How we support the timber industry in Ghana
27.03.2019 As the Swiss competence centre for wood, we are involved in two projects in Ghana: The Center for Development and Cooperation CDC accompanies and advises a crafts school near the capital Accra and provides technical support in setting up a wood and furniture testing laboratory.
Today, international cooperation no longer means that organisations simply solve problems in emerging and developing countries themselves. Rather, the focus is on networking competencies and potentials so that sustainable solutions can be developed with local structures.
Our activities in Ghana started about 10 years ago. The article tells you how we have been advising the St. Paul Technical School (Spats) near the capital Accra in its modernisation and further development and how we are supporting the establishment of a wood and furniture testing laboratory.
Center for Development and Cooperation CDC
The Center for Development and Cooperation CDC is active in emerging and developing countries in the fields of architecture, timber and construction. We follow the capacity development approach, i.e. we support and advise the actors involved in expanding their ability to use resources effectively and efficiently and thus achieve their own sustainable goals.