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Ghana, Cocoa and Chocolate Companies partner to protect and restore Forests

Ghana and Cocoa and Chocolate Companies have announced an agreement to accelerate collaboration to protect and restore forests in cocoa-growing areas. With the agreement, the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) and the Forestry Commission of Ghana (GFC) are building a partnership to further align the Ghana Cocoa Forest REDD+ Program (GCFRP) and the Cocoa & Forests Initiative to achieve no deforestation ...

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GIPC, UNDP launch ‘SDG Investment Platform’ to close Ghana’s $43 billion SDG financing gap

The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) has partnered the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to outdoor the “SDG Investment Platform” meant to provide market intelligence on investment opportunities in Ghana to investors. The launch sets in motion the UNDP’s enterprising initiative to accelerate SDG-aligned investments in the country by offering insight, data, and impact measurement tools to both local and ...

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NCCE promotes Alternative Conflict Resolution mechanism

The Greater Accra Regional Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has advised the public to use Alternative Disputes Resolution (ADR) to resolve conflicts. Lucille Hewlett Annan said there was the need to resolve conflict amicably hence the ADR mechanism to deal with societal issues for peaceful co-existence. The NCCE Greater Accra Regional Director gave the advice at ...

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African leaders warn COVID-19 crisis harming climate adaptation push

From heat-resistant crops to insurance that helps nations rebuild after a disaster, efforts to adapt to growing climate risks are taking root in Africa – but the work is too slow and is now threatened by COVID-19, African leaders warned Tuesday. Just 3% of international climate finance is reaching the continent, Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), ...

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Climate change top challenge over the next decade, UNESCO global survey finds

Climate change and loss of biodiversity is seen as the most pressing challenge over the decade, according to the World in 2030 Survey report published on Wednesday by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).  More than 15,000 people worldwide contributed to the survey, which was held online between May and September 2020, and made available in 25 languages.   Respondents were ...

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Sub-Saharan Africa poised for recovery – World Bank

The prospects for recovery of economies of Sub-Saharan Africa looks bright amid actions to contain new waves of the covid-19 pandemic and speed up vaccine rollouts,the World Bank’s biannual economic analysis for the region has revealed. Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is estimated to have contracted by 2.0% in 2020, closer to the lower bound of the forecast in April ...

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United States,Ghana Partner to Strengthen Ghana’s Fisheries Sector

U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Christopher J. Lamora joined officials of the Government of Ghana, academia, civil society, and the private sector in a virtual learning event marking the conclusion of the Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SFMP), a seven-year, $24 million program funded through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The Honorable Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Hawa Koomson, and the Ghana Fisheries ...

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Dissecting 2021 Budget; SEND-Ghana kicks against overreliance on dwindling, unpredictable donor support

SEND- Ghana, a policy research and advocacy civil society organization has cautioned government against overdependence on donor funding across various sectors of the economy. The organization said in a statement read by its Country Director, George Osei-Bimpeh that;    “Overreliance on dwindling and unpredictable donor support have serious implications on the implementation of key interventions. To make Ghana self-sufficient and attain ...

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Embracing Change: A sure way to Inclusive Development

The most painful experience I have had as a mother nurturing a child with cerebral palsy is discrimination. Through no fault of hers, this child faces rejection and exclusion from society. I have experienced at first-hand how schools on hearing that I am seeking admission for my daughter with cerebral palsy will just cut me short to say, “We don’t ...

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Wealthy nations must act to prevent a global ‘vaccine apartheid’

The world faces two possible futures: one in which all nations band together to bring covid-19 under control, and another in which the wealthiest countries emerge from the pandemic but developing nations do not. In this second scenario, two classes emerge — a vaccinated class and an unvaccinated class. The choices wealthy countries make now will determine which future takes ...

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