This year’s Social Media Week (SMW), a news platform and a worldwide conference touches on climate change adaptation, green businesses and innovation.
The theme for this year’s event is “Closer”. The conference would explore the dynamics of social media and how climate change was affecting the lives of individuals globally.
The event takes place at Accra Mall from September 10 to 14, 2018.
Social Media Week and climate change
Mr. Ahuma Adodoadji, Marketing and Communications Director at Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC) said issues about climate change were often rare in the public’s daily conversation.
Mr. Adodoadji explained that SMW was working in partnership with GCIC. Therefore, this year’s edition of SMW would include activities such as green tech innovation exhibition. Also, discussion forums, as well as presentations from entrepreneurs in the green space.
The outlined activities, he said, would be crowned with “the Search for the Next GreenGo”. Also, launch of the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre’s Do Better, Go, Green campaign.
The Marketing and Communications Director said the search for the next GreenGo was a call to all green and eco-entrepreneurs to pitch their idea or innovation to a panel of judges and who may stand a chance of winning over $10,000 worth of incubation support from the Ghana climate innovation Centre.
Climate change effects have manifested on the entire globe and particularly on developing countries including Ghana that is relatively vulnerable.