Ghana

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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