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  • 31 Mar 2015
    Ghana commissions Cookstove Testing and Expertise Lab in Kumasi

    A 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.

  • 22 Mar 2015
    UNDP receives honorary development partner award

    The 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.

  • 28 Feb 2015
    Ebola: No lasting recovery without a special focus on women, says UNDP

    Women need to be at the center of all efforts to help Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone recover from the Ebola crisis, according to a study by UNDP.

  • 02 Feb 2015
    New UN Resident Coordinator meets President Mahama

    The UN Resident Coordinator for Ghana, Ms. Christine Evans-Klock, has presented her letter of credentials from the UN Secretary General to H.E. President John Mahama at the Flagstaff House in Accra on Monday February 3rd, 2015.

  • 14 Jan 2015
    New Head of UN System pays courtesy call on Foreign Affairs Minister

    The newly appointed UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for Ghana, Ms. Christine Evans-Klock has paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon. Hanna Serwaah Tetteh on Tuesday January 12, 2015.

  • 16 Dec 2014
    UNDP supports political party strengthening in Ghana

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) jointly with the Electoral Commission and political parties to deepen Ghana’s democratic processes and to increase public trust for the parties.

  • 23 Nov 2014
    UNDP supports the development of a national conflict map in Ghana

    A national digital conflict map has been developed and launched in Kumasi, Ghana. The map, which is an online version of a detailed research document, Mapping Conflicts in Ghana, was developed by the University of Cape Coast for the National Peace Council with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 17 Nov 2014
    UNDP supports access to justice for the poor and vulnerable in Yendi

    The people of Yendi and surrounding communities will now have access to free legal services, thanks to the support of UNDP and partners including the Legal Aid Scheme, Legal Resources Centre and the Yendi Municipal Assembly for the launch of the Legal Aid office in the area.

  • 10 Nov 2014
    UNDP hosts experts' meeting on cash payments to Ebola workers

    Under the auspices of the United Nations Mission on Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), the UN and technical experts have met to explore viable options for payment to Ebola workers in the three countries worst affected by the Ebola Viral Disease.

  • 10 Oct 2014
    UNDP Africa chief confers with President Mahama on Ebola

    The UN Assistant Secretary-General and Director of UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa Mr. Abdoulaye Mar Dieye has met with H.E. President John Dramani Mahama to discuss the UN support to the Ebola Viral Disease (EVD).

  • 22 Sep 2014
    UNDP and partners host first Social Good Summit in Ghana.

    The 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”.

  • 08 Sep 2014
    UNDP and GOG launch initiative to facilitate technology transfer from China to Ghana

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and partners have launched an initiative to consolidate the partnership between the Government of Ghana, UNDP and Governments of China and Denmark on Renewable Energy Technology Transfer.

  • 20 Aug 2014
    Five UN Agencies to Help Ghana Green its Economy

    The United Nations, in partnership with the Government of Ghana, has launched an initiative to support national efforts to transition to a greener and more inclusive economy. Known as the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), the initiative would entail mobilizing social awareness and providing specialized training to identifying critical bottlenecks, formulating and assessing policy options, and enabling policy implementation for greening the economy.

  • 13 Aug 2014
    Ghana launches the 2014 Human Development Report

    The national launch of the 2014 Human Development Report (HDR) has taken place in Accra, with a call to address the widening inequality gap attendant upon Ghana's economic growth. In the report, Ghana is ranked 138 out of 187 countries and territories, with a 2013 Human Development Index value of 0.573— which is in the medium human development category.

  • 02 Aug 2014
    Maiden Governance and Peace Poll launched in Ghana

    The findings of the first-ever Governance and Peace Poll (GaP Poll) in Ghana has been launched during a media briefing in Accra on Wednesday July 30th 2014. Commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and its lead partners, and implemented by the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD), the poll is a representative public opinion survey that serves as a mechanism to track the extent to which progress is being made in the areas of governance and peace as they relate to approved work plans under the United Nations Development Assistance Framework.

  • 01 Aug 2014
    Committee to oversee National Volunteer Infrastructure inaugurated in Ghana

    A 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.

  • 05 May 2014
    Africa needs a new, inclusive and people-centred development model - Mr. Abdoulie Mar Dieye

    Director 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.

  • 22 Apr 2014
    UNDP and partners reaffirm commitment to support Ghana’s development agenda

    The United Nations Development Programme and partners have renewed their determination to respond to the Government of Ghana’s development aspirations in line with the Ghana Shared Growth Development Agenda.

  • 12 Mar 2014
    Ruby says goodbye to the UN family in Ghana

    Ms. Ruby Sandhu-Rojon has said adieu to staff of UNDP and the entire UN family in Ghana in a colorful event held at the forecourt of the UNDP premises on Wednesday, March 13, 2014.The farewell ceremony attended by representatives of Government, Heads of UN agencies, UN staff, civil society groups and other invited guests witnessed several goodwill messages and a citation from colleagues and well-wishers.

  • 24 Jan 2014
    Government of Ghana Okays UNDP's Work Plans

    The Government of Ghana (GOG) has given the green light for the implementation of the 2014 development work plans prepared by the United Nations Development Programme and partners. This occurred during a short signing ceremony involving the Ministry of Finance, the UNDP and partners under the GOG-UNDP Partnership for 2014.