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About Make-IT in Ghana

Make-IT (GIZ) partners with the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) and supports its vision to build a strong technological and innovation driven economy. This implies the strengthening of the collaboration between the private sector, universities and innovation hubs in the country. Furthermore, our team on the ground focuses on providing capacity development for tech start-ups and start-up enablers, and supporting them with policy framework development.

About the local ecosystem

The innovation ecosystem in Ghana has developed strongly over the last three years. Ghana has more than 34 tech hubs that are becoming increasingly specialised and are located not only in Accra but throughout the country. Many of the innovation and incubation hubs are united in the Ghana Hubs Network. The recent surge in start-up activity can be attributed to the presence of strong ecosystem players such as the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), high-quality talent and good access to finance. It has led to the creation of several highly valued technology-driven startups, such as Snoocode and Agrocenta. According to Disrupt Africa 2018, investments in Ghanaian start-ups accounted for 11.4% of total African start-up investments.

Our Team in Ghana

Paulina Adjei

Make-IT Desk Coordinator

GIZ Accra, Ghana

Stephen Osei Kwakwa


GIZ Accra, Ghana

Emmanuel Mumuni

Make-IT Desk Coordinator

GIZ Accra, Ghana

Johanna Hartung

Component Head

GIZ Accra, Ghana

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202021sep10:00Pan-African | Make a difference in emerging countries’ start-up ecosystems: Make-IT Day 2020, 24.09.2020Country:Nigeria,Rwanda,Kenya,Ghana,Tunisia,Germany

202003sep10:00ACCRA | Africa AI Accelerator Program - Winners announced!Country:Ghana,South Africa,Rwanda

202028aug8:07PAN-AFRICAN | Make-IT in Africa: Newsletter: Focus Ecosystem CollaborationCountry:Nigeria,Rwanda,Ghana,Tunisia,Kenya

202006julalldayPAN-AFRICAN | Capacity Development for AgTech Start-ups - Get Platform ready: Open Call for Applications until July 20, 2020Country:Nigeria,Cote d’Ivoire,Rwanda,Kenya,Ghana,Nigeria,Tunisia,Kenya

202024jun9:32Accra | Robust and Sustainable Start-up (RSS) Webinar Series: Register now!Country:Ghana

202003jun8:00PAN-AFRICAN | #Africa4Future Showcasing Event: Join Airbus Bizlab, GIZ and CcHUB on June 11, 2020Country:Nigeria,Rwanda,Ghana,Tunisia,Kenya

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As Ghana Hubs Network, we advocate for a policy framework that supports entrepreneurship in Ghana. We want to lead the development of a cohesive and strengthened tech and business ecosystem in Ghana. In this quest, we highly appreciate the support of Make-IT.
Gideon BrefoChairman, Ghana Hub Network