William Edem Senyo

William is Co-Founder & CEO of Impact Hub Accra with a mission to build Osu Ako Adjei area as the city’s innovation district and the nerve center for Accra’s entrepreneurs & bold thinkers. His work is at the nexus of Youth, Tech & Capital for social impact. He has led Impact Hub Accra’s growth to become Accra’s premier startup hotspot with a diverse community of 250+ members and over 1700sqm of progressively green workspaces under management. 

Working with a grassroots movement committed to “DIY Urbanism”, William and his team are focused on transforming spaces all across Osu Ako Adjei into activated living and work spaces where different local and global ecosystem players converge to engage Ghana’s vibrant young entrepreneurs.

He has led teams to raise capital from a mix of investors and donors, including the Rockefeller Foundation, Tony Elumelu Foundation, the Danish Government and the US Government's Broadcasting Board of Governors. He is co-convener of the Social Enterprise Ghana, working to build a robust social enterprise ecosystem. William is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and serves on the taskforce drafting the first Social Enterprise Policy for the Government of Ghana.

Technical Session 2: African Youth, digital competencies and creative media: “from skills to market” - New approaches for youth empowerment through digital skills and entrepreneurship: addressing the skills gap and fostering inclusive growth
Day 2 – 18 April 2018, 14:15 – 15:30





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