The African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) is hosting a validation workshop and dialogue on promoting Sustainable Export Processing Zones development in Ghana with support from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD).
The event will take place on Thursday 10 June 2021 at African Regent Hotel, and brings together government officials, civil society organizations, policymakers, and industry representatives to validate and discuss the findings identified in the report: Sustainable Export Processing Zones Development in Ghana: An Ecosystem Evaluation and Benchmarking. The event will also serve as a platform to discuss the promotion of sustainable export processing zones in Ghana.
ACET’s engagement with the private sector is led by its Private Sector Development (PSD) unit through the “Strategic Partnership for Private Sector Development and Growth” program. PSD focuses on three broad work streams:
- Promoting the development of Sustainable Export Processing Zones (SEPZ) in alignment with the 1 Region 1 Industrial Park (1R1P) policy of the Government of Ghana.
- Supporting the integration of local content SMEs (LC-SME) into the global supply and value-chains of large enterprises in alignment with the 1 District 1 Factory (1D1F) policy.
- Leveraging SEPZs to drive small business integration into larger value chains by linking the LC-SME and SEPZ programs.
This workshop and dialogue will validate and obtain feedback on the evaluation and benchmarking report, and engage stakeholders further on different aspects of the program being implemented.