On December 12, 2022, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken introduced an upcoming Partnership Opportunity Delegation (POD) to Accra, Ghana. The delegation will commute to Accra February 6-10, 2023, to domesticate and permit collaboration and partnership alternatives between the U.S. deepest sector and West Africa’s burgeoning local weather innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. The Secretary made the announcement throughout the Innovators Gathering pre-summit match for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. The announcement underscores the stairs the United States and African international locations are taking to make stronger partnerships that advance shared priorities.

PODs are arranged by way of the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Partnerships (GP) to facilitate partnership actions between the private and non-private sectors of the United States and decided on international locations. POD Ghana 2023 would be the first in-person POD because the starting of the pandemic, and delegates will come with representatives from ventures and startups, tutorial establishments, startup ecosystem builders, local weather and sustainable generation traders, Ghanaian diaspora, NGOs, and world organizations. Numerous organizations have already dedicated to becoming a member of the POD, together with Climate Kic, New York City’s Impact Hub, Arm, LinkedIn, and extra.

As a part of the Connecting Climate Entrepreneurs (CCE) initiative, POD Ghana 2023 targets to domesticate new engagement between the colourful generation and innovation corridors of the United States and Ghana via public-private partnerships and helps the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit’s targets of fostering new financial construction and responding to the local weather disaster. Delegates will participate in facilitated introductions to Ghana’s private and non-private sector leaders, have interaction without delay with local weather innovators, and witness firsthand the prospective promise and demanding situations of collaboration with Ghana’s sustainable entrepreneurship ecosystem. POD Ghana 2023 demonstrates how the private and non-private sectors can give a contribution collectively to endeavors that make stronger, deepen, and reaffirm United States’ dedication to expanding ingenious collaboration with Africa international locations in development of our shared world priorities, demanding situations, and alternatives.