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Green Business Competitions for MSMEs

Programme Description

The Green Business Competitions for Micro, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) is a strategic partnership between Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC) as part of the implementation of the EUR 1. 2 million, GIZ Support to the Private and Financial Sector (PFS) programme. The programme is aimed at supporting green and greening MSMEs to scale their businesses through the adoption and deepening of sustainable, climate adaptative business models, forty percent of whom are female business owners.

This initiative is in line with Ghana’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). The focus is on mitigating climate change and using climate-friendly technologies for economic growth. The “Ghana Green Jobs Strategy” aims to create over one million jobs by 2030.

The program which runs from June 2024 to August 2025, will support MSMEs across five regions of Ghana – Greater Accra, Ashanti, Bono, Bono East, and Ahafo, for six (6) months, to scale their operations and fortify climate adaptation practices within their enterprises.

Program Objectives

The program seeks to equip 60 MSMEs in the Greater Accra, Ashanti, Bono, Bono East and Ahafo regions to become more active in green business areas, grow their existing green business model and scale their business.

Cohort 1

The first cohort of the programme consists of 30 businesses across agriculture, food processing and manufacturing industries. Details of the participating MSMEs are provided below.