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If we are to overcome the global challenges of today and tomorrow, we need to work together: to pool our strengths, learn from our experiences and find proven solutions for a more sustainable approach to our environment. GIZ’s projects connecting Ghana and North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) show how successful cooperation for sustainable development can look.


Paving the way for an EPR system for plastic packaging in Ghana
At the invitation of the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), GIZ held a stakeholder workshop on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for plastic packaging in Ghana on 7 April 2022 in Accra. Around 40 representatives of the MESTI, the plastics processing and recycling industry and NGOs discussed concrete steps on how to advance a mandatory EPR system through voluntary initiatives. Cyclos GmbH and KEPRO presented examples from Malaysia and Kenya.

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The cooperation was placed on an even sounder footing with the signing of a partnership agreement between Ghana and NRW in 2007. This brings together actors at national and sub-national level  as well as companies, higher education institutions and civil society organisations.

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Ghana and NRW are linked by a highly diverse partnership – featuring GIZ projects in the fields of climate change mitigation and resource conservation, the circular economy and renewable energy right through to support for start-up ecosystems and the export potential of Ghanaian companies.

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The touring exhibition entitled ‘Aluminium, gold, e-waste – Nothing shines without a shadow’ explains the links between the behaviour of consumers in Germany and the consumption of resources in Ghana. The exhibition is available for loan.

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Meet the wide range of partners and principal actors from civil society, the academic and scientific community, and the private and public sector with whom GIZ is developing and implementing projects under the Ghana-NRW partnership.

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The wide range of services offered by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is based on a proven track record of regional and technical expertise, and tried-and-tested management know-how.

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