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Maiden Extractive Technology Salon: Leveraging Robotics In The Extractive Sector

  • SOURCE: | qwesa2big
    • POSTED ON: August 16, 2018

              Accra- August 22nd  –  RSVP Now

    National development hinges greatly on the optimal utilization of nations natural resources, energy, technology, political environment and its human resources. The advent of technology has been the game changer especially the customized use of robotic solutions.

    Across the globe, robotic solutions are deployed in manufacturing, oil and gas, mining, environment, power, security, engineering, health, entertainment, education, security among other areas to facilitate processes. Countries who predominantly leverage on the benefits of robotic solutions, include the United States of America, China, Germany, Switzerland, Italy Japan, South Korea and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries. In Europe alone, 15 major companies produce industrial robots.

    The current government announced its intention to deploy drone technology in the monitoring of mining activities especially “galamsey” as contained in the MMIP and to use satellite imagery and drone technology for the distribution of drugs and blood to hospitals across Ghana. Despite the fact that applying robotic solutions may provide opportunities for Ghana by improving labour productivity across sectors not much has been done.

    Please RSVP to join discussions on key issues to find answers to the questions including:

    • Is Ghana lagging behind in the use of robotic solutions compared to other countries?
    • Is Ghana ready to embrace robotic solutions?
    • What are the applications of robotic solutions in the extractive sector?
    • What are the challenges of leveraging on robotic solutions in the extractive sector?
    • What are the implications of embracing robotic solutions in the extractive sector?
    • Does the national science, technology and innovation policy support this?
    • How can the adaptation to robotic solutions contribute to Ghana’s development?

    Discussions will be led by thought leaders like:

    • Emmanuel Akwasi Gyamfi, Chair, Energy Committee and Mines Committee
    • Dr Amo-Boateng – Lecturer, Department of Energy and Environmental Engineering, University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) Sunyani.
    • Adelaide Asante, AG. Director Science Technology and Innovation, Min. of Environment Science, Technology and Innovation
    • Joshua Amartey Ayornu- Manager, Sea weld Engineering Services/RMU Oil and Gas Training Centre.
    • Ghana Robotics Academy Foundation

    There will be hot coffee and catered breakfast treats for a morning rush, and we have limited seats available.

    Extractive Technology Salon, Accra

    Date: Wednesday 22nd August, 2018

    Time: 9am – 11am

    Venue: New Media Hub at Penplusbytes

    No.1 Ostwe Close, Ako Adjei, Osu,

    Accra, Ghana (map)

    RSVP is required for attendance

    About the Technology Salon
    The Technology Salon™ is an intimate, informal, and in person, discussion between information and communication technology experts and international development professionals, with a focus on both:

    • Technology’s impact on donor-sponsored technical assistance delivery, and
    • Private enterprise driven economic development, facilitated by technology.

    Our meetings are lively conversations, not boring presentations and organized under chatam house rules. Attendance is capped at 35 participants – and frank participation with ideas, opinions, and predictions is actively encouraged.
    It’s also a great opportunity to meet others motivated to employ technology to solve vexing development problems. Join us today!

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