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Boosting Green Employment and Enterprise Opportunities in Ghana

Title of Research

Boosting Green Employment and Enterprise Opportunities in Ghana (GrEEn) project


Principal Investigator / Project Coordinator

Dr. Richard Opoku, Mechanical Engineering Department


Research Team Members and Departments

Dr. (Mrs) Eunice Akyereko Adjei, Assistant Project Coordinator, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Eli Afetsi Gaveh, Team Member, Department of Horticulture

Isaac Duodu, Team Member, Centre for Business Development

Grace E.B Ephraim, Research Assistant, The Brew-Hammond Energy Centre

Elizabeth Taylor, Research Assistant, Department of Horticulture

Faustina Anokye-Boakye, Research Assistant, Department of Horticulture

Bridget Yayra Benanlu, Research Assistant, Department of Horticulture


Other Collaborating Institutions or Departments

Department of Horticulture, KNUST


Research Amount/ Grant size

GH¢ 163,500.00 (KNUST Share)


Funding Agency/Source of funding

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation Ghana


Research Duration (Start and End Date)

12 months (15th October 2020 until 14th October 2021)


Research Story/ Article

SNV Ghana is implementing a four-year joint project titled Boosting Green Employment and Enterprise Opportunities in Ghana (GrEEn) with the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) with funding from the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF) and the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands.  The GrEEn project is being implemented in two regions, the Western and the Ashanti Regions, with the objective of contributing to addressing the root causes of irregular migration by supporting sustainable and climate resilient local economies, green and decent jobs as well as enterprises in Agriculture, Energy and WASH.

As part of this overarching project, SNV has awarded KNUST a 12-month contract as a service provider to implement the OYE (Opportunities for Youth Employment) approach in the Ashanti region, with a focus on Adansi South District for 2020/21

Expected Outcomes: The GrEEn project seeks to boost green employment and enterprise opportunities in Ghana, specifically the Ashanti and Western regions. Employability and entrepreneurship are the two tracks from which participants are to be trained after which an opportunity is given the participants to have internship or on the job technical training.

The KNUST team is expected to train 300 people in Adansi South District in these sectors.