Overview

Deriving from UNDP’s mandate to support developing countries to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable human development, UNDP in Ghana effectively supports the country in its efforts to consolidate peace and development. In Ghana, UNDP supports national efforts and capacity building for sustainable human development in line with Ghana’s own development strategies. The UNDP Country Programme for Ghana, which covers the period 2012-2016, is derived from the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), and is in line with Ghana Shared Growth Development Agenda.

Under the overarching goal of empowering lives and building resilient nations, UNDP in Ghana focuses on three inter-connected thematic areas: promoting inclusive growth, democratic governance and sustainable development. These are articulated in the UNDAF (2012 -2016) under the outcome areas where UNDP is the lead agency.

Inclusive Growth

  • This project for the Post-2015 Partnership Platform for Philanthropy (the Platform) focuses on philanthropy’s input into this developmental landscape by helping grantmakers to better understand the opportunities for engaging in global development goals processes.

  • This project aims at empowering rural women in Northern Ghana and alleviating their acute poverty by reinforcing the feasibility of local shea butter industry as a sustainable business.

  • In line with poverty reduction and the attainment of middle income status of Ghana, the need to develop strong and dynamic state institutions through capacity development of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) for development planning, monitoring and evaluations of programs by using reliable statistics again to the fore.

Democratic Governance

  • The institutionalization of the National Peace Council ( NPC) in 2012 has the aim of promoting values of reconciliation, tolerance, trust and confidence building , mediation and dialogue as responses to conflict, as well as supporting peaceful elections in the period leading up to the 2012 elections.

  • 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.

  • This initiative stems from the Government of Ghana’s priority to scale up efforts to improve access to justice and fight corruption. Planned activities during the 2013-2014 period; would build on lessons from previous anti-corruption measures and new perspectives to combat corruption and strengthen reform in the public sector and the justice delivery system.

Sustainable Development

  • The ESP II is a continuation and the second phase of the Environmental Sustainability and Policy (ESP I) for Cocoa Production in Ghana Project. This new phase is designed to build on results and lessons learned from the phase I, and scale up the activities to cover all Cocoa Life in 330 communities in 14 districts by adopting three key strategies.

  • Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness Programme

    The Green Climate Fund (GCF) was established in 2010 as an operating entity of the financial mechanism of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), designed to disburse $100 billion per year of new and additional resources by 2020 for addressing climate change

  • This project is aimed at supporting Ghana’s efforts to implement the Ghana Plan of Action on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) within the framework of the Hyogo Framework for Action

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