SWITCH Africa Green holds networking forum in Accra

(Holding the metal pole) Hon. Prof. Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ghana, talking to a Bertrand Yosangfo (in african print shirt), and Daniel Ofori (on Betreand’s left) both project assistants from the University of Cape Coast, a SWITCH Africa Green grantee managing a project on integrated waste management at the exhibition after giving his keynote address. Photo| UN Environment

Six African Countries Switch to Green Business Development for Sustainable Growth

Stakeholders from six African countries are meeting in Accra, Ghana on March 23-24 at a Regional Policy Dialogue of the Switch Africa Green project. The objective of this dialogue is to create a common understanding of policy landscape to enable countries strengthen their institutions with appropriate tools and...

UN Secretary-General's Message on International Women's Day

Women’s rights are human rights. But in these troubled times, as our world becomes more unpredictable and chaotic, the rights of women and girls are being reduced, restricted and reversed. Empowering women and girls is the only way to protect their rights and make sure they can realize their full potential....

Putting smiles on faces - microfinance shows the way

Today, Madam Ama Osaa, a single parent and mother of 4, wears broad smiles on her face as she looks intently into the future with hope for her palm kernel oil business. “For me, it has been a lifeline. It has really wiped away my tears and put smiles on my face”, says Ama.

Philanthropy a Driving Force to Achieve SDGs in Ghana

In September 2015, 193 countries adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the follow-up framework to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda.

UNDP supports Ghana to reduce the menace of mercury

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in partnership with UNDP and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) has held a three-day joint inception workshop in Accra on the menace of mercury in the country. The aim was to raise awareness among policy makers and the general public on the...

How Ghanaian women address food insecurity using “egg of the world”

Fonio (known locally as ‘egg of the world’) thrives in arid lands making it suitable for cultivation even on degraded fields. UNDP working with GEF Small Grant Programme procured and installed equipment for processing and packaging ‘fonio’. The intervention now makes it possible for the group to process up to 1,500 kilograms of the crop each week.

How UNDP supported Ghana's peaceful Election 2016

“The future of humanity and of our planet lies in our hands. It lies also in the hands of today's younger generation who will pass the torch to future generations.” (Agenda 2030, paragraph 53).

Women’s Political Participation —a Catalyst for Gender Equality and Women Empowerment in Ghana

Women constitute more than half of Ghana’s population (51.2%). Without their participation in the public discourse or decision making process, it would be difficult for Ghana to achieve sustainable development.

UNDP joins outreach on the SDGs with High Schools

More than 1,800 students in Ghana's Central Region have benefited from an outreach programme on the United Nations. The two-day event organized by the UN Communication Group was undertaken to help the students to be familiar with the work of the UN and the Sustainable Development Goals with support of UNDP....

Political parties discuss plans for climate resilience in Ghana

Political parties in Ghana have discussed their plans for making Ghana a climate resilient nation ahead of the December 2016 elections. This took place during the “‘Nkitahodie’ Policy Dialogue on the Paris Agreement” organized by UNDP in Ghana. The aim was to enhance the understanding of political parties on the...

UN System in Ghana supports maiden media awards on SDGs reporting

The maiden media awards on SDGs reporting has been held in Accra with Mr. Abdul Hameed Amponsah of Radio Peace, Winneba clinching the top prize. The special awards ceremony which occurred on October 24, UN Day, was to recognize Ghanaian journalists who have demonstrated excellence in reporting on the Sustainable...

UNDP and partners host the 2016 Social Good Summit in Ghana

UNDP in partnership with Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited, the EIB Network, AIESEC, and with support from the SRC of the University of Ghana has held the 2016 Social Good Summit in Accra. The event focused on the role of the youths and the manufacturing industry in the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals in Ghana.

Video: Celebrating UNDP's support to Ghana's development

Watch what stakeholders say are some of UNDP's contribution to Ghana's development as the organization celebrates 50 years of global leadership in development.