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Building a climate resilient Ghana

The Sustainable Development Cluster of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Ghana is supporting the Government of Ghana to implement disaster risk reduction programmes, putting in place…  


In Ghana, new refrigerators save energy for thousands of households

“I wish I had replaced my old refrigerator earlier. When it comes to refrigerators, I can find a million reasons why new is better than old,” says George Effah Baffoe, a retired engineer and father of…  


Tapping the sun to increase rural incomes in Ghana

“I know the sun has power, but I never imagined it could change my life for good,” says Hawa Adams, a vegetable farmer. Hawa lives with her husband and eight children in Tamalgu, a farming community…  


Farmers adopt environmentally friendly practices to boost cocoa production

Cocoa farmers in Ghana can now turn to sustainable, climate smart farming practices to boost cocoa production in the country, thanks to their increased understanding of its benefits. Cocoa, which is…  


Reversing the risks of climate change impacts in Northern Ghana

To achieve Goal 6 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - Access to clean water and sanitation - the CREW project supported the drilling of 22 operational boreholes in 22 communities in the…  


Justice now within the reach of the poor and vulnerable in Ghana

I am a happy wife. My husband has quit drinking and our children are now in school, says Faustina Agbesi, a 37-year-old resident of Duayaw Nkwanta. In Ghana, like many African countries, it is…  


Setting the pace for sound health care waste management in Ghana

With support from GEF, UNDP, Government of Ghana and other partners are promoting best practices in health care waste management with autoclaves.  


Increasing water supplies in rural Ghana

More frequent and severe weather events mean unmet water needs. UNDP with MESTI, is helping vulnerable communities in Northern Ghana to better manage their water resources and diversify livelihoods.  


Strengthening Resilience of Rural Women through Dry Season Farming in Ghana

Women in rural communities in most developing countries are often vulnerable to climate change. Dry season farming initiative to build rural women's resilience to climate change impact in Ghana.  


Trees for Water Protection in Northern Ghana

Aisha and many other women in Tampion directly depend on the only dam in the community for domestic and commercial uses. For the residents of Tampion, having water available all year round, is good.  

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