Country Project Documents - Ghana

  • Generally, it is recognized that forest dwellers in developing countries constitute one of the poorest classes of people in the word. In Ghana, it is estimated that between twelve and fourteen million people live and depend on forests resources for their livelihoods (IUCN, Ghana Country Assessment Report Summary, 2007). The forest provides them with their daily food, shelter, employment and income, health and wellbeing etc.


  • The program started with an opening prayer by Nana Blankson, one of the participants, which was followed by self introduction of all participants indicating their roles in the Forest forums on regional basis.

  • GFP Background, Objectives of Peoples’ Diagnostics, Approach and Methodology, Team Composition, Analysis of Forest Sector, Emerging Issues & Why, Recommendation 

  • Introduction, The Forest Sector, The analysis of the Sector & the Issues, What is happening in the Sector 


    Over the last twenty years, forestry in Ghana has gone through many changes and although considerable successes have been made, many challenges exist. The changes span from review processes leading to the formulation of the 1994 Forest and Wildlife Policy  (FWP) and its attendant legislations; to the processes leading up to the initialling of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) between Government of Ghana and the European Union and the development of the multi-donor support Natural Resource and Environment Governance (NREG) targets.

  • For Ghana’s national REDD+ scheme to be viable, the rights to carbon or the emission credits generated must be clearly delineated, and be accompanied by equitable and efficient benefit sharing systems.