Twitter Opens Office in Ghana – Call for Remote Work Opportunities
The Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) is pleased to share breaking news from Twitter who will be launching an office in Ghana. Check out the article round up from Tech Crunch and the Guardian below.
Ghana’s Tech Ecosystem is Growing! Excitement Regarding Twitter’s Launch in Ghana, Africa.
Since the launch of Ghana Tech Summit in 2018, GSE has worked with several local and global partners to position Ghana as a major tech hub on the continent. In 2019 we were one of the first to announce that Google opened its first Africa Artificial Intelligence lab in Ghana.
As more developments continue we realized the need to train Africa’s young workforce for these growing job opportunities within the tech sector. In 2020 we launched one of the largest Remote Work Initiatives which included a Africa Career Accelerator Program and a separate Ghana Remote Career/Internship Program. Call for 2021 applications and stakeholders are outlined below.
Congrats to Ghana and Africa’s Future!
Call for Applications:
GSE is the world’s largest career accelerator platform and to date has trained over 22,000+ young African youth for remote job opportunities. We plan to scale this reach with 25,000 African Youth in 2021 with aims to reach 100,000 by 2023.
Young people ages 18-35 can apply for the 2021 Career Accelerator Program which comes with a remote internship experience to work at GSE or any partner company in the GSE network. Applications are live here.
Check out the article round ups below!
Twitter advertises jobs in Ghana as it prepares to open first Africa office
Twitter has announced it will recruit 11 people in Ghana, the company’s first hires on the African continent, and that it is looking into opening an office there.
The social media company joins Facebook and other tech companies moving into Africa.
“Africa will define the future,” Twitter’s founder, Jack Dorsey, said in 2019 after a visit to Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia and South Africa.
Twitter to set up its first African presence in Ghana
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, via a tweet, announced that the company would be setting up a presence in Africa. “Twitter is now present on the continent. Thank you, Ghana and Nana Akufo-Addo,” he said.
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In a statement, Twitter says it is now actively building a team in Ghana “to be more immersed in the rich and vibrant communities that drive the conversations taking place every day across the continent.”
Twitter indicated several roles, from product and engineering to design, marketing, and communications, for job openings in the company. However, individuals will fill these roles remotely as Twitter makes plans to establish an office in the country later.
The Africa Career Accelerator Program is also present for young people ages 18-35 in over 40+ African countries. Apply now for the summer and fall 2021 programs.