The First German African Entrepreneurship Summit

Unleash the Ecosystem
The German African Entrepreneurship Summit (GAES) in Ghana takes place from Monday 11th February – Wednesday 13th February, 2019 at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel. This summit brings together 150 representatives of the Pan-African entrepreneurship ecosystem to focus their experience and creativity on central questions of entrepreneurship in Africa and to learn from each other. The event is themed: Unleash the Ecosystem - to shape Policies, collaborate with Companies and determine its own Future. The GAES is organised by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) in collaboration with some partners. The partners include the Ministry of Business Development, AHK (Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Ghana), Afrilabs, #i4Policy, Make-IT in Africa and Ghana Tech and Business Hubs in Ghana

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Ghana's incubators revive their network

Entrepreneurship is the topic to be - at least one gets the impression following international and Ghanaian media.


Gruender foerdern - um Ghana zu entwickeln!

Gemeinsam mit dem ghanaischen Gruenderzentrum 'Hopin Academy' und dem Ministerium für Wirtschaftsförderung in Ghana hat die KAS ein eintägiges Diskussionsforum über Unternehmertum in Tamale organisiert.


Projektberatung bei Jugendorganisation

KAS- Praktikanten unterstuetzen junge Ghanaer
Eine junge ghanaische NGO, Greener Impact International, plant, ein Projekt im Bereich Entrepreneurship zu starten. Bei der Projektentwicklung unterstuetzen die Praktikantinnen des KAS-Bueros und Bueroleiter Hellemann.


Traders in dialogue with Municipalities

The Ghana Union of Traders (GUTA) with support from Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) is organizing workshops and engagements on the theme "strengthening traders associations for municipal and district assemblies responsiveness".


Junge Unternehmer gesucht!

Um junge Menschen davon zu überzeugen, ihr (wirtschaftliches) Glück in Ghana zu versuchen, braucht es Angebote und Rahmenbedingungen, um Unternehmertum zu fördern.

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Verantwortung als Buerger uebernehmen

Die nationale Justitia et Pax (Gerechtigkeit und Frieden)- Kommission der katholischen Kirche bespricht bei ihren jährlichen Versammlung aller Diözesankommissionen, welche Ergebnisse durch die Bürgerdialoge bisher erreicht wurden.

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Business Forum mit Finanzminister

Der ghanaische Finanzminister, Ken Ofori-Atta, trifft mit europäischen Unternehmern aus Ghana zusammen, um mit ihnen über die wirtschaftliche Gesamtlage in Ghana zu diskutieren.

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Seminar organized in collaboration with the NHC and CIKOD from 1st - 3rd September 2014 at Wa

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We the Queenmothers and Women Traditional Leaders from Northern and Southern Ghana, attending a workshop on the Role of Queenmothers in the 2012 General Elections held at the Regent Resort Sunyani, hereby RESOLVE that we shall be Agents of Peace Before, During and After elections 2012.Having been adequately educated on the destructive consequences of conflicts, we shall take the following steps to ensure PEACE Before, During and After the elections.

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Privatwirtschaft trifft auf öffentliche Hand

Zweitägiges Seminar zum Thema Chancen in der Zusammenarbeit der privat- und öffentlichen Wirtschaft
Über 40 Teilnehmer und Teilnehmerinnen aus der Privatwirtschaft trafen in Accra auf Vertreter des Ministeriums für Finanzen und Wirtschaftsplanung und des Ministeriums für Nahrung und Agrarwirtschaft, sowie auf Referenten aus der Privatwirtschaft.

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Adressing Climate Change

Workshop for Traditional Leaders in the Upper West Region
In the northern parts of Ghana, climate change has already resulted in severe draughts in the dry season as well as floods during the rainy season. These contribute to high temperatures, influx of pests and diseases resulting in the loss of human life and property. Today, the effect of climate change is being felt all over Ghana, but more especially in the north, which is the food basket of the country.Therefore, KAS and CIKOD organized a two days programme in Wa to educate Traditional Leaders of the Upper West Region on Climate Change Adaptation and its impact on food security.

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Ghana's Environment and the Social Market Economy

One day workshops in Techiman, Wenchi and Nkoranza
A total of 335 participants took part in the three workshops in Wenchi (21st Dec.), Techiman (22nd Dec.) and Nkoranza (29th Dec.) comprising community leaders, officials from the District Assembly, market queens, traders and farmers and representatives from hairdressers and dressmakers associations as well as students.

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Launch of the John A. Kufuor Foundation

The former German Federal President Horst Köhler praised the aims and purposes of the new foundation
Following the invitation of the John A. Kufuor Foundation and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) the former German Federal President, his Excellency Prof. Dr. Horst Köhler, participated in the opening celebrations of the John A. Kufuor Foundation.

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Conference: Retreat on the 2012 national budget for private sector

The recent conference in close cooperation of KAS and the Private Enterprise Foundation (PEF) was held with the objective to implement the individual ideas of enterprises into the 2012 budget statement. Over 50 members of trade and business associations and the private sector community attended the conference which took place the 21st July 2011 in Accra.

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The important role of traditional women leaders in northern Ghana

Workshop with the theme: Women and Community Development in the Upper West Region in northern Ghana
The Workshop for Traditional Leaders took place on the 7th July 2011 in Wa, the regional capital of Upper West. Functioning as a sponsor, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the partner organization Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Organisation for Development (CIKOD) welcomed about 40 traditional leaders from the Upper West Region who actively engaged themselves in the topic of “Women and Community Development.”

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Good Governance- adopting the policies within the District Assemblies

Workshop by GUTA and KAF in Wenchi
The Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation (KAF) in cooperation with the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) gave a high-quality workshop on the concept of good governance for the (newly elected) Assembly Members of the Wenchi-region. Regarding the District Assemblies, the participants obtained new, valuable insights of how to foster development in their region, using the instruments that the good governance policy suggest.

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Conflict Management in Northern Ghana- the important role of the woman

Workshops in Kpandai and Bimbila
The KAS in cooperation with our partner TEPPCON has given workshops in Kpandai and Bimbila in order to prevent arising tensions and manage conflicts more efficiently between ethnic groups of the Northern Region of Ghana.