Location: Accra, Ghana

Meet the digital development community in Accra, Ghana

Accra, the capital and largest city of Ghana, is home to the Ghanaian government, many international organizations, and a rapidly growing technology sector.

Ghana is considered one of the most economically and politically stable countries in West Africa. With a population of about 31 million [1] people, it is currently the 13th most populous African country.

Youth employment concerns meet other development challenges about stable internet access, consistent electricity, regulatory barriers, and generally high costs of living. Ghana aims to bridge the increasing digital divide, particularly between rural and urban communities. Its internet penetration stands at 46.5% [2], which is higher than the African average of 39.3% and its neighboring West African countries, but still lower than the world’s average of 58.5%.

The Ghanaian government works with international donors and development organizations on digital transformation to improve health care, water sanitation, education, agriculture, governance, and poverty alleviation. The emerging technology ecosystem in Ghana is growing at a fast pace with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship.

[1] www.worldometers.info/population/countries-in-africa-by-population/
[2] www.internetworldstats.com/stats1.htm