British Council is the UK’s organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations.
We are an independent and non-political organisation, with a global mission to connect people world-wide with learning opportunities and creative ideas from the UK.
We build mutually beneficial relationships between people in the UK and Ghana – we believe in the potential of individuals and in the benefits of internationalism. Through our work, we try to create experiences for our customers, partners and clients that are welcoming, trustworthy, innovative and contemporary.
Ghana is part of our global network which consists of 110 countries worldwide.
British Council has operated in Ghana since 1943. We provide 1st class opportunities in professional development and intercultural dialogue for young people and emerging leaders in Ghana.
Our main office in Ghana is located in Accra; with Kumasi (capital city of Ashanti region) equipped with another office and resource centre.
With a current population of 25,241,998 (July 2012 estimate); of which 40% are under 15years and 60% between 16-64years, Ghana has made significant progress in growth, economic management and in increasing poverty- related expenditure.
Priorities are economic growth, improving public finances, public service reform and more accountable, efficient basic services.
Economic State of the country
The country’s current GDP remains at 8.8% but it is estimated to reach 7.4% in March 2013. This value is adjusted to cover the whole year, and also targets annual production of some economic entities. These figures clearly indicate to the potential business investor, there are vast business opportunities in Ghana.
With this in mind, the strategic focus of our work in Ghana is on creating and enhancing learning opportunities for our target groups and building access and understanding between Africa and the global community.
In creating access and opportunity, the added value British Council brings is strength in building networks on interest and supporting communities of practice, specifically in English as a tool for international access, educational opportunity and conflict resolution; an ability to create relevant, life-long learning experiences through an integrated knowledge and learning approach.
We have a network of local and international contacts in civil society, education, the arts, corporate Ghana, international business gurus and emerging leaders in varying fields.
People who benefit from our programmes continue to increase and we can be sure it is as a result of great commitment attached to our work at British Council.
The United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational