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  • UNDP and Japan support efforts to improve disease monitoring capacities in West Africa Oct 3, 2017

    The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) is organizing a workshop to strengthen and assist border communities to improve disease monitoring capacities and Early Warning Systems in West African Countries. The workshop, which opens today until Friday, October 6 comes on the heels of the Ebola Viral Disease, which affected Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

  • UNDP joins University of Cape Coast students for the 2017 Social Good Summit Sep 25, 2017

    More than 500 students participated in the 2017 Social Good Summit (#2030NOW) which took place at the Auditorium 900 of the University of Cape Coast in Ghana's Central Region on Wednesday, September 20. The session was the fourth successive annual event implemented in Ghana since the maiden one in 2014. It was hosted jointly by UNDP and the Casely Hayford (CASFORD) Hall of the University of Cape Coast with support from Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited.

  • UNDP trains health workers on healthcare waste management Sep 19, 2017

    More than 300 health workers have benefited from a two-day intensive training on health care waste management, which occurred on 4th – 14th September, 2017 at various health facilities.

  • Ghanaian youths commit to climate action and the SDGs Sep 13, 2017

    Nearly 200 Ghanaian youths have renewed their commitment to the attainment of the sustainable development goals and the fight against climate change. This occurred during the 2nd Ghana Youth Conference on Climate Change and Sustainable Development (GYCCC-SD) that took place from 22nd-24th August, 2017 at the British Council Hall in Accra.

  • Adaptation Fund Project - Call for Proposal Aug 23, 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.

  • Workshops on productive uses of energy held Aug 14, 2017

    As part of UNDP support to the implementation of the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative, the Energy Commission created awareness on Productive Uses of Energy (PEU) in two workshops held in the Volta and Ashanti Regions in May 2017. Eighty (80) stakeholders from various government agencies, private sector and academia came together to discuss the previous and current PUE interventions and put forward constructive ideas on how to improve Ghana’s energy situation.

  • UNDP supports livelihood improvement in Kenyase No. 3 in the Brong Ahafo Region Aug 9, 2017

    UNDP has donated ¢20,000 and eight pieces of Gari ElephantsTM to the Kenyase No. 3 Cassava Processing Association in the Brong Ahafo Region. The gesture was to enhance the productive capacity of women in the community for sustainable livelihoods and to promote cookstoves that are energy efficient and environmentally friendly.

  • African Union Commission and UNDP host policy dialogue to promote gender equality in Africa Aug 2, 2017

    Representatives from the African Union Commission, regional economic communities (RECs), United Nations agencies, civil society and academia are meeting in Accra, Ghana to discuss the challenges to, and opportunities for, better delivery of gender equality results at the regional and sub-regional levels in Africa.

  • Impact Hub and UNDP announce international finalists of Accelerate2030 scaling programme Jul 26, 2017

    Each of the final ten will be invited to Switzerland to partake in a week-long Scaling Week and benefit from a service package offered by UNDP, Impact Hub and partners; as well as attend the Social Good Summit Geneva - a closed door summit welcoming speakers and attendees from financial institutions, incubators, impact investors, International development organisations and fellow entrepreneurs.

  • Three receive awards to improve access to safe water in Ghana Jul 20, 2017

    Three social innovators – Saha Global, TREND and CONIWAS – have received grant awards totalling US$ 112,000 to implement initiatives that boost access to universal safe and affordable water in Ghana. The three emerged as finalists of the competitive ´Innovation Challenge´ launched by the SDG Philanthropy Platform in Ghana to source innovations to contribute to addressing water challenges facing the country.

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