Philanthropy a Driving Force to Achieve SDGs in Ghana

By Jessica Russell 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. Until 2030, countries will...

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.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appeals for peace

On my first day as Secretary-General of the United Nations, one question weighs heavily on my heart. How can we help the millions of people caught up in conflict, suffering massively in wars with no end in sight? Civilians are pounded with deadly force. Women, children and men are killed and injured, forced from their...

Ahead of Elections 2016, UNDP and partners support forum on responsible social media use

Ahead of the December 7 elections in Ghana, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and partners have supported the maiden public forum on free and responsible use of social media in the country. The event organized by the National Media Commission sought to identify and harness the beneficial use of...

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.

Ghana holds maiden Maendeleo Policy Forum on African elections

Ghana has held her maiden Maendeleo Policy Forum in Accra, bringing into sharp focus election experiences in Sub-Saharan Africa. The aim was to examine the challenges faced by various countries in organizing democratic and peaceful elections, and at the same time, identify opportunities for a brighter future for...

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.

YouthConnekt-a Model for Youth Engagement

“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).