A FALCONESS kick-off workshop was held between 20-24 September 2021 in Aburi, Ghana. Despite the difficult times, it was possible to organise a joint meeting of the project group as well as external experts who can contribute to the discussions. The first day was dedicated to technical issues. On the second days, a student seminar was be held at the University of Ghana followed by an Accra architectural and urban development tour. The third day was a full interactive workshop day with the aim to better specify the challenges and potentials of female African researchers within the Built Environment. In the last day of the workshop, homework was be distributed, so that a fruitful follow up workshop can be organised between 01 and 05 November in Berlin.