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.
He’s also the Founder of SocialGood Ghana – a community project aimed at educating and creating awareness about the Global Goals and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Ghana through activism and engagement with stakeholders and policy makers.
He is one of 30 +SocialGood Connectors and Advisors by the UN Foundation in the world. +SocialGood is a UN Foundation multi-partner platform for connecting people globally around social good issues and events.
An award winning technology and social blogger with over 10 years’ experience mentoring, coaching and inspiring startups and entrepreneurs; Mac-Jordan’s passion isn’t only in entrepreneurship but also in investing and ecosystem building.
This is the hub for my digital life. Follow my rants on Technology & Social Good on Twitter: @MacJordaN
Haven’t traveled and worked with young people in different parts of the world especially in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, and South Africa he believes in the African talent, human resources and potential and is very passionate about supporting and helping other fellow African entrepreneurs realize their full potential.
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 holds a BSc in Management Information Systems from Ukraine and currently pursuing an MA in Communications and Technology from the University of Alberta, Canada. 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 SocialGood Ghana, Silapha Professionals Network, 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.