The Ministry of Business Development of Ghana in collaboration with the International Chamber of Commerce, United Nations Development Programme and Business for Peace Foundation will officially launch the “For Better Business Together” programme (4BBT) on 6 October at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra, Ghana.
The programme launch will announce both global and local initiatives in Ghana being built to support economic recovery and strengthen the sustainability and resilience of businesses for the future.
Both the Norwegian and Ghanaian government have lent support to the programme, with endorsement from Prime Minister Erna Solberg and President Nana Akufo-Addo.
The initiatives under the 4BBT umbrella include the establishment of a Centre for Entrepreneurship by the International Chamber of Commerce in Ghana, development of SDG-investor maps by the United Nations Development Programme, and the provision of support for SMEs through the COVID-19 Private Sector Global Facility and ICC’s global “Save Our SMEs” campaign. Lastly, 4BBT will act as a springboard for the global launch of Business for Peace’s Future of Business programme.
The launch marks the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Global Compact, an initiative driven by the former U.N. Secretary General and Ghanaian diplomat, Kofi Annan.
The keynote address will be given by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Remarks will also be given by the Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg, in digital format.
Other speakers include Dr. Mohamed Awal, Ministry of Business Development, Ghana; Charles Abani, UN Resident Cordinator Ghana; Silke Hollander UNDP Resident Representative Ghana; Valentina Mintah, International Chamber of Commerce; Ahunna Eziakonwa, United Nations Development Programme; John Denton, International Chamber of Commerce; and Marius Døcker, Business for Peace.