Co-founder of Africa New Media (ANM) A media start-up looking to re-define Africa’s media ingenuity with a special focus on Talents, Technology, and Innovative ideas from Africa.
An award winning Ghanaian Blogger & Social Media Entrepreneur; Mac-Jordan help brands, tech start-ups, innovation hubs, co-working spaces and social enterprises build their community and mentor them. He is the voice of a new generation of Africans from Ghana.
This is the hub for my digital life. Follow my rants on Technology & Social Good on Twitter: @MacJordaN
Having traveled extensively across the globe, connected with other change-agents and innovators, he’s come to a better realization that, the Internet in Africa is more than just a means of communicating but rather a tool for creativity and innovation. He believes in the notion: Africa is the Future!
Mac-Jordan is a frequent keynote speaker and facilitator at Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation events, some of which are: Tech4Africa, Africa Gathering (London) 2013, eLearning Africa 2013, BlogCamp Ghana, TEDxYouthInspire, Deutsche Welle-Global Media Forum 2011 & 2012, Maker Faire Africa and others.
The first Ghanaian to be selected for the United States Department Internet Freedom Fellow in 2013, also a 2011 Knight Digital Media Fellow from UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and a TEDx Fellow, Mac-Jordan has worked with various teams from Blogging Ghana, Ghana Think Foundation, Google Ghana, iSpace Ghana, TED and others.
As part of his efforts to increase online connectivity, Degadjor and his team of technology enthusiasts have organized BarCamps, a series of workshops that teach Ghanaians how to use the internet and also foster collaboration among their peers. He also promotes opportunities from the African continent at any given time on his blog: www.macjordangh.com. He believes there is an incredible talent, resources and potential in Africa that he’s very keen in helping his fellow Africans inspire Africa.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems (MIS) from the Kharkov National Municipal University in Ukraine. He speaks English and Russian fluently and is very versatile in four Ghanaian ethnic languages (Akan, Ewe, Fante and Ga).
He’s currently working on a couple of social projects focused, both locally and internationally. Follow his rants on Twitter @MacJordan for more.
Disclaimer: This is a personal blog. The opinions expressed here represent my own and not and not those of Future Challenges Organization, Africa New Media, Blogging Ghana, Global Voices Online, or any other organization with which I am affiliated. Additionally, I am human, and therefore, my views are subject to change.