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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 long term strategies to make Ghana a climate resilient country. The UN system in Ghana has a long t more

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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 be addressed before they undermine peace and security of the nation as well as the human developmen more

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Exchanging guns for peace

Naa Salifu Jongara, a 56-year-old dressed in a colourful local smock, appears quite peaceful as he feeds his herd of sheep in the Upper West region.But things weren’t always this tranquil.  Naa Jongara is a member of one of the feuding factions in Wa’s long-running chieftaincy row.“I used to ha more

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ICT empowers rural children

For many school children in deprived communities in Ghana, ICT was just a distant dream. Their schools did not have computers. In some cases, there were a few old models which none of them was allowed to practice with. Akosua Ampomah and her friends at Nkawie in the Ashanti Region were excited to s more

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Pumping water, building peace: How clean water is helping to bring relief to Northern Ghana

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 boreholes were contaminated with toxins, and whatever few other water sources available were hotly dis more

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Supporting small communities to manage huge hippopotamuses

On the fringes of Ghana’s north-western border with Burkina Faso lies a breathtaking haven for the country’s only surviving hippos.Wechiau, a community located in the Wa West district of the Upper-West Region, is not only home to some 18 hippopotamuses, which have survived the harsh environment and more

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Tapping into the women's gold

When crushed and processed, the nuts of the shea tree yield a vegetable fat known as shea butter. Generations of women in northern Ghana have passed on to their daughters the technique of manually harvesting and processing shea nuts into butter. Shea butter is used as cooking oil for traditional dis more

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UNDP furnishes offices of Ghana Legal Aid Scheme

UNDP presented office supplies to the Legal Aid Scheme during a colorful event in Kumasi with a view to supporting the efforts of the Government of Ghana in justice delivery in the country. These comprise motorcycles, furniture, photocopiers, scanners, computers and accessories valued at $300,000. more

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