Three receive awards to improve access to safe water in Ghana

Three social innovators – Saha Global, TREND and CONIWAS – have received grant awards totalling US$ 112,000 to implement initiatives that boost access to universal safe and affordable water in Ghana. The three emerged as finalists of the competitive ´Innovation Challenge´ launched by the SDG Philanthropy Platform in Ghana to source innovations to contribute to addressing water challenges facing the country.

The Secretary-General's message on Nelson Mandela International Day

Nelson Mandela continues to inspire the world through his example of courage and compassion, and his commitment to social justice and a culture of freedom and peace. I had the honour of meeting Nelson Mandela several times, including during South Africa’s transition. Each time, I was struck by his wisdom, his compassion, and above all, his humility.

NADMO and UNDP sensitize schools in disaster risk reduction

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) held a 3-day school sensitization exercise under the “Advocacy and Capacity Building on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)” project funded by the World Bank.

World Oceans Day “Our Oceans, Our Future”

UN Secretary-General Message The oceans make our home a blue planet.  The oceans regulate climate, generate oxygen, and provide ecosystem services, energy and minerals. The life teeming below their surfaces and along the shorelines is a source of food and medicines.   Oceans connect all of us, linking people and...

Nkitahodie Policy Dialogue Reports

Through our Nkitahodie Policy Dialogue sessions, UNDP continues to consolidate its position as a thought leader and knowledge broker in support of Ghana’s development. The following are reports of two of such dialogues on gender and climate change.

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

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...

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...

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.

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.