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GCIC’s Participation in Canada’s Partners Forum and Global Marketplace

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The Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC), an Ashesi University Institute, was honored to participate in Canada’s Partners Forum on January 23 and 24, 2024. This event, attended by representatives from over 45 international assistance organizations in Ghana, aimed to strengthen partnerships and collaboration for sustainable development between Canada and Ghana.

The forum focused on achieving three main objectives: Better Partnerships, Better Programs, and Better Results and provided a platform for partners to exchange ideas, network, coordinate efforts, and map out common strategies to respond to Ghana’s development agenda.

The Executive Director of the GCIC, Ruka Sanusi joined a Panel Discussion on “Creating More Sustainable Partnerships Through Localization Of Development Interventions” about the GCIC’s experiences as a Ghanaian organization implementing a GAC project in Ghana and how donors such as Canada can better partner with local organizations for improved development outcomes.

Prior to the forum, GCIC participated in a marketplace of projects, which showcased significant work in areas such as inclusive economic growth, health, gender equality, and environment and climate action, including contributions from the GCIC alumni.

Canada’s ongoing engagement in Ghana, with an annual investment of approximately CAD 95 million across 40 operational development projects, highlights its commitment to sectors like agriculture, health, gender equality, environment, and climate change.

The event was attended by senior representatives of the Government of Ghana, local and international civil society organizations, the private sector, the United Nations, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund and marks an important milestone in strengthening partnerships and collaboration for sustainable development in Ghana, demonstrating Canada’s continued commitment to supporting Ghana’s development goals.

The GCIC, with the support of Global Affairs Canada, has disbursed CAD 644,943 in grants and supported businesses to create six hundred and seventy-eight (678) new jobs.  Visit to find out more about the GCIC’s impact.