Enhancing Human Security Through Developing Local Capacity


Through the support of the HSP and partners various factions of the Wa Traditional Council are learning to settle their differences and working towards peace building.

With the aim of addressing threats to human security in Northern Ghana, and with particular reference to conflict prevention, conflict resolution and peacebuilding processes, the United Nations Joint Programme, “Enhancing Human Security through Developing Local Capacity for Holistic Community-Based Conflict Prevention in Northern Ghana (HSP)”, was initiated in 2009.

The Human Security Programme responds to the complex needs of northern Ghana by building on the strengths of a UN collaboration. UNDP (lead agency), UNICEF, WFP, FAO, UNIDO, and UNU collaborate with the Government at the national and local levels as well as with civil society organizations and communities leaders to support this comprehensive programme. The goal of the programme is to empower local institutions, communities, and individuals to manage and prevent conflict in Northern Ghana as a means to ensure sustainable human security.


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Project Overview
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Geograhical coverage
Northern Regions of Ghana
Focus Area
Democratic Governance
Focal person
Jane Yeboah
UNDP and UNICEF combines their expertise in local capacity development in governance, peace building, conflict resolution mechanisms and sustainable livelihoods, WFP ensures health and food/nutrition security, UNIDO extends its experience in small enterprise and business development skills, FAO promotes agricultural productivity and food security while UNU
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