Accra Technology Salon to explore how tech can enhance transparency in Ghana’s tendering process

The next Accra Technology Salon, will host key stakeholders from government agencies, civil society and technologists on how Ghana’s open contracting efforts can be facilitated by leveraging ICTs.

The session will provide an opportunity for a lively debate with attendees sharing their thoughts, concerns and also seek answers to:

  • What Open Contracting is                                        
  • What the current practice is (Public Procurement Laws)                                        
  • How E-procurement systems can enhance Open Contracting                                        
  • Which technologies presently offer effective options in improving Open Contracting mechanism in Ghana?

The panel at Technology Salon Accra will the following as key discussants:

  • Sanni Hadid, Ghana Integrated Financial Management Information Systems (GIFMIS)
  • Simon Annan, Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, Ghana
  • Kwami Ahiabenu II, Penplusbytes

Other key discussants at the next Technology Salon Accra are representatives from:

  • Public Procurement Authority                                        
  • Smart Bid Ghana                                        
  • e-Transform Ghana Project, Ministry of Communications                                        
  • Ghana Contract Monitoring Group (GCMG)

Below are the details of the Technology Salon Accra which targets 30 attendees:

Theme:          How Can Tech Facilitate Open Contracting In Ghana?
Date:              Tuesday, 28th February 2017
Time:             8:30am – 10:30 a.m.
Venue:           New Media Hub at Penplusbytes, 

                        No.1 Ostwe Close, Ako Adjei, Osu, 

                        Accra, Ghana

Public procurement is essential for good governance and effective public service delivery, which are both critical to the sustainable development of Africa. Many countries across the globe are prioritising the strengthening of procurement structures to address weaknesses in public sector governance.

Ghana has in recent times shown commitment to open contracting with efforts most notably seen in its Extractives industry. Multi-stakeholder advocacy groups have also doubled calls on the need for open contracting in all spheres to ensure transparency and accountability in the country.

The Technology Salon is an intimate, informal, and in person, discussion between information and communication technology experts and international development professionals, with a focus on both: technology’s impact on donor-sponsored technical assistance delivery, and private enterprise driven economic development, facilitated by technology.

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