Ghana

Status on Key Actions


PoWPA Key Action Implementation Progress Global Average
1.1: To establish and strengthen national and regional systems of protected areas integrated into a global network as a contribution to globally agreed goals 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
1.2: To integrate protected areas into broader land- and seascapes and sectors so as to maintain ecological structure and function 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
1.3: To establish and strengthen regional networks, transboundary protected areas (TBPAs) and collaboration between neighbouring protected areas across national boundaries 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
1.4: To substantially improve site-based protected area planning and management 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
1.5: To prevent and mitigate the negative impacts of key threats to protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1
2.1: To promote equity and benefit-sharing 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
2.2: To enhance and secure involvement of indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders 2 - Activity fully underway 2
2.1: Progress in assessing protected area governance 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
3.1: To provide an enabling policy, institutional and socio-economic environment for protected areas 4 - Activity completed 2
3.1: Progress in assessing the contribution of protected areas to local and national economies 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
3.2: To build capacity for the planning, establishment and management of protected areas 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
3.3: To develop, apply and transfer appropriate technologies for protected areas 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
3.4: To ensure financial sustainability of protected areas and national and regional systems of protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1
3.5: To strengthen communication, education and public awareness 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
4.1: To develop and adopt minimum standards and best practices for national and regional protected area systems 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
4.2: To evaluate and improve the effectiveness of protected areas management 2 - Activity fully underway 1
4.3: To assess and monitor protected area status and trends 2 - Activity fully underway 1
4.4: To ensure that scientific knowledge contributes to the establishment and effectiveness of protected areas and protected area systems 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
Progress in incorporating climate change aspects into protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
Progress in marine protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 1

Priority Actions

countries
1
actions
13
steps
13
timeframe
2012 - 2020
cost
$65,540,000

Awareness creation and Knowledge Management
2012 - 2020 $6,000,000
2012 - 2020 $6,000,000
Asset and Benefit Sharing
2012 - 2020 $1,500,000
2012 - 2020 $1,500,000
Compile a Directory of all existing ex situ components of Biodiversity in Ghana
2012 - 2020 $30,000
2012 - 2020 $30,000
Monitoring and Evaluation and management of ex situ component of Biodiversity
2012 - 2020 $10,000
2012 - 2020 $10,000
Needs Assessment and Capacity Building
2012 - 2020
2012 - 2020
Conservation of Biodiversity
2012 - 2020
2012 - 2020
Development of Communication strategies
2012 - 2020 $200,000
2012 - 2020 $200,000
Governance of Administration
2012 - 2020 $100,000
2012 - 2020 $100,000
Strengthening of Legal Frameworks on Biodiversity
2012 - 2020 $400,000
2012 - 2020 $400,000
Develop and Implement Resource Mobilization strategies
2012 - 2020 $600,000
2012 - 2020 $600,000
Maintain and Enhance Biodiversity Conservation
2012 - 2020 $50,000,000
2012 - 2020 $50,000,000
Management of Invasive alien species
2012 - 2020 $2,700,000
2012 - 2020 $2,700,000
Incorporate Biodiversity into National Agricultural policy
2012 - 2020 $4,000,000
2012 - 2020 $4,000,000

GEF Projects

Ghana is a member of a constituency comprised of the following 8 countries : Benin, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Togo
Name Focus Approved On Completed On Status Grant Cofinance
Support to Preparation of the Second National Biosafety Reports to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety-Africa Biodiversity 2011-05-16 CEO Approved 993,950 USD 840,000 USD
Combating Living Resource Depletion and Coastal Area Degradation in the Guinea Current LME through Ecosystem-based Regional Actions International Waters 2003-11-21 2011-06-30 Under Implementation 21,449,184 USD 33,871,292 USD
SPWA-CC Promoting Coherence, Integration and Knowledge Management under Energy Component of SPWA Climate Change 2010-01-26 CEO Approved 700,000 USD 700,000 USD
Reducing UPOPs and Mercury Releases from the Health Sector in Africa POPs 2012-06-07 Council Approved 6,453,195 USD 25,810,000 USD
SPWA-BD: GEF Program in West Africa: Sub-component on Biodiversity Biodiversity 2008-11-13 Council Endorsed 0 USD 0
SIP PROGRAM: Strategic Investment Program for SLM in Sub-Saharan Africa (SIP) Land Degradation 2007-06-14 Council Approved 2,593,673 USD 0 USD
Building Partnerships to Assist Developing Countries to Reduce the Transfer of Harmful Aquatic Organisms in Ships' Ballast Water (GloBallast Partnerships) International Waters 2007-06-14 Under Implementation 6,387,840 USD 17,701,939 USD
Lighting the "Bottom of the Pyramid" Climate Change 2006-08-01 2011-05-31 Under Implementation 5,400,000 USD 6,750,000 USD
Supporting Capacity Building for the Elaboration of National Reports and Country Profiles by African Parties to the UNCCD Land Degradation 2004-06-08 2005-06-30 Project Closure 900,000 USD 900,000 USD
Demonstrating and Capturing Best Practices and Technologies for the Reduction of Land-sourced Impacts Resulting from Coastal Tourism International Waters 2006-08-01 Under Implementation 6,014,600 USD 23,356,816 USD
SIP-Stimulating Community Initiatives in Sustainable Land Management (SCI-SLM) Land Degradation 2008-03-11 Under Implementation 937,391 USD 1,182,181 USD
Climate, Water and Agriculture: Impacts on and Adaptation of Agro-Ecological Systems in Africa Multi Focal Area 2001-12-14 2005-12-31 Project Closure 700,000 USD 540,000 USD
Capacity-building for Improving Greenhouse Gas Inventories (West and Francophone Central Africa) Climate Change 2002-10-15 IA Approved 2,992,470 USD 605,585 USD
Community-based Management of On-farm Plant Genetic Resources in Arid and Semi-arid Areas of Sub-Saharan Africa Biodiversity 2001-01-04 2006-04-01 Project Closure 750,000 USD 1,300,000 USD
African NGO-Government Partnership for Sustainable Biodiversity Action Biodiversity 1997-05-01 2003-05-05 Project Closure 4,544,080 USD 7,120,000 USD
Conservation Priority-Setting for the Upper Guinea Forest Ecosystems, West Africa Biodiversity 1998-05-08 2001-03-31 Project Closure 742,000 USD 207,000 USD
Biodiversity Data Management Capacitation in Developing Countries and Networking Biodiversity Information Biodiversity 1994-06-01 1999-03-30 Project Closure 4,000,000 USD 1,390,000 USD
West Africa Regional Fisheries Program in Ghana International Waters 2008-04-24 CEO Endorsed 0 USD 0 USD
Establishing an Effective and Sustainable Structure for Implementing Multilateral Environmental Agreements Multi Focal Area 2008-05-01 CEO Approved 500,000 USD 284,300 USD
Promoting Value Chain Approach to Adaptation in Agriculture Climate Change 2010-11-18 CEO Endorsed 2,600,000 USD 8,500,000 USD
Integrating Climate Change into the Management of Priority Health Risks Climate Change 2009-06-24 CEO Endorsed 1,818,182 USD 3,750,000 USD
Energy Development and Access Project (formerly) Development of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Climate Change 2006-08-01 Under Implementation 5,500,000 USD 157,000,000 USD
Capacity Building for PCB Elimination POPs 2007-11-16 IA Approved 3,850,000 USD 4,653,000 USD
Sustainable Land Management for Mitigating Land Degradation, Enhancing Agricultural Biodiversity and Reducing Poverty (SLaM) Land Degradation 2004-04-14 2010-03-31 Project Completion 945,000 USD 813,023 USD
Enabling Activities to Facilitate Early Action on the Implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Ghana POPs 2001-10-29 2007-12-31 Project Closure 497,000 USD 0
Northern Savanna Biodiversity Conservation (NSBC) Project Biodiversity 2000-05-01 2009-02-28 Project Closure 7,930,000 USD 39,900,000 USD
Preparation of Initial National Communication for the Implementation of the UNFCCCC Climate Change 1997-07-16 IA Approved 94,760 USD 0
Natural Resource Management Biodiversity 1997-08-01 2007-06-20 Project Closure 8,925,000 USD 44,700,000 USD
SPWA-CC: GEF Strategic Program for West Africa: Energy Component (PROGRAM) Climate Change 2008-11-13 Council Endorsed 0 USD 0
Sahel and West Africa Program in Support of the Great Green Wall Initiative Multi Focal Area 2011-05-26 Council Approved 73,750,000 USD 1,810,000,000 USD
Building Capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa to Respond to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Climate Change 1992-12-01 IA Approved 2,000,000 USD 0
Support to GEF Eligible Parties for Alignment of National Action Programs and Reporting Process under UNCCD Land Degradation 2012-06-07 CEO Endorsed 2,830,000 USD 2,750,000 USD
SPWA-Development of a Trans-frontier Conservation Area Linking Forest Reserves and Protected Areas in Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire Biodiversity 2009-09-16 PPG Approved 909,090 USD 1,200,000 USD
Supporting the Implementation of the Global Monitoring Plan of POPs in West Africa POPs 2008-03-27 IA Approved 530,000 USD 545,000 USD
SIP-Equatorial Africa Deposition Network (EADN) Multi Focal Area 2007-06-14 CEO Endorsed 1,965,000 USD 6,050,000 USD
Biodiversity and Agricultural Commodities Program (BACP), Phase 1 Biodiversity 2006-08-01 Under Implementation 7,435,750 USD 11,674,000 USD
Regional Project to Develop Appropriate Strategies for Identifying Sites Contaminated by Chemicals listed in Annexes A, B and/or C of the Stockholm Convention POPs 2006-08-01 Under Implementation 2,650,000 USD 2,000,000 USD
Removing Barriers to Invasive Plant Management in Africa Biodiversity 2005-04-06 2010-07-01 Project Completion 5,725,000 USD 6,173,980 USD
Conservation & Management of Pollinators for Sustainable Agriculture through an Ecosystem Approach Biodiversity 2007-06-14 IA Approved 8,510,682 USD 18,647,321 USD
Renewable Energy Enterprise Development - Seed Capital Access Facility Climate Change 2005-06-08 Under Implementation 8,700,000 USD 40,500,000 USD
Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment Climate Change 2000-11-01 IA Approved 6,812,000 USD 2,508,000 USD
Addressing Transboundary Concerns in the Volta River Basin and its Downstream Coastal Area International Waters 2003-05-16 Under Implementation 5,844,880 USD 10,374,400 USD
Development and Protection of the Coastal and Marine Environment in Sub-Saharan Africa International Waters 2000-07-26 2002-12-31 Project Closure 750,000 USD 975,000 USD
Water Pollution Control and Biodiversity Conservation in the Gulf of Guinea Large Marine Ecosystem (LME) International Waters 1991-12-01 1998-03-01 Project Closure 6,000,000 USD 512,700 USD
Biodiversity Country Studies - Phase I Biodiversity 1992-03-01 1995-02-01 Project Closure 5,000,000 USD 801,000 USD
People, Land Management, and Environmental Change (PLEC) Biodiversity 1997-05-01 2002-02-28 Project Closure 6,276,300 USD 4,817,000 USD
Climate Change Enabling Activity (Additional Financing for Capacity Building in Priority Areas) Climate Change 2001-02-15 CEO Approved 100,000 USD 0
SPWA BD: Management of Riparian Biological Corridors Biodiversity 2008-12-19 CEO Approved 1,000,000 USD 5,100,000 USD
SPWA-CC Promoting of Appliance Energy Efficiency and Transformation of the Refrigerating Appliances Market in Ghana. (under West Africa Energy Program:3789) Climate Change 2009-06-24 CEO Endorsed 1,772,727 USD 3,900,000 USD
West Africa Regional Fisheries Program APL B1 International Waters 2008-04-24 CEO Endorsed 5,550,000 USD 51,800,000 USD
Review of the National Biodiversity Strategy, Development of the Action Plan and Participation in the National Clearing House Mechanism Biodiversity 2008-08-01 CEO Approved 430,000 USD 80,000 USD
SIP-Sustainable Land Management in Ghana Land Degradation 2007-06-14 Under Implementation 7,400,000 USD 40,000,000 USD
Ghana Urban Transport Climate Change 2006-06-09 Under Implementation 7,350,000 USD 29,000,000 USD
Community-based Integrated Natural Resources Management Project in Okyeman Multi Focal Area 2003-08-04 2008-02-19 Project Closure 848,000 USD 629,000 USD
National Capacity Self-Assessment for Global Environmental Management (NCSA) Multi Focal Area 2003-01-27 IA Approved 200,000 USD 22,000 USD
Biodiversity Conservation of Lake Bosumtwe Basin Biodiversity 2000-05-18 2005-09-30 Project Closure 520,000 USD 98,000 USD
Renewable Energy-Based Electricity for Rural, Social and Economic Development in Ghana Climate Change 1996-10-01 2001-06-16 Project Completion 2,531,000 USD 600,000 USD
Coastal Wetlands Management Biodiversity 1991-12-01 1999-12-31 Project Closure 7,200,000 USD 1,100,000 USD

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  • United Nations Environment Programme