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15 Aug 2017 description

Highlights

  • Two Ghanaian industrial processors - Premium Foods Limited and Yedent Agro-processing Company - have received a total of USD 2.4 million to expand their production capacities to locally produce specialised nutritious foods for stunting prevention in Ghana. This initiative is through collaboration with the Canadian Government.

  • Government ministers have been updated on the initial findings of the draft Zero Hunger Strategic report, as a prelude to the upcoming stakeholders’ consultation on the report.

11 Aug 2017 description

Aflao – A cross-border meeting was organized this week (09/08) by IOM Ghana and the Lagos–Abidjan Corridor Organization (ALCO) in Aflao on the Ghana-Togo border to strengthen cross-border communication and coordination between the two countries.

Improving the cross-border communication should help Ghana and Togo to prevent, detect and respond to infectious diseases and other potential public health issues.

09 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

“The answer is four,” said Patricia, 10, smiling brightly before she walked to the chalk board with confidence to write the answer to the maths problem in class that morning.

Division was the topic of today’s primary 2 maths lesson at Afoko District Assembly School in Sandema, district capital of Bulisa North in Ghana’s Upper East region and Patricia Adeborinsa was listening closely to her teacher’s instructions.

31 Jul 2017 description

Accra – A charter flight from Libya carrying 138 Ghanaians (135 men and 3 women) who wished to return home voluntarily landed at 4pm on Thursday, 27 July 2017. These migrants, who opted for a humanitarian voluntary return to Ghana, are among the many Ghanaians living in irregular situations in Libya, often in very difficult conditions. Many of them had spent months and even years in detention centers there.

18 Jul 2017 description
report Government of Ghana

The Minister for the Interior, Mr. Ambrose Dery has revealed that Ghana is home to nearly fourteen thousand (14,000) refugees who have escaped from ravages of war in the home countries of Liberia, Togo, Sudan, Cote D’Ivoire amongst others.

He has therefore called for the need to tackle the root causes of refugee problems in the sub-region in particular and the Continent as a whole.

The Minister made these statements during the inauguration of the Eleven- Member Ghana Refugee Board in Accra on Monday, July 10, 2017.

15 Jul 2017 description

This article explores the nexus between mobility, livelihoods, and socioeconomic status of refugees in the Buduburam refugee settlement in Ghana. Currently, refugee livelihoods are increasingly characterized by multi-directional movement and multi-locality, coupled with complex social networks. Given the relative freedom of movement for refugees in Ghana and the subregion, certain groups in Buduburam were engaged in mobile livelihoods, including cross-border trading of cell phones, used clothing, and jewelery across West Africa.

23 Jun 2017 description

Ghana – The UN Migration Agency (IOM), in partnership with the United States Government and the Government of Ghana, hosted a three-day training for 14 Ghanaian judges on “Adjudication of Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Cases”, especially those involving children.

16 Jun 2017 description

Beatrice Mosello

Executive summary The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) embedded water and sanitation as fundamental pillars of development. Their successors, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) went a step further and shifted the focus from service delivery to service delivery ‘for all’, thereby adding a fundamental concern with equity. Despite significant progress, however, huge disparities in access to and use of improved water and sanitation facilities between the richest and the poorest, as well as between quintiles, remain.

25 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • As part of Ghana Zero Hunger Strategic Review process, stakeholders in food and nutrition security from all the regions in Ghana have participated in consultations to discuss ways to address the key challenges in the sector, and proffer sustainable measures to attain zero hunger.

  • WFP Ghana is initiating discussions with National AIDS Control Programme to leverage the SCOPE platform in a capacity development assistance programme, for the effective implementation of the HIV programme in the Eastern Region.

20 May 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cereal production in 2016 estimated at above average level

  • Overall food supply situation satisfactory following 2016 good harvests

Cropping season in 2017 started in South

Seasonal rains commenced in March in the southern part of the country, allowing land preparation and maize planting to start. Dry conditions prevail in most parts of the North, where planting is expected to begin in the weeks ahead with the onset of the rains.

17 May 2017 description

The World Bank’s Enabling the Business of Agriculture Index (EBA) is a unique tool for measuring the ease of doing agribusiness. EBA data, coupled with contextual analysis and consultations with key stakeholders, can inform priority reforms and allow for transparent result tracking over time and across countries. The index scores the strength of the legal and institutional environment for agribusinesses across eight topics: seed, fertilizer, machinery, finance, markets, transport, water, and ICT.

10 May 2017 description
report Government of Ghana

Mr. Chairman, members of the Pest and Insect Infestation technical committee, our donor partners, the media, ladies and gentlemen. I am happy that you have accepted our invitation to come for this important emergency Technical Committee meeting.

05 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • IOM Study in Ghana Finds Remittances

  • IOM Ghana Promotes Counter Trafficking in Ghana with the Launch of the AntiTrafficking Booklet.

IOM Supports Ghana Police to Combat Child Trafficking

On 21st March, 2017, IOM Ghana provided the Ghana Police Service (GPS) with six vehicles and equipment to combat child trafficking.

05 May 2017 description

United States - On 3 May 2017 the UN Migration Agency (IOM) signed an agreement with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) to launch a new two-year project in Ghana and Ethiopia. The project is aimed at strengthening migration governance to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

24 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • Commodity voucher redemptions have successfully taken off in Northern Ghana. Scale up plans are underway to reach all the planned people under the programme.

  • Following the successful hand-over of the direct implementation of school meals to the national school feeding programme, the focus of WFP Ghana’s support will be to strengthen the capacity of the secretariat to improve the operational effectiveness, and link the programme to smallholder farmers.

Operational Updates