Ghana

The program creates an opportunity for local communities to demonstrate ownership of processes and initiatives to address local environmental challenges that usually have implications for their livelihoods.
Mr. Raymond Babanawo
GEF Operational Focal Point
Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology

"GEF SGP is an important partner in environmental management in Ghana because the program creates an opportunity for local communities to demonstrate ownership of processes and initiatives to address local environmental challenges that usually have implications for their livelihoods."

 
The NSC has ensured that the targets set by project proponents are achievable by critically reviewing all the proposals. Thus there has been a very high level of efficiency in the operations of the SGP, which has culminated in its great success.
Dr. James Adomako
SGP National Steering Committee
Ghana Senior Lecturer, Department of Botany, University of Ghana

What has been the most significant contribution of the National Steering Committee (NSC)?

"Many of the project proposals that are received by SGP from NGOs and CBOs often set targets that appear to be unrealistic when viewed against the proposed time frames. The NSC has ensured that the targets set by project proponents are achievable by critically reviewing all the proposals. Thus there has been a very high level of efficiency in the operations of the SGP, which has culminated in its great success."

In your view, what is the most unique aspect of SGP?

"SGP works with local NGOs and CBOs on projects that deliver global environmental benefits as well as help alleviate extreme poverty among rural folks. Almost all the projects have capacity building components as well as alternative livelihood programmes that enhance the living standards of the participants."

 
SGP has helped the Woadze community start working on conserving the biodiversity of the Weto Mountain and start using the River Dayi for small scale irrigation to produce vegetables for local and export market.
Mr. Ken Kinney
Grantee
Executive Director at Development Institute

"In the Volta Region of Ghana, SGP has helped the Woadze community start working on conserving the biodiversity of the Weto Mountain and start utilizing the River Dayi for small scale irrigation to produce vegetables for the local and export market.

SGP has also show the Development Institute what it can do with communities. SGP was the platform for our work and a link to other project funding in the area of natural resource management, biodiversity conservation and environmental education. For us, the Development Institute, SGP was a good starting point."

 

Contact

Dr. George Ortsin
National Coordinator
Phone:+ 233-242-977980
 
Ms. Lois Sarpong
Programme Assistant
Phone: +233 505740909
 
Address
UNDP, Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme P.O. Box 1423,Accra, Greater Accra233-302