UNDP supports the construction of footbrige in Accra
May 10, 2017
With funding from the Norwegian Government, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has supported the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) to construct a 25-meter footbridge for residents of Alogboshie in Accra.
Impact Hub and UNDP launch the 2017 edition of Accelerate2030
May 3, 2017
Today Impact Hub and UNDP have announced the launch of the second edition of Accelerate2030, an international cross-border scaling program for impact-driven ventures. This year, ventures from 17 developing countries across 4 continents are encouraged to apply to this unique acceleration program: Venezuela, Colombia, Guatemala, Brasil, Ghana, Mali, Rwanda, Mexico, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ukraine, Turkey, Armenia, Myanmar, Philippines, Cambodia and Malaysia.
A boost for efforts to strengthen border control against terrorism and extremism
Apr 13, 2017
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the Japanese Embassy in Ghana has launched a project dubbed, “Strengthening Border Control Capacities Against Extremism and Terrorism in West Africa and the Sahel” to boost efforts to deal with the menace in the sub-region.
GEF SGP GHANA 2017 Call for proposals
Apr 5, 2017
The UNDP Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP) in Ghana has received core funds under the GEF-6 to implement the country programme strategy. Accordingly, the GEF/SGP announces the 2017 "call for proposals" to award small grants of up to US$50,000 to Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and community groups for the most innovative initiatives.
SDG Ecosystem Micro-site and Innovation Challenges Launched at the SDG Design-Thinking Water Initiative Workshop: How to Improve Water Challenges in Ghana for the SDGs
Mar 23, 2017
The SDG Philanthropy Platform held an interactive and collaborative workshop in Ghana, to enable leaders in the water sector to identify creative solutions for water challenges in the country, with a view to contributing to the attainment of SDG 6 – Clean Water and Sanitation for all.
UN Secretary-General's Message on International Women's Day
Mar 8, 2017
Women’s rights are human rights. But in these troubled times, as our world becomes more unpredictable and chaotic, the rights of women and girls are being reduced, restricted and reversed. Empowering women and girls is the only way to protect their rights and make sure they can realize their full potential.
The Secretary-General’s Message on International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Feb 11, 2017
As a trained engineer and former teacher, I know that these stereotypes are flat wrong. They deny women and girls the chance to realize their potential – and deprive the world of the ingenuity and innovation of half the population.
The Secretary General's Message on International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation
Feb 6, 2017
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development promises an end to this practice by 2030.
Statement by the UN Secretary-General on Refugees
Feb 1, 2017
Countries have the right, even the obligation, to responsibly manage their borders to avoid infiltration by members of terrorist organizations.
Ghana to reduce the menace of mercury in the country
Jan 26, 2017
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in partnership with UNDP and Global Environment Facility (GEF) has held a three-day joint inception workshop in Accra on the menace of mercury in the country. The aim was to raise awareness among policy makers and the general public on the hazards of mercury to human lives and the environment, and also share insight on the Minamata Convention on Mercury.