Development Cooperation

Germany supports Ghanaian Armed Forces through Equipment Aid Program

Germany supports Ghanaian Armed Forces through Equipment Aid Program

On 1st December 2016 the Ministry of Defence of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Armed Forces of the Republic of Ghana signed an agreement on the continuation of the Equipment Aid Program for Foreign Armed Forces of the German Government.

German Cooperation - Deutsche Zusammenarbeit

German Ghanaian Development Cooperation

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...

Ambassador Retzlaff visited a cocoa project in Nyaakrom/Central Region

Ambassador Retzlaff visited a cocoa project in Nyaakrom/Central Region

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.

Germany supports the Government of Ghana with 40 million euros for a solar power plant

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.

Worschop on the role of cities in development

Germany promotes the role of cities in development

Cities Alliance' Africa Strategy Workshop on promoting the role of cities in sustainable development is currently taking place in Accra.

Minister of Environment, German Ambassador and Swiss Embassy open Workshop on Electronic waste recycling

Minister of Environment, German Ambassador and Swiss Embassy open Workshop on Electronic waste recycling

On Wednesday, April 6th, 2016, a two day workshop-series organized by the Swiss-funded project SRI (Sustainable Recycling Industries) and supported by Germany was held at the Institute of Environmental Studies in Accra. Aim of the workshop was discuss different countries‘ approaches on tackling electronic waste and to use the knowledge to better implement the upcoming law on electronic and hazardous waste.

inauguration of the cable granulator

Environmentally sound recycling of electronic waste: cable granulator inaugurated

A cable granulator that was financed by the German Embassy started operating at the company City Waste Management on January 14th, 2016. It is meant to reduce the burning of cables at the dumpsite at Agbogbloshie and a first step to environmentally compatible dismantling of electronic waste.

Kick off of the “Green Innovation Centre”

Kick off of the “Green Innovation Centre”

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.

Financial Cooperation Agreement


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).

Decentralisation Sector Working Group


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.

Einweihung des Kyempo nurses' quarters


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.

Conference on recycling of e-waste

Conference on recycling of electronic waste

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.

Workshop at Ghana Standards Authority

Germany supports quality assurance for fruit and crops

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.

Government negotiations 2015

Successful Government Negotiations in Berlin

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. 

Sewing machines for Resource Centre for Persons with Disabilities in Wa

Small Scale Projects in the Framework of Technical Cooperation

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.