UNDP supports the construction of footbridge in Accra

With funding from the Norwegian Government, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has supported the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) to construct a 25-meter footbridge for residents of Alogboshie in Accra. The initiative forms part of efforts by the 'Community Resilience through...

Archim Steiner is new UNDP Administrator

Achim Steiner brings a wealth of experience, expertise and dedication to this hugely important role. I am certain he will make an enduring and positive impact on UNDP’s development work around the world

Impact Hub and UNDP launch the 2017 edition of Accelerate2030

Highlighting the role of impact-driven ventures to accelerate the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals Accra, 03.05.17 - Today, Impact Hub and UNDP have announced the launch of the second edition of Accelerate2030, an international cross-border scaling program for impact-driven ventures. This year,...

A boost for efforts to strengthen border control against terrorism and extremism

Accra, 12th April, 2017 - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the Japanese Embassy in Ghana has launched a project dubbed, “Strengthening Border Control Capacities Against Extremism and Terrorism in West Africa and the Sahel” to boost efforts to deal with the menace in the...

Secretary-General announces President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana as co-chair of Sustainable Development Goals Advocates

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced that His Excellency Mr. Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana, will serve as co-chair of the Secretary-General’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Advocates. He will be co-chair of the group along with Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway until...

Simple hand-pump borehole technology helps reverse the risks of drought and flood impacts in Northern Ghana

Even though the number of people living in poverty has reduced in recent years, there remain significant gaps between rural and urban areas, as well as the North and the South. This inequality deepens the vulnerability of populations. In Ghana, small and manageable hazards adversely impact vulnerable population, in...

We have a relevant mandate

By: Joel Ayim Darkwah Assistant Programme Officer (Sustainable Development)   March 2017 started with an exciting challenge.  I had the opportunity of travelling to northern Ghana to monitor some projects on disaster preparedness and to assess their impact. As I journeyed from the national capital through the...

SDG Ecosystem Site and Innovation Challenge Launched at a Workshop to Improve Water Access in Ghana

The SDG Philanthropy Platform held an interactive and collaborative workshop in Ghana, to enable leaders in the water sector to identify creative solutions for water challenges in the country, with a view to contributing to the attainment of SDG 6 – Clean Water and Sanitation for all. The workshop was attended by...

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

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.

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).

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.