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.
A short course in disaster risk management launched in Ghana
Oct 27, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) and the University of Cape Coast (UCC) has launched an innovative short course that aims at building the capacity of Government practitioners in disaster risk management and ensure its mainstreaming in development processes.
Political parties discuss plans for climate resilience in Ghana
Oct 27, 2016
Political parties in Ghana have discussed their plans for making Ghana a climate resilient nation ahead of the December 2016 elections. This took place during the “‘Nkitahodie’ Policy Dialogue on the Paris Agreement” organized by UNDP in Ghana.
Ghana holds maiden media awards on SDGs reporting
Oct 26, 2016
The maiden media awards on SDGs reporting has been held in Accra with Mr. Abdul Hameed Amponsah of Radio Peace, Winneba clinching the top prize. The special awards ceremony which occurred on October 24, UN Day, was to recognize Ghanaian journalists who have demonstrated excellence in reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Women in Politics Pledge to Bridge Gender Inequality on Ghana’s Political landscape
Oct 21, 2016
The purpose of the dialogue was to deconstruct the role of political parties in promoting gender equal political participation and the role political parties can play in supporting women’s inclusion and participation in political processes at all levels.