Fri, Jan

Sustainable Development Goals for Ghana

  • According to figures and definitions being shared across Ghanaian media platforms, the Ghana Statistical Service, the Ghana Habitat for Humanity findings, UN-Habitat Factsheet 21, UN-OHCHR, research publications by Ghanaian and non-Ghanaian academics, we have a pervasive homeless and housing problem in Ghana that has been a ticking time-bomb since the early 2000s.

  • Clearly, the disease has compromised the health and wellbeing of the global population, reversing efforts at attaining, especially the sustainable development goal three, that seeks to ensure good healthy population by cutting down mortality, raising life expectancy and economic growth.

    Written By Salifu Abdul-Rahaman - In September 2015, the global community under the aegis of the United Nations Organisation(UN), General Assembly adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as a new holistic approach to achieving sustainable development.

  • The role of the individual in the attainment of the SDGs, however, is my area of greatest concern. The “push and pull” concept is a key partnership strategy in achieving the SDGs.

    Written By Sampson Amanyo-Zickson - Humanity is currently strolling at, perhaps, the most exciting and challenging times in history.

  • Five winners will be awarded the grand prize and have their work showcased at an international level, helping them to expand their work

    The President of Ghana and Co-Chair of the Group of Eminent Advocates for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has launched a pan-African award for a new generation of early stage social innovators in Africa who are solving pressing problems in the SDG focus areas.

  • No one will help us if we do not help ourselves. Africa is no longer asking to be taught how to fish. Africa is already rowing towards the utopia enunciated in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the Africa Union's Agenda 2063.

    Written By Cesar A. Mba Abogo - In 1990, when Cameroon's football team did the unthinkable and beat Argentina in the World Cup, the proportion of the world's population living below the poverty line was 37.1 per cent. Fast-forward 35 years later to 2015, following a global adoption of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this figure now stands at 9.6%.

  • The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) estimates that during the 10-year period between 2005 and 2015, the volume of impact capital deployed in Ghana equalled US$1.69 billion.

    Written By Ebenezer Kumi - Speak with many Ghanaian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) about green and circular economy business practices and chances are they would be highly skeptical and believe those practices are for advanced companies elsewhere: luxuries Ghanaian SMEs cannot afford and are not ready for.

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