Jorge Appiah is a Technoprenuer and Africa Tech-Policy Expert with a background in Electrical/Electronic Engineering (BSc), Business Administration (MBA) and Renewable energy (MSc).
He is passionate about youth employment and impact innovations which causes him to focus on accelerating the adoption of the 4th industrial age technologies in solving crucial challenges and creating jobs in Africa through Human Capacity building.
Jorge has over 10 years’ experience in technology development, innovation process management and managing technology-entrepreneurship communities. He served as Consultant in various capacity in e-governance, digital skills development and digital entrepreneurship for the Government of Ghana and International development agencies.
He is the Co-founder/CEO of Kumasi Hive; a Tech Innovation Hub which through its Future Workforce for Africa Initiative trains undergraduate, unemployed and underemployed youth to acquire competent skills in emerging technologies (IoT, VR/AR, Biotech, Blockchain etc) for Problem-Solution-Startup incubation or getting employment.
Jorge is also the former Executive Chairman of the Ghana Hubs Network and Executive director/Founder of Ghana Tech Lab, an digital innovation space aimed at acceleration of digital skills and digital entrepreneurship in Ghana .
He is a member of the Africa Union Commission stakeholder engagement group for E-Commence development in Africa.
Jorge is also the Curator for the Science and Education Track for Republica Accra 2018.