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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.
Although Ghana is currently said to be one of the fastest growing economies in the world, the country’s remarkable growth story has not been equally spread as the growth process has been characterized by low employment generation, declining agricultural output as well as widening income disparities. The three northern savannah regions, rural dwellers and food crop farmers have especially been marginalized from the fruits of economic prosperity.
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.
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.
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.
UNDP in Ghana is building on previous initiatives to enhance accountability, transparency and oversight capacities of individuals and groups in decision making and implementing capacities at the local government level to promote increased public confidence and participation and to promote the increased participation of women and youth in decision making process.
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.
UNDP Ghana in collaboration with the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), Energy Commission of Ghana and the Center for Rural and Industrial Research (CRIR) has developed an overarching strategy to provide climate and ozone benefits through the Integrated Plan for Energy Efficiency, Climate Mitigation and Ozone-depleting substances (ODS) Reductions for the Refrigeration Sector.
The objectives of Phase 1 of the Hydrochlorofluorocarbon Phase-out Management Plan (HPMP) are to establish an enabling environment for safe use of hydrocarbon refrigerants and achieve timely, environmentally sound, sustainable and cost-effective phase-out of 17.3 tonnes of substances with Ozone Depleting Potential (ODP) as required under the Montreal Protocol.
The project will allow the National Ozone Office to continue to plan, organize, direct and coordinate all activities required for the implementation of Ghana's strategy in all areas related to the Phase-out of Ozone Depleting Substances under the Montreal Protocol.
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UN Resident Coordinator's Annual Report
2012 has been the first year of implementing the Ghana UNDAF Action Plan with a focus on the 11 strategic Outcomes for the 2012-2016 programming cycle. Each Outcome has been strongly supported by an Outcome Group that is convened by a senior programme officer from a UN agency with a lead role on the Outcome. All Outcome Group Conveners have been briefed on their roles and responsibilities, with agreed TORs for them and OG members.