Stories


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.  


Solar-Powered Irrigation: A Boost for Farming Productivity

Solar-powered irrigation pumps provided by UNDP and the Energy Commission is supporting smallholder farmers in Northern Ghana to irrigate their vegetable and fruit fields all year-round, resulting in…  


Simple hand-pump borehole technology helps reverse the risks of drought and flood 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 within the reach of the poor 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…  


Blacksmiths rebuilding hope from the rubble in Ghana

On the fringes of the once-dreaded town of Yendi – in the district of the same name in northeastern Ghana – sits middle-aged Abukari Abdulai in the shade of a rundown blacksmith’s shop. Abdulai is the…  


Pumping water, building peace

Fatimata Seidu, a 12-year-old girl from Changli in Northern Ghana, used to spend long hours fetching water. An age-old practice of burying the dead inside houses in her community meant that several…  


Consolidating Peace in Northern Ghana

Although Ghana is seen as an oasis of stability in a volatile West African sub region, it nonetheless faces a number of human security challenges, especially in the three northern regions, which must…  

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