Impact of Covid-19 on Gender Equality

By Africa Skills Hub | September 2021

An analytical report on the impact of COVID-19 on gender equality, women’s empowerment, and the rise of new opportunities through business and innovation. The report assesses the impact of Covid-19 on gender equality and women’s empowerment in selected communities in two regions of Ghana with higher-than-average levels of sexual and gender-based violence in the country: two peri-urban councils in Sagnarigu District, Northern Region; and in a rural setting in two councils in Afadzato South District, Volta Region. 


The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Mainstreaming Policy Guide

By Africa Skills Hub | September 2021

This Policy Guide document serves as a practical reference tool with examples to enable a better understanding of gender mainstreaming within the local entrepreneurial ecosystem. The guide is in two parts. The first section outlines the research carried out by Africa Skills Hub with the support of several entrepreneurial ecosystem practitioner organizations namely SE Ghana, Scale Up Africa, Social Innovation Africa, and NEIP. The second section presents a Gender Mainstreaming Policy Guide for policymakers in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and other stakeholder groups working on economic development initiatives to consider and implement in their day-to-day activities. The desired impact includes the broader understanding and adoption of Gender Mainstreaming as a continuous process, to improve the efficiency and quality outcomes of entrepreneurship development policies, activities, programs, and initiatives.

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Northern Food Index

By Africa Skills Hub | September 2021

The Northern Food Index is a database report on indigenous foods in the Northern region of Ghana. It explores findings from 4 major markets across the region. This database provides a knowledge-based document as reference point that seeks to educate and express Ghanaian food culture with splendid gallery images of indigenous foods existing, abandoned, or unexplored. The vision is to develop a database of all foods in the northern part of Ghana to be a stepping stone for nutrition promotion and food product development for business and innovation.

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THE Oil Palm Market Assessment

By Africa Skills Hub | September 2021

The Oil Palm Market Assessment is an evaluation of the oil palm market and the prospects of cottage industries for the Ghanaian economy. It provides an overview evaluation of the oil palm market worldwide, from the major markets across the world to the market in Ghana, and narrows down further to the level of cottage industries and smallholder farmers that exist in the Volta region. It explores the potential of cottage industries and what they can do for Ghana. It provides insights on the existing industry structure in the region, the challenges, opportunities, and the way forward.