Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST)
As Ghana’s second University, KNUST started awarding its degrees in June 1964. Today, KNUST has a total student population of around 35,000 and around 800 academic staff members. In total, the University employs 3412 individuals on campus. KNUST maintains non-African collaborations with over 90 universities and institutions all over the world.
Projects: Climate and Resource Protection, Renewable Energy Supply, Community Waste Management in Kumasi, WACEE-Platform for Sustainable Economic Development
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
Economic growth in line with environmental, climate and resource protection requires innovative ideas and approaches. The West African Clean Energy & Environment Exhibition”, WACEE for short, provides a yearly platform to promote networking and exchange for creative sustainable economic development solutions.
Lack of know-how in municipal waste management in Ghana has resulted in significant environmental damage and health problems. Through the development and pooling of local expertise and the transfer of practical knowledge, municipal structures are strengthened and the effects of inadequate waste management are curbed.
A reliable, economical and environmentally friendly power supply is a prerequisite for sustainable development. In Ghana, a center of excellence for renewable energy and energy efficiency at the KNUST University in Kumasi will contribute towards building up the required know-how.
Sustainable economic development requires a considerate and efficient use of natural resources. The competence center for renewable energies and resource efficiency at the University of Kumasi in Ghana aims at showcasing how this can look like in practice. For this purpose, the University partners with two North Rhine-Westphalian Universities.