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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ghanaian Women and Youth to Mitigate Election Conflict through the Women’s Situation Room
Dec 8, 2016
“The WSR is an African initiative by Africans for Africa; We are here to resolve conflict in real time” said the Initiator of the Women’s Situation Room, Counsellor Yvette Chesson-Wureh. She added the involvement of youth is extremely crucial in the WSR since they are the best champions of peace.
Volunteers Get a Global Applause
Dec 6, 2016
In Ghana, UNV initiated an award scheme with AIESEC youth groups across the country to highlight the importance of volunteerism in Ghana’s development through project presentations that would provide solutions to any of the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs.
Environmental Sustainability Tops Agenda in Peduase
Dec 2, 2016
Under the all-inclusive goal of empowering lives and building resilient nations, UNDP in Ghana focuses on three inter-connected thematic areas namely promoting Inclusive Growth, Democratic Governance and Sustainable Development.
UNDP and partners support forum on responsible social media use
Nov 14, 2016
Ahead of the December 7 elections in Ghana, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and partners have supported the hosting of a maiden public forum on free and responsible use of social media in the country. The event organized by the National Media Commission sought to identify and harness the beneficial use of social media to deepen Ghana's democratic credentials.
Ghana launches a National Climate Change and Green Economy Learning Strategy
Oct 31, 2016
With support from UNDP, the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) has launched the Climate Change and Green Economy Learning Strategy (CCGELS) to promote climate change education, awareness and learning in Ghana on 28 October 2016.