GrEEn – Boosting Green Employment and Enterprise Opportunities in Ghana

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



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.

GrEEn contributes to addressing the root causes of irregular migration by supporting sustainable and climate resilient local economies, green jobs, and development in departure, transit, and return regions.

  1. Support the transition of local economies to green and climate resilient development

  2. Improve employability and entrepreneurship capabilities of selected people by matching them with market opportunities and mentoring into (self-)employment and enterprise development (focus on green and climate resilient local economies)

  3. Create and strengthen local ecosystems that support youth (self-)employment and the development of MSMEs

GrEEn is implemented in coordination with the Ghanaian Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (and other relevant ministries) alongside the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies of the two focal regions. Furthermore, SNV is working with a wide variety of partners, including private sector, vocational and other training service providers, incubation and acceleration hubs, relevant Ministries, the Ghanaian diaspora, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), as well as other donors and relevant actors working on green jobs and enterprises.

SNV focuses on the following two result areas:

  • Employability and entrepreneurship capabilities of youth, women and returnees are improved in sectors of economic opportunities.

  • Small, Medium Enterprises (SMEs), offering decent and sustainable jobs to youth, women and returnees, are incubated and/or accelerated and contribute to green and climate resilient local economies.

Key targets


People at least created or developed self-employment opportunities.

A woman sitting and holding creams she made as part of her enterprise

People at least trained and coached for employability and entrepreneurship.


MSMEs at least incubated or accelerated to expand their business


Decent and sustainable jobs created by MSMEs (60-80% youth, 40-60% women)

News and stories


Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Global Forum 2023

21/05/2023Impact story

From waste to wealth: a woman’s path to a greener Ghana


2022 GrEEn Innovation Challenge

group picture with 2021 GrEEn Innovation Challenge winners
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Meet our team

Sadda Laouali

Sadda Laouali

Project Manager
Genevieve Parker-Twum

Genevieve Parker-Twum

Incubation Acceleration Specialist
Awudu Musah

Awudu Musah

Skills Development
Gifty Cudjoe

Gifty Cudjoe

Skill Development Advisor
Moro Haruna

Moro Haruna

Monitoring and Evaluation
Frederick Acquah

Frederick Acquah

Business Development Market Linkages
Odjobi Kwakye

Odjobi Kwakye

Energy Advisor
Christian Adjei

Christian Adjei

Agriculture Advisor
Jean Muthamia-Mwenda

Jean Muthamia-Mwenda

Global Lead - Youth Employment

Our donors and partners

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