Information Communication Technology Program
Information Communication Technology will drive the next generation of jobs and FONAA Institute wants to lead the process of establishing Ghana as a hub much like India.
Covid-19 taught us that the world has moved on with ICT as the vehicle to reach destinations set by the new world economy.
FONAA has classes and placement services in various areas of ICT for Ghanaian youth.
Information and communication technology (ICT), encompassing modern technology that is used to aid the electronic capture, processing, storage and dissemination of information, whether in numerical, textual, audio or visual format, is an important driver for social and economic development, global participation and competitiveness, and ultimately, growth.
With a population of more than 1 billion people, Africa represents a significant portion of the world population and ICT is a vital tool to release the creative potential and knowledge embedded in her people.
President Akufo-Addo has moved Ghana to a system of digital addresses, where each home has its unique GPS signature and can be identified by anyone from everywhere.
Ghana’s Ministry of Health delivers prescriptions to remote villages via drones, cutting down the time from a few days to minutes and saving lives. Villagers get snake serum by placing a phone call on a mobile phone and a drone drops the serum in a compound close-by and takes off to back to base.
Ghana’s Ministry of Food and Agriculture has a database of peasant farmers who have enrolled in the government’s Planting for Food and Jobs program and broadcasts agro-product prices to farmers , giving farmers data on prices and information on demand for agro-products. Farmers are seeing better prices and getting more money in their pockets.
In spite of great strides in terms of socioeconomic development, the African continent continues to lag economically advanced nations in its research on the developmental impact of ICT.
The situation in Africa is unique in that Africa has some of the fastest growing countries in the world and at the same time, some of the poorest people living in it. Innovations in ICTs have meant that Africa is leading the world in mobile money and penetration of mobile phones, in some countries.
An Afrobarometer survey of 34 countries representing approximately three-quarters of the continent's population (76%) shows that Africa's rapid economic growth is failing to reduce poverty or to improve the lives of ordinary people in many countries on the continent: while economic growth rates in Africa are among the highest on the planet, roughly 1 in 5 Africans said that they often lack clean water (21%), food (17%) and access to medicine and medical care (20%) to meet their basic needs.
The voices of ordinary African citizens speak clearly of the importance of enabling sustainable livelihoods and the need for further increasing socioeconomic well-being on the continent.
With the power of technology, we can educate every African citizen, right across the continent. With the power of technology, we can open new opportunities and create new well-paid jobs for our people. With the power of technology, we can deliver healthcare services to every African citizen, even in the remotest villages. And with the power of technology we can empower African women and leverage the fantastic energy and passion of young Africans.
This is not just a pipe-dream: this is real.