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  • Statement by UNDP administrator Helen Clark on Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment and the poorJun 18, 2015I welcome Pope Francis' very important contribution to the climate change debate through his encyclical on the environment and the poor. The poor and the marginalized in our societies are the ones who are the most vulnerable to climate change, and are also the ones hardest hit by its impacts

  • Ghana launches Green Climate Fund Readiness ProgrammeJun 10, 2015The Government of Ghana in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has officially launched the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness Programme in Accra.

  • Recognizing community efforts to reduce povertyApr 24, 2015The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the Small Grants Programme (SGP) of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Ga West Municipal Assembly is hosting a national event to recognize the outstanding efforts of the Integrated Development in Focus (IDF) and the Yaoman community to reduce poverty through the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. The event will take place on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Yaoman, in the Ga West District of the Greater Accra Region.

  • Ghana commissions Cookstove Testing and Expertise Lab in KumasiMar 31, 2015A partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and the Energy Commission of Ghana has yielded a Cookstove Testing and Expertise Laboratory to serve the Northern sector of Ghana. The facility was jointly commissioned by the Vice Chancellor of KNUST, Prof. William Otoo Ellis and the UNDP Country Director, Mr. Dominic Sam in a brief ceremony in Kumasi on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

  • UNDP receives honorary development partner awardMar 22, 2015The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has received an honorary Development Partner award from the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) during its Annual Awards Ceremony held at the State Banquet Hall in Accra on Saturday, March, 21st 2015.

  • Urgent action on Ebola needed to avert regional collapse, say UN development officialsOct 6, 2014The Ebola health crisis that has claimed thousands of lives must not be allowed to become a crippling socio-economic crisis as well, said a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) official, beginning a 10-day visit to the most affected countries: Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

  • UNDP and partners host first Social Good Summit in Ghana.Sep 22, 2014The United Nations Development Programme and Creative Storm Networks have jointly hosted the first Social Good Summit in Ghana. The event, which took place at the studios of Creative Storm Networks, brought together more than 40 participants who explored the theme: “The role of new technology (or social media) in stimulating action for environmental sanitation in Ghana”.

  • Committee to oversee National Volunteer Infrastructure inaugurated in GhanaAug 1, 2014A National Planning Committee for the implementation of a maiden National Volunteer Infrastructure has been inaugurated in Accra by Hon. Nana Oye Lithur, Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection. The ceremony was witnessed by UNDP Country Director, Mr. Dominic Sam and other stakeholders of volunteerism in Ghana, including the UN Volunteers Programme Officer, Ms. Betty Simate.

  • Localization of the Post-2015 Development Agenda in GhanaJun 16, 2014As the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) draws to a close next year, a new global development agenda is in the offing. The United Nations has been supporting a series of global thematic and national level consultations to solicit inputs on priorities and feedback on means of implementation to help define the future global development framework that will succeed the MDGs.

  • Africa needs a new, inclusive and people-centred development model - Mr. Abdoulie Mar DieyeMay 5, 2014Director for UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa, Mr. Abdoulie Mar Dieye, has said, “Africa needs a new, inclusive development model that places the wellbeing of the people at the centre of economic growth and development”. This was contained in a goodwill message read on his behalf by Mr. Lebogang Motlana, Director of UNDP Regional Services Centre during the recent Pan-African Conference on “Inequalities in the Context of Structural Transformation” which took place in Accra from April 28-30, 2014.