Information on the exhibition
This exhibition, which is available to loan free of charge, illustrates what our consumption of resources has to do with Ghana.
Partnership Ghana – NRW-Exhibition
The friendship between the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the West African Republic of Ghana goes back decades.
Unequal consumption of resources
The ‘Ecological Footprint’ highlights the stark difference in resource consumption between Ghana and Germany.
Gold – a major resource
Although Ghana is the world’s tenth-largest gold producer, it actually earns very little from the precious metal.
Aluminium for the world
Despite aluminium having many positive properties, extracting this light metal consumes a lot of energy and is having a huge environmental impact in Ghana.
Is it all e-waste?
Only a third of Europe’s waste electrical and electronic equipment is recycled efficiently and in an environmentally sustainable way. The rest follows various paths to disappearance.
A tide of plastic
Population growth and changes in consumer behaviour are producing an increasingly large, increasingly complex mountain of waste in Ghana too.
GIZ projects in the Ghana-NRW partnership
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.
Initiatives for resource protection
An overview of creative initiatives from NRW that are encouraging.