The GrEEn Project

The Boosting Green Employment and Enterprise Opportunities (GrEEn) in Ghana project is a four-year joint project from the European Union (EU), 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. The GrEEn project seeks to contribute to addressing the root causes of irregular migration by supporting sustainable and climate-resilient local economies, green jobs and development in regions of departure, transit and return.

As part of achieving the objectives of the GrEEn project, the SNV Netherlands Development Organization Ghana contracted CERATH Development Organization (CDO) to offer training on employability and entrepreneurship to 300 youths, women and /or returnee migrants in the Ahanta West District. The training uses the adapted Opportunities for Youth Employment (OYE) approach as developed by the GrEEn Team. To achieve the goal of the training programme, three specific objectives are outlined by CDO which includes:

(1) To train and coach target beneficiaries in the selected target areas.

(2) To facilitate internships/on-the-job training/job placement opportunities for the trained target beneficiaries and

(3) To support and facilitate linkages for target beneficiaries to create or develop self-employment opportunities.

Among others, the training programme will also include the monitoring and evaluation of training and post-training activities to inform lessons and successes.