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.
2017 Social Good Summit in Ghana
Sep 12, 2017
The 2017 Social Good Summit (#2030NOW) happens in Cape Coast, Ghana's Central Region. It is brought to you by #UNDP in partnership with the Casely Hayford (CASFORD) Hall of the University of Cape Coast with support from Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited. This year's event keeps the future in focus. Students from the 10 participating schools in the Central Region will have the opportunity to receive insights on career options and the Sustainable Development Goals (#SDGs). Are you a student in Cape Coast and desire to participate in this event? Speak to Isaac: 050 430 3048.
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.
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.