ENTREPRENEURIAL JOBS FOR ALL (EJobs4All) SUMMIT
A special invitation was extended to the Canada Ghana Chamber of Commerce to support and attend the Entrepreneurial Jobs for All (EJobs4All) Summit. This was a collaborative effort between the Community Entrepreneurial Development Initiative (CEDI), Ghana, the Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre (DDQIC) and Queen University, Canada. The 4-day conference was held at the JACCD Institute African, Accra.
The summit aimed to enable an array of dignitaries, from international speakers to CEOs and entrepreneurs, to deliberate on enhancing entrepreneurship, job creation, and women empowerment in Ghana by focusing on fostering innovation and self-reliance.
Professor Emeritus Stephen Addai, Chairman of the summit, stressed the importance of youth entrepreneurship. He urged the attendees to move from seeking employment to creating innovative, sustainable solutions.
Honourable Sam Okudzeto, a Member of the Council of State, emphasized the vast potential of Ghana’s agricultural sector. He also stressed its pivotal role in the economic growth of many nations and admonished the youth to explore that sector.
Her Excellency Martine Moreau, the High Commissioner of Canada, called attention to the crucial role Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) play in the economy of Canada. She expressed the Canadian government’s keen interest in supporting Ghanaian SMEs, especially female-owned enterprises, to foster gender balance and women empowerment. The High Commissioner also spoke of continued commitment such as financial support and partnerships to help build a strong and thriving SME sector in Ghana.
We are grateful to Sewia Mining Company and M&G Logistics, members of the Canada Ghana Chamber of Commerce, for their generous sponsorship and unwavering support.