Woodwork at a Ghanaian SME  © COGNOS International
16.07.2021

Ghana: Call for Applications #1

Ghana SME Training and Exchange Programme

In Ghana, COGNOS International is starting the next round of the SME Training and Exchange Programme for wood-processing or furniture production companies. Apply now if you want to maximize the productivity and competitiveness of your business.

Twenty small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) were participating in the first round of the Ghana-Germany SME Exchange and Training programme in April 2021. The programme aims to strengthen the capacities of a total of 60 growth-oriented Ghanaian SMEs to increase their competitiveness in international markets. The first 20 businesses emerged as finalists after a competitive application selection process for which over 170 businesses had originally applied.

To officially launch the programme and a two-weeks kick-off and training workshop, a ceremony was held in Accra on 19th April 2021. The two-weeks workshop constituted the start of a longer-term programme including a two-weeks mission to Germany to meet potential business partners. It built the capacity of selected SMEs in agri-processing, cosmetics and shea nut processing to compete in international markets. With the support of Invest for Jobs the programme is implemented and managed by COGNOS International.

Some of the SMEs saw the programme as a defining moment for their businesses; an opportunity to network and learn best practices with support of German professionals. The programme facilitated the identification of new market opportunities and participants were encouraged and empowered to come up with innovative business ideas.

COGNOS International is now starting the next round of the SME Training and Exchange Programme for business development of wood-processing and/or furniture production companies.

You may apply, if

  • You are the owner or manager of a growth-oriented SME in the field of wood-processing, furniture production, furniture accessories or wooden handicraft with preferably 10 to 250 employees.
  • You are dedicated and motivated to grow your company and create jobs through business expansion within the next years.
  • You would like to learn and exchange knowledge with German benchmark companies.

Apply now if you want to maximize the potential, productivity and competitiveness of your business with trainings on leadership and management: Projects in Ghana - COGNOS International GmbH, Deutschland (cognos-international.com).

We are looking forward to receiving your application until 31st July 2021.


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