In 2018, the city council of Münster adopted a sustainability strategy for the city. With this strategy, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs = goals for sustainable development of the UN) are implemented in Münster. The 17th Development Goal deals with the global responsibility for the “One World”. As a result, the City of Münster will enter into a new project partnership with a municipality in the Global South in addition to the existing town twinning with Monastir/Tunisia. Since 2020, contacts have been established with Tamale/Ghana, which will hopefully lead to a project partnership. Such a partnership with Ghana has the advantage that a variety of civic contacts with Ghana already exist.
Furthermore, the International Office is responsible for local development cooperation and “fair trade”.
With our project partner city Tamale (Ghana), a large-scale participatory mural on the World Sustainable Development Goals has been created at the Ratsgymnasium. Together with the artists Jorge Hidalgo (Münster) and Daniel Kwaku Anetang (Tamale), the students have created Münster’s largest mural. Daniel Kwaku Anetang travelled from Ghana solely for the sake of this project. The artwork measures more than 400 m², it is 50 m long and over 8 m high. The creational process of this mural was recorded on video by Elikem Ayeke and Daniel Pineda (both from Vamos e.V. Münster).
The film on YouTube
Trip to Tamale in pictures
Professional dialogue with Tamale
For the first time, a municipal delegation from Münster travelled to the Ghanaian project partner city Tamale. After the digital kick-off with First Mayor Markus Lewe and Sule Salifu (Mayor of Tamale) in March as well as a visit by people from the metropolitan region of Tamale in May, the travellers from Münster headed towards West Africa with some initial expectations in their luggage - and now back to Westphalia with some tasks. Both cities together determined that expert teams with representatives from the administrational and scientific field, but also other stakeholders, would be introduced in the municipalities to work out strategic solutions for various issues and topics.
Official press release
Reception in the Friedenssaal
Project partnership in the cultural sector on the Global Sustainability Goals is planned
A first personal meeting brought the intended temporary project partnership with Tamale (Ghana) a big step forward: Three representatives of the Tamale city administration were guests in Münster from 30 May to 3 June. Mayor Angela Stähler welcomed the delegation from Tamale in the Peace Hall. At the reception, Stähler emphasised the importance of exchange and connection with people in the Global South for achieving the global sustainability goals.
More information about the visit from Tamale