Ghana

COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Program

As COVID-19 advances, its effects become ever-more pronounced. The public health crisis is aggravated by the social and economic aftermath: job losses, school closures, increased poverty. The Mastercard Foundation COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Program will assist institutions and communities in Africa and within Indigenous communities in Canada to withstand and respond to the short-term impacts of this pandemic, while strengthening their resilience in the long-run.

Find out more about the COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Program.

Find out more about the program’s focus in Ghana.

Young Africa Works

Building a network of entrepreneurs and an innovative community of change-makers.

The Goal: Enable three million young people to secure work by 2030.

Context: The current rates of under- and unemployment in Ghana are 42 percent and 12 percent respectively.

Our Approach: Build a network of entrepreneurs, especially women entrepreneurs, and a digitally literate and innovative community of educators to create jobs for young people.

Priority sectors: Focus on sectors that offer strong potential for the creation of work for youth. These include agriculture and tourism and hospitality, underpinned by digital technology.

 

 

 

Creating Prosperity and Equal Opportunity in Ghana

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