Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative

Producing high-quality multipurpose affordable bikes for a carbon-free and greener planet
2010 SEED Award Winner Green Technologies Accra, Ghana

Ghana Bamboo Bikes aims at taking advantage of the abundant raw bamboo materials in Ghana to manufacture high quality bamboo bikes suitable for export markets and for the road conditions in Ghana and affordable to the poor. Ghana Bamboo Bikes design, develop and market multi-purpose bikes and related products and services using native bamboo. As the frames are light and stable, the bikes are suitable for rough terrain and for carrying large farm loads, passengers, water and even patients. Apart from Ghana, the initiative focuses on markets in the EU and USA to generate foreign exchange and created jobs along the value chain. 

Eco-Inclusive Impacts

Creating employment opportunities and utilizing the abundant bamboo materials in Ghana to manufacture high-quality and affordable bamboo bikes for the poor.
  • Improving the lives of the people in Ghana by delivering a sustainable and affordable form of transportation that satisfies local needs.
  • Contributing to the local economic growth by creating employment opportunities.


  • Using less electricity and no hazardous chemicals compared to the traditional bikes.
  • Providing nutrition for humans and animals and helps improve air and water quality, as Bamboo is the fastest growing canopy for the regreening of degraded lands.
  • Creating employment opportunities for skilled and unskilled persons – especially youth – along the value chain by setting up a local bamboo bike industry in Ghana.
  • Supporting the local government through taxes and foreign exchange is generated through exports.


This enterprise is supported through its partnerships with various stakeholders, ranging from national and international organisations, investors, research institutes, suppliers, governmental bodies, NGOs, other social and environmental enterprises and more.

Bright Generation Community Foundation is responsible for the overall management of the project.

National Youth Council facilitates infrastructural support and land for bamboo cultivation.

Bikes For Africa Initiative markets the bamboo bike frames in the U.S.

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