Peace and Development Analysis in Ghana


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Peace and Development Analysis in Ghana

April 14, 2022

To improve Ghana’s progress towards the achievement of peace priorities and targets in maintaining the existing peace architecture while preventing conflict, the following entry points and opportunities exist:

  • The launch of the National Security Strategy in July 2021 and the National Framework for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Terrorism (NAFPCVET) provide critical platforms for coordinating the total national response effort to protect and safeguard the nation from threats, risks, challenges to its security and stability from both the domestic and international environments.
  • The signing of a Memorandum of Agreement by the security agencies on integrated security in 2019 provides a firm framework from which to address the existing border security challenges.
  • Opportunities are also presented by the National Border Security Fusion Center, whose focus is to increase collaboration and sharing of information among the agencies. National and regional Border Security Committee also provide a platform for information sharing and collaborative work.
  • The Peace Fund provides a viable avenue for resourcing the National Peace Council (NPC) to take proactive measures to prevent violence and conflicts. Operationalizing the fund will go a long way to enable a proactive and preventative approach to dealing with threats of peace and security.
  • The Affirmative Action Bill is an opportunity to improve the participation and inclusion of women and other minority groups in preserving the peace architecture of the country. In addition, the effective implementation of the National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325 (GHANAP II) will ensure that women, particularly young women, take their place in the peace and security landscape of the country. The development of a National Action Plan on the UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security is also important to fully engage the youth to contribute to promoting peace and security.

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Regions and Countries
Sustainable Development Goals