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.
The Secretary-General's message on Nelson Mandela International Day
Jul 18, 2017
Nelson Mandela continues to inspire the world through his example of courage and compassion, and his commitment to social justice and a culture of freedom and peace. I had the honour of meeting Nelson Mandela several times, including during South Africa’s transition. Each time, I was struck by his wisdom, his compassion, and above all, his humility.
NADMO and UNDP sensitize schools in disaster risk reduction
Jul 11, 2017
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) held a 3-day school sensitization exercise under the “Advocacy and Capacity Building on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)” project funded by the World Bank.
UN Secretary-General's Message on World Refugee Day
Jun 22, 2017
World Refugee Day is an expression of solidarity with people who have been uprooted from their homes by war or persecution. The latest figures from the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, show that at least 65.6 million people -- 1 of every 113 members of the human family -- have been forcibly displaced within their own countries or across borders.
UN Secretary-General's Message for the 100-day countdown to the International Day of Peace
Jun 13, 2017
The International Day of Peace, observed every year on 21 September, embodies our shared aspiration to end the needless suffering caused by armed conflict. It offers a moment for the peoples of the world to acknowledge the ties that bind them together, irrespective of their countries of origin. It is a day on which the United Nations calls for a 24-hour global ceasefire, with the hope that one day of peace can lead to another, and another, and ultimately to a stilling of the guns.
World Oceans Day “Our Oceans, Our Future”
Jun 8, 2017
The oceans make our home a blue planet. The oceans regulate climate, generate oxygen, and provide ecosystem services, energy and minerals. The life teeming below their surfaces and along the shorelines is a source of food and medicines. Oceans connect all of us, linking people and nations in cultural ties, and they are essential for sharing goods and services across the world. The importance of our oceans to every single living being on our planet cannot be overstated. Today, we celebrate all that the oceans give us, and reaffirm our commitment to being good stewards.
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.