The Green Economy Ghana project is offering technical and entrepreneurial training to 400 young people and support them into gainful employment either as entrepreneurs or qualified personnel in the plastic waste management, organic waste management or sustainable forestry sectors.
Since the launch of the Green Economy Ghana project in November, 2020, there have been a series of activities the project has undertaken.
There was a series of stakeholders engagement in the various sectors and regions the project has targeted i.e Organic Waste Management which happened in the Eastern Region of Ghana -Koforidua precisely, Plastic Waste Management which happened at Greater Accra Region and Sustainable Forestry Management which happened at Ashanti Region- Kumasi.
The stakeholder’s workshop brought together industry players to solicit their input for drawing up the Curricula that will be used to train our target beneficiaries.
The Technical Vocational Trainings (TVETs) that will start in October, 2021, are designed to combine theoretical on-the-class lessons with on-the-job training.
The curricula for Organic Waste Management training, Plastic Waste Management Training and Sustainable Forestry Management are developed by our experts in these fields and have gone through a validation process.
he training of our target beneficiaries will be implemented at three accredited technical training centres in Accra, Kumasi and Koforidua; YMCA Ghana, Kumasi Institute of Tropical Agriculture (KITA) and Koforidua Technical University respectively.
An extensive candidate attraction campaign was carried out in the selected regions to ensure a wide publicity.
The candidate attraction campaign used a diverse range of activities to overcome the challenges imposed by Covid-19; the team used not only social media channels but also participated in a radio show and held meetings with key members of the communities.
Gifty Volkagmir, Project Director of the Green Economy Ghana Project shared her experience; ‘Having engaged almost 100 participants, it has become apparent and more evident that the unemployment level in the country is on the ascendancy.
Most of the participants have minimum tertiary education and the skills training comes at a time when most of these graduates want to become entrepreneurs but lack the requisite skills and direction.
The project has received over 800 plus applications from target beneficiaries and the selection committee from the Green Economy Ghana Secretariat has started the first phase of the selection process of the first cohort of trainees. Preference will be given to young women and returnees.
The secretariat of the Green Economy Ghana Project urges all industry players, governments and TVET institutions to come on board to develop a thriving and inclusive Green Economy in Ghana and enjoy shared prosperity.
Gifty Volkagmir, Project Director of the Green Economy Project shared her experience, having engaged almost 100 participants, it has become apparent and more evident that the unemployment level in the country is on the ascendancy.