UNDP and Japan support efforts to improve disease monitoring capacities in West Africa
Oct 3, 2017
The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) is organizing a workshop to strengthen and assist border communities to improve disease monitoring capacities and Early Warning Systems in West African Countries. The workshop, which opens today until Friday, October 6 comes on the heels of the Ebola Viral Disease, which affected Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
UNDP joins University of Cape Coast students for the 2017 Social Good Summit
Sep 25, 2017
More than 500 students participated in the 2017 Social Good Summit (#2030NOW) which took place at the Auditorium 900 of the University of Cape Coast in Ghana's Central Region on Wednesday, September 20. The session was the fourth successive annual event implemented in Ghana since the maiden one in 2014. It was hosted jointly by UNDP and the Casely Hayford (CASFORD) Hall of the University of Cape Coast with support from Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited.
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.
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$50,000 to Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and community groups for the most innovative initiatives.
Workshops on productive uses of energy held
Aug 14, 2017
As part of UNDP support to the implementation of the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative, the Energy Commission created awareness on Productive Uses of Energy (PEU) in two workshops held in the Volta and Ashanti Regions in May 2017. Eighty (80) stakeholders from various government agencies, private sector and academia came together to discuss the previous and current PUE interventions and put forward constructive ideas on how to improve Ghana’s energy situation.
UNDP supports livelihood improvement in Kenyase No. 3 in the Brong Ahafo Region
Aug 9, 2017
UNDP has donated ¢20,000 and eight pieces of Gari ElephantsTM to the Kenyase No. 3 Cassava Processing Association in the Brong Ahafo Region. The gesture was to enhance the productive capacity of women in the community for sustainable livelihoods and to promote cookstoves that are energy efficient and environmentally friendly.
Three receive awards to improve access to safe water in Ghana
Jul 20, 2017
Three social innovators – Saha Global, TREND and CONIWAS – have received grant awards totalling US$ 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.