STAFF FEATURE: Tracy Abbey Mensah (Project Manager, GNBCC)


STAFF FEATURE: Tracy Abbey Mensah (Project Manager, GNBCC)

Introducing Tracy Abbey Mensah, who is a Project Manager at GNBCC. Tracy talks about some projects she is currently working on and an insight into her journey with GNBCC. Enjoy!!

My career journey began very early on in 2017 at GNBCC with a series of internships, followed by the National service and then finally becoming an employee.

So far, I've enjoyed an amazing journey, and the most valuable part has been the contacts I've made, being able to support young people and SMEs, and making a contribution to private sector development.

Projects and Resources

  • Dutch Export Academy

I manage the Dutch Export Academy (DEA) project, which is  a training program designed for Ghanaian entrepreneurs or exporters who are  looking to improve their exports or start exporting to Europe.

The program offers comprehensive training on exporting from Ghana to the EU, and  includes an Export Study to the Netherlands. A key aspect of the program is the study, as it allows entrepreneurs to better understand and  realize the value of the training they have received while exploring opportunities in the Netherlands. The project is executed in collaboration with MDF West Africa on behalf of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN), under its Private Sector Development (PSD) Project.

  • Young Expert Programme

I am also a participant of the Young Expert Programme (YEP), which offers young professionals the opportunity to build expertise in the fields of Water, Agrofood, and Renewable energy. This is a terrific opportunity as it broadens my understanding and has a strong focus on personal and professional development. The programme offers training on relevant topics and skills and also provides access to coaching and mentorship. Currently,  I am taking a YEP course in Monitoring and Evaluation and look forward to applying this to my career.

  • New Business Challenge (NBC) Follow-up Activity

Last year I wrapped up with the New Business Challenge. The NBC is an international expedition program that enables Dutch and Ghanaian young professionals to work in teams and provide solutions to real-life challenges faced by companies, whilst exploring the business relationship between Ghana and the Netherlands.

 Although the NBC is over, I am excited to work on a 'top-secret' NBC follow-up activity 😊 (stay updated on the GNBCC's website and social media to find out what it is).

  • Also in  the pipeline, is an online platform being created for all GNBCC projects,  which  will soon be launched. We look forward to sharing interesting updates on all GNBCC’s projects and events once launched. Stay Tuned!


GNBCC | News