On the 31st of January, 2022, SNV in partnership with Duapa Werkspace, U-HUB and AABN hosted the graduation ceremony of the second Cohort of the GrEEn Incubation programme. This programme was the culmination of a six-month training programme for young entrepreneurs to prepare them for the business world. The ceremony which was held at the Cellibs Innovation Hub at the Takoradi Technical University (TTU) was themed “Boosting Green Employment and Enterprise Opportunities in Ghana”.
Boosting Green Employment and Enterprise Opportunities in Ghana – also known as GrEEn – is a four-year joint project from the European Union, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ghana, the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and SNV. The project is implemented in the Ashanti and Western regions of Ghana. GrEEn is funded under the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF), which European and African partners set up in 2015 to deliver an integrated and coordinated response to irregular migration, forced displacement and diverse causes of instability, including climate change.
The ceremony was graced by the presence of several dignitaries such as the Vice Chancellor of TTU, Rev. Prof. John Frank Eshun; Pro Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victor Kweku Bonze Micah; the Registrar, Dr. Moses Mclean Abnore; Director for Works and Physical Development, Hon. Kwaw; Director of Finance, Dr. Arhinful and a representative from the Centre for Business and Entrepreneurship, Mr. Kennedy Anim.
In his presentation, the Vice Chancellor of TTU, Rev. Prof. John Frank Eshun explained that Cellibs is designed to propel entrepreneurial ventures within the university now and beyond 5 years. He said “it is the reason why we signed the MOU last year; it has been our ultimate concern to us as a technical university to develop talents of students to set up their own businesses after school”.