New trade opportunities through digital channels: Ghanaian small entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to participate in the digital trade fair “Ghana International Trade Fair” from 27.02 – 28.03.2021. The participants of the GIZ project can market their products and establish new business relationships on the digital platform. For more information, please visit https://tradefairgh.com/
At the virtual competition on 25 January 2021, 12 startups from Kumasi, Ghana pitched in front of a jury of entrepreneur experts from NRW. The competition was jointly organized by seven start-up hubs from Kumasi and the Impact Hub Ruhr.
NASTECH Power Solutions was the successful winner. The startup builds small portable solar power generators and batteries from electronic waste, enabling affordable and environmentally friendly power supply, especially for small businesses. The 2nd and 3rd place went to the startups Irecylce Enterprize and EMB Ahenfie. A total of 5.000,- EUR prize money was awarded (1st place 2.500,- EUR, 2nd place 1.500,- EUR, 3rd place 1.000,- EUR). The GIZ team in NRW congratulates the winners!
Virtual workshop series on the introduction of extended producer responsibility for plastic waste in Ghana starts in December 2020.
Experts report on experiences from Germany and third countries and advise the Ghanaian Ministry of Environment and stakeholders from the plastics and food industry from Ghana on necessary steps to introduce extended producer responsibility.
Start of online trainings for start-up hub representatives from Ghana.
The Impact Hub Ruhr from Essen is currently conducting virtual trainings for selected hub representatives from Kumasi. The focus is on capacity building for the operation and financing of the business hubs and for the coaching of start-ups.
Virtual B2B meetings for eleven Ghanaian companies with export potential in preparation. The exchange with up to 55 German companies enables a first access to the German market.
Emergency Covid-19 support for Ghana begins: New mobile water tanks have been installed around the scrap yard in Accra. People there can now protect themselves better against the virus by washing their hands regularly.
A new project to provide emergency COVID-19 support for Ghana has been launched. It is geared towards curbing the spread of the novel coronavirus in the informal settlements that have sprung up around the Old Fadama dumping ground in Accra.
A new project entitled Promoting Sustainable Economic Development to Secure Future Job Prospects in Ghana has been launched. It is supporting sustainable economic development in Ghana and helping to improve employment prospects in the formal and informal sectors.
A change due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic: in the Export Promotion for Ghanaian Companies project, the training planned in Germany with the support of Cefe International will now be provided online.
Ten representatives from Ghanaian start-ups based in Kumasi made new business contacts at the German-African Economic Forum in Dortmund in February. The pitch competition for African start-ups was won by a young entrepreneur with her business Ecocent Recycling Limited.