At the beginning of July 2021, the ten participants from Ghana came to Hamburg for 17 days. They attended a range of very hands-on workshops, focusing on the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and the environmental impact of their personal plastic consumption. There were also meetings with various NGOs, inspiring presentations, including a Greenpeace exhibition, a visit to a Fridays for Future camp, a beach clean-up and lots of input about upcycling and recycling from very different perspectives.
The programme continued at the end of August 2021, when the participants from Hamburg headed off for Accra. This part of the exchange also included workshops and beach clean-ups as well as a visit to the world-famous electronic waste dump in Agbogbloshie - where a large part of the hazardous waste is imported illegally from Europe.