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Understanding the value of water in the decade of action for sustainable development

This year’s theme for World Water Day is Valuing Water. Appreciating the true value of water will prompt us to take action to protect this vital resource for the benefit of all.  

COVID 19 pandemic: one-year experience from teleworking

Teleworking, due to COVID-19, seems to be helpful but came with its own associated challenges.  

The next frontier of human development - the shared fate of people and planet

Ghana joins the rest of the world in launching a landmark report that shapes the new frontier in global human development. The report recognizes that for the first time in a relationship spanning…  

Women’s Participation in Decision Making: Why it Matters

Supporting more women into decision making during this year’s election and beyond would help to reverse the currently low levels of women’s participation and representation in political…  

Changing behaviour: lessons in community waste management in Ghana

This blog discusses lessons from a 3-month project to clean up an inner-city community in Accra, which was grappling with problems of indiscriminate dumping of waste.  

How Ghana is Strengthening its Climate Plan

The clock on the UN’s Decade of Action has started ticking fast and 2020 marks a critical five-year milestone for Ghana under the Paris Agreement. Ghana has begun the process of revising its NDCs…  

Operationalizing Volunteer Credits to protect and transform businesses amidst COVID-19

Members of professional associations and individuals should consider earning ‘Volunteer Credits’ by taking actions that protect businesses and help them transform.  

Leaving no one behind, lessons from COVID-19

COVID-19 has exposed the dangers inequalities can have on the collective survival of societies.  

Crisis is the Mother of Invention: Mitigating COVID-19 through Innovation

Resilience and creativity are critical in fighting COVID-19 and UNDP’s global network of Accelerator Labs is uniquely placed to support innovation at this time.  

COVID-19: Learning in the midst of the crisis

COVID-19 will be over one day, but lessons I learnt in my early career at UNDP will never be forgotten.  

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