From 29th November to 1st December, 2018, the Educata Ghana conference took place at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel. This event was Ghana’s first international education exhibition & idea factory with its theme being #EMPOWER.

Educata seeks to offer a unique platform for pupils, students, professionals, private and state-owned companies, governmental and public institutions a comprehensive overview of all existing education stakeholders in Ghana. Participants of Educata Ghana conference were presented with education related products, services and activities.

Exhibitors that were present include local and international schools, universities, companies, private training institutions and training providers, job agencies as well as international development cooperation agencies. During the conference discussions about existing programs, current needs and demands, strategies and stakeholder exchanges were also covered.

Some major highlights of the event were:

 

Educata Ghana: GIBT’s Participation and Contribution

 

The Creative corners.
These involved discussions, brainstorming and competitions on various topics. These also included the skills competition hosted by the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET). A wide array of prizes was awarded to the participants.

The Exhibition.
Exhibition stands were setup to allow individuals organizations to showcase their educational products and services. There was quite a number of multinational organizations with reaches in Africa and beyond. Represented were some local organizations as well who delve deep into training locals to hone their skills and talents.

Trainings
Amidst all the excitement and networking were opportunities to learn. There were some breakout sessions where interesting topics were taught and discussed. This included issues surrounding Basic education, higher education, TVET and entrepreneurship.

German-IBT was part of this and hosted two highly interactive negotiations training sessions. This was to help the delegates better understand and gain insight into the habits of deal makers as they built their own skills. Through a series of individual and group exercises, the delegates were thought how to execute proven tactics, refine their personal negotiating styles, and improve their ability to bargain successfully and ethically in any situation.

All in all, the Educata Ghana conference was an event like none other, the general excitement and positive feedback gathered during the event have prompted a second Educata Ghana conference due to be held in 2019. This promises to be even bigger and better.