This event will introduce Harmony to Ghana by kicking off a Web3/Tech summit in the summer. Africa has the youngest population on earth, and that demographic is deep in culture. By working through culture, we can inspire the next wave of Web3 builders to build on Harmony.
Currently, Ghana is gearing up to be the “Silicon Valley of Africa” with big companies establishing their African presence there, notably Instagram, YouTube, and Jack Dorsey’s Twitter. Africa has the youngest population on earth, and that demographic is deep in culture. By working through culture, we can inspire the next wave of Web3 builders to build on Harmony.
This event will bring awareness of Harmony in Ghana by first starting with a focused panel discussion on decentralization and the blockchain in Accra. The goal of this panel discussion is to have Harmony share their vision for having a blockchain that can scale to 10 billion users giving us the foundation to target notable industry people that can help push this vision forwards in the region for a follow-up summit in July.
📅 Keynotes, Workshops, & Panels
Speaking: Yaw Afriyie Deputy CEO - GIPC
Panel: Jake Bediako, Barima Adjei, Alhassan Shabazz
Event Proposal: Events: Ghana + Harmony panel and Summit
💙 Harmony Attendees
-  team full-time: Zi, George, Daniel, Adrian
📅 Daily Highlights
Check in to the hotel. “Team and Stakeholders Dinner” at 7:00pm for 20 people at Pomona
Panel Day... After panel, engage the curated crowd Dinner after panel for 20 at Kozo
Give grants to the youth, engaging the youth via Jake Bediako (Head of Youth Engagement - Ghana Presidency) Film this content outside of the panel. After this, we will visit the President’s office... Meeting with government officials (to be disclosed). Next meeting will be with the BOG (Bank of Ghana). The last meeting of the day will be a meeting with Ghana’s Web3 community.
B-Roll Day, film clips of the city, visit landmarks to film, etc... capture the vibe.
- $50K for a panel discussion introducing Harmony to Ghana.
- Event date April 26-28, 2022 in Accra, the capital city of Ghana
- 100-200 target attendance with curated individuals from Web3, Web2, finance, tech, and culture
- The goal of the panel discussion is to build awareness of Harmony in Ghana to kick off a Web3/Tech summit in the summer.
Metrics for Success:
Success at this panel would be for Harmony to share its vision clearly with a selected panel of experts and influential tech enthusiasts in the region, building serious interest from Africa by using effective content, PR, and marketing to attract the target audience & stakeholders needed for a follow-up tech summit in the summer. It is advised that we showcase a premium wallet solution at this panel that the people can demo and use.
Keynote Speaker: Yaw Afriyie Deputy CEO - GIPC
GIPC - Ghana Investment Promotion Committee
Anything commercial that is coming from a foreign direct investment (any business with foreign interests of this magnitude) goes through the GIPC.
Moderator: Lady Dentaa Amoateng MBE
Knighted by the Queen of England, President of Guba Foundations (a not-for-profit organization that has been established to support the African community in the UK and abroad)
Panelist: Jake Bediako
Head of Youth engagement - Ghana Presidency (
Panelist: Ben Boateng (Ghana Unity DAO)
Investment Banker, Ex-BofA, Current TeleCom Business is AMN, Facebook is an investor
Panelist: Barima Adjei
2 time Y-Combinator, Cofounder Float - Successful fintech startup in Ghana
Panelist: Mandy Nyarko
Managing partner for various UK based minority-led funds (funds led by females and minorities)
Panelist: Alhassan Shabazz
Lead for Ghana Community DAO
4/26/22: Check in to the hotel. “Team and Stakeholders Dinner” at 7:00pm for 20 people at Pomona
4/27/22: Panel Day... After panel, engage the curated crowd Dinner after panel for 20 at Kozo
4/28/22: Give grants to the youth, engaging the youth via Jake Bediako (Head of Youth Engagement - Ghana Presidency) Film this content outside of the panel. After this, we will visit the President’s office... Meeting with government officials (to be disclosed). Next meeting will be with the BOG (Bank of Ghana). The last meeting of the day will be a meeting with Ghana’s Web3 community.
4/29/22: B-Roll Day, film clips of the city, visit landmarks to film, etc... capture the vibe.
Discuss the ability of obtaining a license for Harmony ONEs to be able to be accepted as a viable form of currency in the country using mobile money.
CIA world Fact book
Ghana is a multiethnic country rich in natural resources and is one of the most stable and democratic countries in West Africa. Formed from the merger of the British colony of the Gold Coast and the Togoland trust territory, Ghana in 1957 became the first Sub-Saharan country in colonial Africa to gain its independence, with Kwame NKRUMAH as its first leader.
In 2016, Nana Addo Dankwa AKUFO-ADDO of the NPP defeated MAHAMA. AKUFO-ADDO was reelected in 2020. In recent years, Ghana has taken an active role in promoting regional stability and is highly integrated with international affairs.
- 82 largest countries in the world
- slightly smaller than Oregon
- 238,533 sq km
Ghana has a young age structure, with approximately 57% of the population under the age of 25. Increased life expectancy, due to better health care, nutrition, and hygiene, and reduced fertility have increased Ghana’s share of elderly persons; Ghana’s proportion of persons aged 60+ is among the highest in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Poverty has declined in Ghana, but it remains pervasive in the northern region, which is susceptible to droughts and floods and has less access to transportation infrastructure, markets, fertile farming land, and industrial centers. The northern region also has lower school enrollment, higher illiteracy, and fewer opportunities for women.
37.44% (male 5,524,932/female 5,460,943)
18.64% (male 2,717,481/female 2,752,601)
34.27% (male 4,875,985/female 5,177,959)
5.21% (male 743,757/female 784,517)
65 years and over:
4.44% (male 598,387/female 703,686)