INBAR continues to support triangular cooperation for sustainable development in its new project in Ghana
A new project to support triangular cooperation using bamboo takes shape in Ghana.
On 23 September 2022, the kick-off meeting for the new project Bamboo-based Enterprises for Sustainable Livelihood and Income Generation in Ghana was held online. The project, under the Fund for Triangular Cooperation with Asia, will foster cooperation between Ghana, Germany and India. The implementing partners of the project include the INBAR South Asia Regional Office and the West Africa Regional Office, GIZ India and Ghana under the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of the Federal Republic of Germany, and the Forestry Commission Training Centre of Ghana.
The triangular cooperation project will aid the country recover from widespread unemployment and rising poverty resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The project will adopt an enterprise-based approach to create sustainable and high-value economic opportunities for producers, artisans, designers, micro and small enterprises, and traders across the bamboo value chain.
In many communities in Ghana, bamboo and rattan are relevant resources for job creation and income generation; however, these resources are often perceived as having low value-addition or limited product applications in markets. For this reason, the project will focus on sharpening the technical and business skills of targeted groups to establish enterprises capable of producing high-quality bamboo and products, generating adequate income, contributing to local and national economies, and attracting investment.
Triangular cooperation facilitates the implementation of projects across various sectors and regions in developing countries by providing flexible and contextualized solutions to developing challenges in beneficiary countries while forging unexpected alliances between partners that do not typically work together.
INBAR and GIZ will be working closely with the Forestry Commission Training Center of Ghana and technical experts from Indian institutions to build capacities of the target beneficiaries over a period of six months.
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