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

  • Ghana Partnership Platform for Philanthropy

    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

  • Consolidating Peace in Ghana

    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.

  • Human Security Programme

    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.

  • Consolidating Transparency and Accountability in Ghana

    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

  • Africa Adaptation programme

    The Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP) Ghana helps the Government and the people of Ghana to develop integrated adaptation plans and actions to build resilience to disasters and climate change. AAP Ghana works on developing capacities and financing options for mainstreaming climate change adaptation into various policies, systems, and sectors in Ghana, with a focus on early-warning systems.

  • Integrating climate change into the management of priority health risks in Ghana

    The proposed project will develop systems and response mechanisms to strengthen the integration of climate change risks into the health sector. Critical barriers will be overcome to shift the current response capacity of the health sector from being reactive towards being more anticipatory, deliberate and systematic.

  • Promoting of Appliance of Energy Efficiency and Transformation of the Refrigerating Appliances Market in Ghana

    The primary objective of the project is to improve the energy efficiency of appliances marketed and used in Ghana through the introduction of a combination of regulatory tools such as Minimum Energy Performance Standards and Information Labels (S&L), and innovative economic tools.

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