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Authority initiates steps to develop Volta River Basin Water Charter

Volta River

The Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso-based Volta Basin Authority (VBA) has initiated a series of consultative processes towards developing a Water Charter for the integrated management of water resources in the six riparian countries of the Volta Basin. The countries are Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mali, Benin, Togo and Cote d’ Ivoire. The Water Charter’s vision is, “a basin shared by willing and ...

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Images: 4th SAWAP conference in Ghana

Sawap conference

The 12 nations of the Sahel and West Africa Programme in Support of the Great Green Wall Initiative (SAWAP) a couple of months ago converged on the Ghanaian capital city of Accra on the occasion of the project’s 4th Conference. Each nation presented the success stories of their projects, as well as the lessons learnt from their experiences. Afterwards, participants ...

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SDGs implementation in Ghana gets needed political backing

President-Nana-Akuffo-Addo-Ghana

The acceptance by President Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo of Ghana to chair the national High Level Inter-ministerial Committee on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been described as a move that has given the needed political backing to the implementation of the global goals in the country. And, to further demonstrate his commitment to this move, the President has ...

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World Day to Combat Desertification: Land degradation worsening in Ghana

Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng

To one schooled in natural resources management, it is simply unthinkable why a farmer would cultivate crops on river banks or even farm in river beds. If you belong to the scholastic group, you understand that this kind of farming practice is unsustainable, and undermines livelihood and development. But, for the farmer, it is an issue of livelihood survival, in ...

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UN, GCF, support Ghana, Tonga’s clean energy, drought resilience drive

Jukka Uosukainen

In what looks like the first collaboration of its kind, the Governments of Ghana and Tonga will receive Readiness and Preparatory Support from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for green technology assistance delivered by the Climate Technology Centre & Network (CTCN), thus marking a new engagement between the Finance and Technology Mechanisms of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate ...

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Tanzania, Rwanda, Ghana win $7m renewable energy projects award

ACF

Winners of the 2017 $7 million Access Co-Development Facility (ACF) competition have been unveiled. The announcement was made on Thursday, June 8, 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark by Access Power , a developer, owner and operator of renewable power projects in emerging markets, in partnership with EREN Renewable Energy, a global independent power producer. The three winning projects, hailing from Tanzania, Rwanda ...

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Expert advocates overhaul of governing processes within Ghana’s natural resources sector

GIMPA

A Ghanaian environmental legal expert has called for a new governance approach for the sustainable management and use of the nation’s natural resources. This, he says, will require interactions among structures, processes and traditions that determine how power and responsibilities are exercised, how decisions are taken, and how citizens or stakeholders engage. The expert, Clement Kojo Akapame of the Ghana ...

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Ghana forum demands year-long moratorium to address impact of illegal mining

Irresponsible Mining

The people of Bepotintin near Ashanti Bekwi in Ghana are probably relieved, following the arrest of the Chinese born “galamsey” or illegal mining operator, Aisha Huang, whose area of operation included their farmlands. They must be relieved because the continuous vandalising of their erstwhile cocoa farms has ceased. But their relief is short-lived, because their once lucrative cocoa farms are no ...

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Ghanaian public-private partnership turns waste to asset

Waste-Ghana

At long last, Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) have now been provided with a model to deal with the nagging issue of properly managing liquid and solid waste. The model processes faecal sludge (including human faeces), food waste and sawdust into compost manure, thereby redeeming what has now become a nationwide menace into a national asset. This has been ...

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Ghana: Independent Forest Monitoring will strengthen legal compliance, say experts

Independent Forest Monitoring

Despite Africa’s dwindling forest resources over the years, institutions and organisations continue to evolve strategies to salvage the integrity of what is left of the continent’s forests.  One of the strategies being applied now is the Independent Forest Monitoring (IFM). The IFM is a strategy for addressing one of the identified drivers of deforestation, which is the weak or non-enforcement ...

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