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  • Consolidating Peace in Northern Ghana

    Although Ghana is seen as an oasis of stability in a volatile West African sub region, it nonetheless faces a number of human security challenges, especially in the three northern regions, which must be addressed before they undermine peace and security of the nation as well as the human development gains.

  • UNDP furnishes offices of Ghana Legal Aid Scheme
    Jan 9, 2014

    UNDP presented office supplies to the Legal Aid Scheme during a colorful event in Kumasi with a view to supporting the efforts of the Government of Ghana in justice delivery in the country. These comprise motorcycles, furniture, photocopiers, scanners, computers and accessories valued at $300,000.

  • Farmers adopt environmentally friendly practices to boost cocoa production

    Cocoa farmers in Ghana can now turn to sustainable, climate smart farming practices to boost cocoa production in the country, thanks to their increased understanding of its benefits. Cocoa, which is the main source of income for more than 800,000 smallholder farmers in Ghana, is also a major foreign exchange earner for the country.

  • Tapping the sun to increase rural incomes in Ghana

    “I know the sun has power, but I never imagined it could change my life for good,” says Hawa Adams, a vegetable farmer. Hawa lives with her husband and eight children in Tamalgu, a farming community in northern Ghana. This region is much drier than the south, receiving an average annual rainfall of 750mm to 1,050mm. Agriculture is traditionally rain-fed and serves as the primary livelihood of more than 80 percent of the population.

  • Nursing by phone helps save lives in Ghana’s coastal town

    This story is based on the Climate Change and Health project supported by UNDP and GEF and implemented by the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service

  • Building a climate resilient Ghana

    The Sustainable Development Cluster of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Ghana is supporting the Government of Ghana to implement disaster risk reduction programmes, putting in place long term strategies to make Ghana a climate resilient country.

  • Small communities manage huge Hippopotamuses at Wechiau

    On the fringes of Ghana’s north-western border with Burkina Faso lies a breathtaking haven for the country’s only surviving hippos.Wechiau, a community located in the Wa West district of the Upper-West Region, is not only home to some 18 hippopotamuses, which have survived the harsh environment and poachers.

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  • Exchanging guns for peace

    Naa Salifu Jongara, a 56-year-old dressed in a colourful local smock, appears quite peaceful as he feeds his herd of sheep in the Upper West region.But things weren’t always this tranquil. Naa Jongara is a member of one of the feuding factions in Wa’s long-running chieftaincy row.“I used to have five guns,” he says. “We used them in times of conflict and we were shooting and killing those who shot at us.”

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