Digitalizing Business Process in the African healthcare product sector

UNIDO and Anowah Afrique Limited, a Ghana-based garment manufacturer, implemented digitalization of business and production management in Anowah’s main factory in Greater Accra in Ghana. It is a part of UNIDO’s commitment to digitalizing the African manufacturing industry.

The implementation of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system covers supply chain management, resource planning, and accounting, leading to streamlined production management and data flow. Alongside this enterprise-level digital transition, Anowah Afrique began extended digital skills training for its female employees, aligning with its commitment to supporting vulnerable women.

In April 2023, UNIDO and Anowah Afrique Limited signed the formal acceptance of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system together with a set of computers and network system devices installed in its main production factory located in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. This is one of the highlights of UNIDO’s commitment to digitalizing the African manufacturing industry and is also aligned with national initiatives by the government of Ghana.

Anowah Afrique Limited is a Ghanaian garment manufacturing company established in 2009 and provides hospital wear, school wears, and PPEs. This followed a factory-level digitalization assessment, which had been initially conducted by UNIDO and Net Systems Africa, and the installation is the first implementation of such digitalized business operation system covering supply chain management, resource planning, accounting, etc. As a result of this business process digitalization, Anowah Afrique Limited has realized digitally integrated and streamlined production management, data flow between different departments, reducing paper-based manual work and human errors.

It is also important to note that the company is known for its active commitment to employing females in vulnerable situations and providing vocational training to them and they started new extended training programs for its female employees in parallel with the installation of the ERP system. This opens new opportunities for females to obtain digital skills. It is a part of the project “Promoting public health and social resilience against COVID-19 by strengthening the domestic supply chain of personal protective equipment under a circular economy approach” funded by the government of Japan


Access to the information, documents, products and services contained in this website is provided as a public service by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).  The information presented does not necessarily reflect the views of UNIDO or of the governments of UNIDO Member States and as such is not an official record.

All information available from this website is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis.  UNIDO makes no warranties, either express or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness, reliability, or suitability of the information.  Neither does it warrant that use of the information is free of any claims of copyright infringement.  Under no circumstances shall UNIDO be liable for any loss, damage, liability or expense incurred or suffered that is claimed to have resulted from the use of this website, including, without limitation, any fault, error, omission, computer virus, interruption or delay with respect thereto.  The use of this website is at the user’s sole risk.

Extracts from UNIDO material contained in this website may be freely used elsewhere provided that acknowledgement of the source is made. If the material indicates that the information (including photos and graphics) is from a source or site external to UNIDO, permission for reuse must be sought from the originating organization.

UNIDO cannot and does not guarantee the authenticity of documents on the Internet. Links to non-UNIDO sites do not imply any official endorsement of or responsibility for the opinions, ideas, data, or products presented at these locations, or guarantee the validity of the information provided.  Links to non-UNIDO websites are provided solely as a pointer to information on topics that may be useful to UNIDO staff, Member States and the public.

The use of particular designations of countries or territories does not imply any judgement by UNIDO as to the legal status of such countries or territories, of their authorities and institutions or of the delimitation of their boundaries.

The mention of names of specific companies or products (whether or not indicated as registered) does not imply any intention to infringe proprietary rights, nor should it be construed as an endorsement or recommendation on the part of UNIDO.

Nothing herein shall constitute or be considered to be a limitation upon or a waiver of the privileges and immunities of UNIDO, which are specifically reserved.