Germany goes Ghana: Open doors - open minds Enlarge image Information flyer (© German Embassy Accra)

As part of the series of events being organized to mark the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Germany and Ghana, the German Embassy together with its partner institutions in Ghana is organizing an Open Day dubbed “Germany goes Ghana – Open doors, open minds” on Saturday, 30th of September, 2017 on the premises of the Goethe-Institut Ghana.

The objective of the event is to create awareness among the teaming Ghanaian youth about the opportunities available to them as a result of the German-Ghanaian bilateral cooperation and to exhibit some of the major achievements after 60 years of a vibrant, dynamic and divers bilateral relationship.

The event will start at 2pm and extend till 8pm. These are the highlights of the program:

2:00 pm
Symposium on Studying in Germany
Main Stage
Journalistic workshop Reporting Mobil
Room “Berlin”
Seminar Working for a German Institution
Room “Hamburg”
3:00 pm
Info on Vocational Training
Room “Berlin”
Info on Visa for Germany
Room “München”
3:15 pm
Official Opening of the event by Ambassador Retzlaff and Minister (tbc)
Main Stage
4:00 pm
Panel discussion “Youth Perspectives in Ghana”
Main Stage
Snap course German in an Hour
Room “München”
5:00 pm –     5:30 pm
Q&A with German Ambassador Mr. Retzlaff,
advance registration required
Room “München”
5.00 pm
Journalistic workshop Reporting Mobil
Room “Berlin”
Testimonials of Ghanaian participants of “Falling Walls” global scientific gathering
Room “Hamburg”
6:00 pm

Presentation of results from Reporting Mobil, Award ceremony for the winners of the Quiz Marathon

Small Stage
7:00 pm
 Concert with Nana Yaa and Cina Soul
Main Stage


The Ghanaian-German actress Gifty Wiafe will present some sketches from her program “Das liegt im Blut –It’s in the blood”. Visitors may take part in a workshop on E-Waste, a Quiz Marathon or try their artistic skills at the graffiti wall in the outdoor area of the Goethe-Institut or else follow the history of 60 years Ghanaian-German cooperation on the basis of rare historic photos.


Throughout the afternoon visitors will have the opportunity to meet representatives of the German institutions active in Ghana, such as the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), the German Development Bank (KfW),  the Chamber of German Industry and Trade (AHK), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) as well as the German Swiss International School (GSIS) and many more who will have their exhibition stands on the premises of the Goethe-Institut and look forward to an exchange with the Ghanaian young generation. The restaurant is open during the whole program.


Students, graduates, young professionals as well as the general public are invited to take part in it; the entrance is free.


                                        Come one! Come all!


60 Years Ghana and Germany - Partners for the Future

Open Doors - Open Minds