German Development Cooperation
Development cooperation is one of the most important areas of German-Ghanaian relations. All efforts are informed by the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals. O...
German Ghanaian Development Cooperation
Deputy Minister, Mr. Thomas Silberhorn, congratulates Ghana to 60 years of independence.
Deputy Minister in the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Mr. Thomas Silberhorn, visited Ghana for two days to congratulate Ghana to 60 years of independence and to hold first high level talks with the new Ghanaian government. He met the three designated Deputy Ministers in the Ministry of Finance, the Minister for Energy , Hon. Boakye Agyarko, and the Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Hon. Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng and visited several projects profiting from German development cooperation. Mr. Silberhorn emphasized Germany’s readiness to continue its cooperation with Ghana and especially bring to bear its expertise in the area of vocational training.
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In line with its development cooperation with Ghana in the field of electronic waste management and recycling the Federal Government of Germany has decided to commit a total of 25 Million Euros to alleviate environmental impact of electronic waste in Ghana. This was announced yesterday 13th March 2017 during an official ceremony at Alisa Hotel ...
Germany commits 25 Mio EUR for sound recycling of e-waste in Ghana
On 10th November Ambassador Retzlaff visited a cocoa project in Nyaakrom/Central Region.
German Development Cooperation supports the cocoa farmers in Nyaakrom through the “Outgrower and Value Chain Fund”. The fund is financed by Germany and implemented by the German development bank KfW in cooperation with the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Food and Agriculture and the Bank of Ghana.
Ambassador Retzlaff visited a cocoa project in Nyaakrom/Central Region
Germany supports the Government of Ghana with 40 million euros for a solar power plant
In the presence of the German Ambassador to Ghana, H.E. Christoph Retzlaff, the Minister of Finance, Honorable Seth Terkper and the Director of KfW Ghana, Mrs. Birte Schorlemmer signed three Loan Agreements amounting to 40.82 million euros (approx.176 million GHS). The projects funded by the German government support Ghana’s renewable energy agenda and strengthen financial management capacities of the Ghana Revenue Authority and the Ghana Audit Service.
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The German government has made a commitment to provide a minimum of one billion euros a year for rural development and food and nutrition security. The activities funded with that money will all come under the umbrella of the One World – No Hunger initiative. The “Green Innovation Centre in the Agricultural and Food Sector“(GIC) as part of this initiative was launched on the 16th and 17th of December 2015 in Accra.
Kick off of the “Green Innovation Centre”
On the 17th November 2015 the signing ceremony of the financial cooperation framework agreement between Germany and Ghana took place at the Ministry of Finance in Accra. As a result of the bilateral negotiations held in June 2015 in Berlin the agreement grants Ghana the sum of € 34 Mio. of financial cooperation over a period of 3 years (2015 to 2017).
FINANCIAL COOPERATION AGREEMENT WORTH € 34 MIO.
The Decentralisation Sector Working Group (DSWG) undertook a one day working visit to the Eastern Regional Coordinating Council on November 18th, 2015. The group paid a courtesy call to the Hon. Regional Minister who, together with his Regional Coordinating Director, welcomed the group to the region.
DECENTRALISATION SECTOR WORKING GROUP VISITS EASTERN REGION
The Ghanaian chapter of the NGO “The Hunger Project”, led by Director Samuel Afrane, implemented the construction of a Nurses' quarters at Kypempo’s epicenter which was funded within the framework of German Development Cooperation’s programme in support to private development cooperation providers.
THE KYEMPO EPICENTER NURSES QUARTERS
Dealing with the challenges and opportunities of the increasing amount of electronic waste in Ghana has become an important subject. As part of the 4th West African Clean Energy and the Environment Fair (WACEE) a conference on the recycling of e-waste was held on 05/11/2015. This conference was sponsored by the State Chancellery of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Conference on recycling of electronic waste
Workshop for analyzing the quality infrastructure of the pineapple and maize value chains in Ghana
On 13th October 2015 the “Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt” (PTB - National Metrology Institute of Germany) held, together with the Ghana Standards Authority a workshop on quality infrastructure for the value chains of maize and pineapple. The aim of the event was to present the results of the research project on quality infrastructure in Ghana.
Germany supports quality assurance for fruit and crops
The bilateral government negotiations between Ghana and Germany took place from 23rd June to 25th June 2015 in Berlin. As for now, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) committed new funds amounting to 74.1 Million Euros for the development cooperation with Ghana.
Government Negotiations 2015
The programme of small scale projects of the German Embassy provides funds to local beneficiaries under the aspect of social, humanitarian and charitable assistance. Its target group are underprivileged in the society. Small scale projects do not form part of current projects of development cooperation; they are independent projects funded from their initial stage to final completion.
Small Scale Projects