The digital revolution experienced by the global South/Ghana
This page is dedicated to share informations and organize my first visit in Ghana as exploratory phase of my Phd thesis The digital revolution experienced by the global South.
Welcome to every one to organize with me my Ghana venue on this talking page.
Visa application and bureaucracyEdit
Embassy opening hoursEdit
From 1st to 31st August, 2017
Submission of Visa & Passport Applications
10.00 am to 12.00 noon
Collection/Pickup of Passports
1.30 pm to 2.00 pm
Visa application Web page on Ghana Brussels embassy webpageis the only way to submit a visa application to Brussels ambassy. An analogical submission into the office was not possible on Friday August 18th 2017.
The Visa application form, don't work with open source software but only with acrobat reader.
The pdf file ask for a password when it's open with Xreader.
The pdf file open normally with Chrome browser, gaps can be filed, but sending the application is not possible.
On Sunday August 20th acrobat reader was not installable on linux due to a bug.
My only solution was to use friend's computer.
The visa application is supported by a British private limited company named AVLOS LIMITED.
I've receive my visa august 28th 2017. I was one hour late but, after a short discussion and apologize, the women was very nice to give me my passport for not coming back the next day.
A yellow fever certificate is asked for the entrance in Ghana. Since 2005, the certificate is valid for the life.
|Date||Time of arrival||Airport||Airline||Flight Number|
|September 1st||21h25 (9h25 PM)||Accra||TAP||TP1524|
|Date||Time of departure||Airport||Airline||Flight Number|
|September 20th||23h55 (11h55 PM)||Accra||TAP||TP1525|
Price for the return : €469.27
Contacts in GhanaEdit
Open foundation west AfricaEdit
In Accra (first week-end and second week)Edit
- Establish contact with Wikimedia, Open street map user groups and other interesting groups involved into the digital revolution in Ghana.
- Spending one week with in an intergenerational family for sharing daily live and observing the digital revolution in urban context.
- Visiting Agbogbloshie and other emblematic places of the dark side of the global digital revolution.
- Blogging Ghana
- New Media Hub
- Recommended media houses (Citi FM, Joy FM)
- GhanaThink Foundation
- Wikimedia Ghana User Group
- Recommended businesses
- Agbogbloshie Scrapyard (e-waste dumpsite)
In village (first week)Edit
Spending one week with in an intergenerational family for sharing daily live and observing the digital revolution in rural context.
- Jisonaayili (Tamale)
Research by InternetEdit
Volunteer groups and associationsEdit
In village and other citiesEdit
Until now, my PhD thesis is auto-financed. That's why I have to find the cheapest way to carry out this project. Public transport, specially fly connection, will be the principal cost of this first visit of Ghana. For the rest, I didn't need fancy place for living. Just street food and a bed in a safety place. As anthropologist, my target is sharing time with people not making holidays.
|01 th||Friday||Accra||Arrival||Raphael||21h25 (9h25 PM) with the fly n° TP1524|
|02||Saturday||Accra||Meeting with people||Mohammed|
|03||Sunday||Dodi island||Internet activity and Accra visit||Mohammed|
|04||Monday||Yapei Queen ferry||Interview on ferry to Northern Ghana||Ferry||http://ghana-net.com/volta-lake-ferry.html|
|05||Tuesday||Yapei||Interview on ferry||Justice Hotel|
|06||Wednesday||Tamale||Meeting with people||Rafik|
|07||Thursday||Tamale||Exploring country side Digital Revolution||Rafik|
|08||Friday||Zongo Machery||Travel and installation||Clement||http://www.greengoldghana.com/|
|09||Saturday||Zongo Machery||Visiting the village and collect information||Clement|
|10||Sunday||Zongo Machery||Visiting the village and collect information||Clement|
|11||Monday||Zongo Machery||Visit damabai market and testing internet cafe||Clement|
|12||Tuesday||Zongo Machery||Exploring country side Digital Revolution||Clement|
|13||Wednesday||Zongo Machery||Exploring country side Digital Revolution||Clement|
|14||Thursday||Accra||Village and road to Accra||Mohammed|
|15||Friday||Accra||Road to Accra and Mohammed place||Mohammed|
|16||Saturday||Accra||Software Freedom Day 2017||Mohammed||https://www.eventbrite.com/e/software-freedom-day-2017-tickets-36988801501|
|17||Sunday||Aburi||Visit aburi garden||Emmanuel||http://www.aburi.ghana-net.net/|
|18||Monday||Accra||Visit the Impact Hub Accra 12pm till they close at 7pm||Mohammed||http://accra.impacthub.net/|
|19||Tuesday||Accra||Exploring city Digital Revolution||Mohammed|
|20||Wednesday||Accra||Departure||Airplane||23h55 (11h55 PM) fly n° TP1525|