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PAST PROJECTS / PROGRAMMES

In providing the craft industry with services that can offer tremendous benefits to groups and individuals, ATAG has undertaken the following projects / programmes:

Enhancement of Touristic Value of Craft Villages in Ghana. (GTB/MSME Project) 2009/2010- sponsored by the World Bank

Development of a Marketing Plan and Promotional Activities for BBWCC. (BBWCC/ADF) 2009/2010

Strategic Plan for Operating Craft Export Business. (Oduro Asamoah Enterprise) 2009

Craft Export Development Programmes – EDIF 2008/2009

Training in Business Management and Computer skills and Developing a Website for the ATAG Craft Network Association of Ghana (ACNAG) - ATAG/BDS Project 2008-2009

Training of ATAG and her associates, Purchase of Training materials, Upgrading of Model Maker for rapid prototyping and Purchasing of additional spin casting equipment and supplies- ATAG/ACNAG/ BDS Project 2008-2009

Needs Assessment Survey – Aburi Craft Village Project (EDIF) 2008

Alternative Carving Wood for Sustainable Livelihood – Needs Assessment and Training of Wood Carvers at AIC (WWF) 2008

ATAG often mobilize craftspeople to participate in international trade shows like this one.

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  • ATAG’s Institutional Development - Funded by the Ford Foundation 2006 – 2008
  • Training of Artisans under Cultural Heritage and Local Economic Development in Elmina Programme – 2005 - 2007
  • Digitized Kente Project – Introduced an innovative way of creating digital Kente patterns on the computer.  Funded by SPEED GHANA 2005 - 2006
  • ATAG’s Selected Core Programmes – Funded by The Ford Foundation 2004 – 2006.
  • Developing Designers for the Craft Industry – focus on the Department of Integrated Rural art and Industry, K.N.U.S.T., Kumasi.  – Funded by The Ford Foundation.  2001 – 2002.  Ongoing
  • Training of local Potters in pottery techniques in Lokossa, Benin. 2002
  • Decentralized Artisan Support Projects (for Basket Weavers, Cloth Weavers and Potters) in the Upper East Region. – Funded under the EU / Government of Ghana Decentralised Development Programme 2000 – 2002.
  • Ejumako Kokoben and Enyan Maim Woodcarvers Project – Funded by the EU under the EU Block Grant.  2000 – 2002.
  • Artisan Export Program II (Extension)    - Funded by the USAID - 2002 – 2003. Training of craftspeople, development and marketing of products and establishment of marketing linkages for increased export
  • Capacity building of Artisans and Exporters, Electronic Marketing of Ghana’s craft products and Data capture and Information Management Services -  Funded by the World Bank under the Private Sector Development Programme (PSDP). 2000
  • Artisan Export Program II   - Funded by the USAID - 1999 – 2002 Training of craftspeople, development and marketing of products and establishment of marketing linkages for increased export.
  • Kpando Potters and Krobo Bead Producers Project - Funded by DFID,   1997 – 1999.
  • Artisan Export Program I - Funded by the USAID 1993 – 1997 under its Trade and Investment Programme. Involved the training of craftspeople, development and marketing of products and establishment of marketing linkages for increased export.
  • Pilot Artisan Export Program   - Funded by the USAID in 1991.  Assisted local artisan groups to expand their production and export capability, while assessing the potential of artisanal exports, production of quantity and quality of export   products required on the market.