and the key of access to opportunity for young Gambians.

Presenting the GIM (global innovation meetup) as a core event to expose and provide information about digitization and innovation in the rural areas, this edition in Baobolong will benefit 75 youths from the 18 communities of this area.

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Global innovation meetup – Kunkilling

The Global Innovation Meetup 3rd edition took placed at Kunkilling (Janjanbureh), Panel discussion on Digital transformation and Innovation moderated by Abdou Karim Badjie Asst program manager Gambia Tech Project, Ozz Jaiteh CEO JO’s Design, Ousman M. Njie founder of Forward Enterprise, Leila & Aminata Drammeh Co-founder of Leilam Afrik Tours.

The key message from the panel was that people are the heart of innovation in companies, students were also urged to acquire digital skills to be able to leverage on opportunities available in the technologies space.

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Global entrepreneurs week

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2022 is on the way and we are celebrating with a whole day event to help you get those entrepreneurial cogs turning!

Each November, 10 million people take part in tens of thousands of activities,competitions and events that inspire them to act and provide them with the knowledge, experience and connections they need to succeed.

You can attend presentations, panel discussions, fire chat and exhibitions that are all focused on entrepreneurship, innovation and ingenuity and celebrating #GEW2022 key themes: ecosystems, education, inclusion and policy

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Global innovation meetup -jokadu

Are you a student, graduate, entrepreneur, youth leader or employee?

Register to participate/attend the Second Edition of the Global Innovation Meetup Job and Career Fair Expo powered by The Gambia Tech Project in partnership with UNDP.

The event is scheduled for:

Date: Saturday to Sunday, October 29 to 30, 2022

Time: 9AM – 5PM

Venue: KUNTA KINTEH CAMP ALBREDA

Highlights and benefits of the event will include:

✅ Career Guidance and Exploration

✅ Panel Discussions on Digital Awareness and Transformation

✅ Workshops

✅ Startup and SME’s Exhibition

✅ Digital Literacy Training Sessions

✅ Cocktail and Networking

Missing this event is something you wouldn’t want to do.

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School innovation lab & tech talk series

Acquiring and knowing how to effectively use technological devices and digital platforms has become one of the most demanding and important skills in the 21st Century.

Almost and across all sectors and walks of life, today requires comprehensive digital experience. This puts those without them at a distinct disadvantage.

But what does digital awareness look like, and why is it so important?

Join us at Alliance Francaise de Banjul on Saturday, September 24,2022 @ 4PM for an in-depth discussion with our expert panelist as we take a look at what defines digital awareness in the 21st century and what makes it so essential for survival in today’s online-centric world.

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Global Innovation Meetup For Kiang NWP

Gambia Tech Project in partnership with Coaches United Nation Simulation is pleased to invite you to our World Youth Skills Day Forum and Certification of the Batch of 2021 Entrepreneurs.

Dabbed on the theme “Skills for Youth Empowerment in the Digital Era”, the event seeks to present opportunities for young people, technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions, and public and private sector stakeholders to acknowledge and celebrate the importance of equipping young people with skills needed for the future, employment, decent work, and entrepreneurship.

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Stakeholder engagement forum

Gambia Tech Project in partnership with Coaches United Nation Simulation is pleased to invite you to our World Youth Skills Day Forum and Certification of the Batch of 2021 Entrepreneurs.

Dabbed on the theme “Skills for Youth Empowerment in the Digital Era”, the event seeks to present opportunities for young people, technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions, and public and private sector stakeholders to acknowledge and celebrate the importance of equipping young people with skills needed for the future, employment, decent work, and entrepreneurship.

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Entrepreneurship World Cup-Gambia

Introducing and welcoming our Finalist for the National Entrepreneurship World Cup 2022 Pitching Compétition.

🔹 Vastlinkage (Kebba Demba Sanyang)

🔹 Kultivate (Ibrahim Tullah Barry)

🔹 Con-nekt (Abdou Karim Badjie)

🔹 Feame (Binta Ceesay)

🔹 Civixs (Alex David Pratt)

🔹 Janko’s Creation (Baboucarr Janko)

🔹 Chopser (Omar Baldeh)

🔹 Navister (Aisha Kombeh Jatta)

🔹 Green Waste Initiative (Sulayman Darboe)

🔹 Buxin (Abdou Kadr Jabbi)

Wishing you good luck and successful pitching.

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WORLD YOUTH SKILLS DAY

Gambia Tech Project in partnership with Coaches United Nation Simulation is pleased to invite you to our World Youth Skills Day Forum and Certification of the Batch of 2021 Entrepreneurs.

Dabbed on the theme “Skills for Youth Empowerment in the Digital Era”, the event seeks to present opportunities for young people, technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions, and public and private sector stakeholders to acknowledge and celebrate the importance of equipping young people with skills needed for the future, employment, decent work, and entrepreneurship.

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national gaming festival

The Gambia Gaming Festival is the first-ever festival of its kind that aims to celebrate Gaming and E-sport in the Gambia. The two-days event includes tournaments on FIFA, Call of Duty, PubG and Mortal Kombat.

A lot of fun and other competitions will be organised around games likes Subway Surfer, Temple Run, Candy Crush, Ludo and more.

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School innovation lab series

Over the weekend The Gambia Tech Project hosted the School Innovation Lab Series targeting 10000 students starting at Nusrat Senior Secondary School The Gambia on the theme: How students can get into the Tech Industry.

Overall the sessions was engaging and participants ask a lot of questions about the Tech ecosystem and the future of Tech

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insight on investment

Insight on Investment Series 3rd Edition:

Are you a Tech entrepreneur looking for tangible ways of building a successful startup?
Are you a person interested in investing in Tech startups? Are you involved in developing the generation of Tech entrepreneurs? This is targeted to you.

Join Gambia Angel Investment Network(GAIN) in collaboration with the Gambia Tech Project on the “Insight On Investment Series”
The objective of this event to enhance access to finance opportunities for Tech startups in The Gambia.

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FRIDAY RESET

Friday Reset Gaming Session – is here again. For our third event, we are going to the next level. Join us on Friday 25th March for yet again a magical time at the Alliance franco. We are inviting all young gamers, content creators & entrepreneurs. Please fill out the form below to register for the event.

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ANIMATION & 3D PRINTING WORKSHOPS

Ending this week 19th March, 2022 with results and impact Today, Alliance Francaise de Banjul in partnership with Gambia Tech Project and Make3D Company Limited held the Animation and 3D printing workshops for kids from 7 to 15 years old.

The next pieces of training will be taking place on the 26th March and 2nd April respectively.

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WOMEN INNovaTION LAB

Gambia Tech Project in partnership with Alliance Française de Banjul in the commemoration of women’s day presents a “Women Innovation Lab” under the theme
“Harnessing the Power of women to drive innovation and Tech -Entrepreneurship”

The main object of the event is to give start-ups the opportunity and platform to discuss the power of women in tech and innovation. To celebrate women, the Gambia Tech Project decided to invite top women performers in the Tech and entrepreneurship ecosystem to talk to the audience about their journeys.

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MaIDEN STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT OF THE INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM IN THE GAMBIA

The overall objective of the GAMBIA TECH Project maiden stakeholder engagement of the Innovative Ecosystem of The Gambia, centres on a one-day symposium to bring together actors and players within the innovation in the Gambia .

The symposium is an initiative of the GAMBIA TECH Club, created and supported from The GAMBIA TECH Project which is an initiative from the French Embassy in Dakar to support innovation in The Gambia under the auspices of the Alliance Francaise who oversees this two years project in the Gambia. Similar editions will be done every six months with veried thematic themes chosen by the Gambia Tech Club.

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INNOVATION LAB + LAUNCHING OF CHOPSER APP

The innovation lab is a concept developed within The Gambia Tech Project to develop and support innovation through panel discussions and one – one meeting between entrepreneurs and key mentors. The idea is to help entrepreneurs to find the uniqueness or the innovation of their concept.

For this session held on 22nd January a support was given to the start up Chopser who wanted to launch their product into The Gambian Market.

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OPEN SOURCE

Once a year to celebrate the Open
Source Day with all entrepreneurs
and organize talks and shows
around Open Source software and
services to introduce the different
opportunities to entrepreneurs.

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cell network-TRIP TO FRANCE

For the Cell Network to Marseille (France) we took the start up HighTech (Digitalk) for an investment and networking event. During the trip, Anna S. Ndure had the chance to discover few French Tech entrepreneurs same as some interesting African partners. A mentor from the diaspora had been assigned to follow up and support the start up for are whole year coaching.

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THE HACKFEST

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The Hackfest would be a series of
hack-a-thons around different
thematic to foster innovation and
digital literacy to most of
entrepreneurs and as well display
all the concepts created by the
young Gambians.

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FRIDAY RESET

The Friday Reset is an event for
entrepreneurs to reunite around
digital and gaming session to get
inspired and network. The main
activities will be around the Game
Development field, Design
thinking, Graphics, user interface
and user experience standards.

Friday Reset are hosted every last Friday of the Month in our incubation space (Alliance Francaise).

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telegraph

The Telegraph is a selective
Question/Answer event where
successful people will be invited
to exchange and discuss with few
young entrepreneurs and provide
business tips and key information
from their experience.

We are hosting one Telegraph session every three months.

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TECH TALK SERIES

The Tech Talk series is a global event that invites all members of the Tech ecosystem particularly but all Business and Policies actors or stakeholders generally. The concept is about developing panel discussion in Tech and Business in The Gambia.

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logo design competition

The Gambia Tech Project launched in April 2021 a logo competition for its official launching. To the call for application for the competition, 12 Designers have competed up to the final stage. The winner had been finally Ambo Studio who received a cash prize from the competition.

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CELL NETWORK-trip to dakar

The CellNetwork is globally a networking
event serving as an exchanged program to linkup our Gambian entrepreneurs to French speaking
entrepreneurs and open
opportunities for business linkage
and cultural exchange. Different trips are taking place all over the year. For 2021, we did Dakar (Senegal) and Marseille (France).

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GALLERY

AT A GLANCE

OVERVIEW

Other events will be organized or co-organized according to the plans of other actors and stakeholders in the Gambian tech ecosystem; particularly the club members. The Gambia Tech Project will participate as well to major events to follow up and also bring its contribution to whatever is relevant to benefit start-ups and entrepreneurs after the official launching of its programs.

FRIDAY RESET
54%
OPEN SOURCE DAY
78%
HACKFEST
36%
INCUBATION
59%
INNOVATION LAB
72%

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