The Royal Danish Embassy in Accra facilitates a local dialogue on Tech & Democracy

Danish embassies and diplomatic representations around the world are engaging with local stakeholders within governments, academia, the private sector and civil society on local issues related to technology, democracy and human rights. Read more about how Tech for Democracy was brought into a Ghanaian context at the "Tech for Democracy in Ghana" event.

Tech for Democracy is a global initiative that gathers stakeholders across countries, continents and sectors. The initiative address global challenges, and seeks to find global solutions. However, many of the challenges and opportunities related to tech, democracy and human rights varies across regions and countries. Through diplomatic missions around the world, Denmark contributes to local dialogues about tech, democracy and human rights in local contexts.

On February 16, 2022, the Royal Danish Embassy in Accra hosted a multi-stakeholder event at the Embassy called “Tech for Democracy in Ghana”.

The hybrid event brought together 30 representatives of government agencies, multilateral organizations, the tech industry, and civil society organizations at the embassy. In addition, the event was open to the public through online participation.

The Embassy was honoured to be joined by the Minister of Communications and Digitalisation, Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, who opened the event in Accra. On the agenda for the event was the issue of democracy and technology, including the impact of technology on democracy in Ghana.

The program included a panel discussion and dialogue among participants on the impact of technology on Ghana’s democracy, followed by a networking session.