Having a Say in What Affects Your Life: Youth Participation in Kumasi, Ghana

By |2020-06-22T12:43:34+02:00February 21st 2019|Categories: Urban & Metropolitan Governance, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , , , , , |

In Ghana, several policies and laws aim at including youth in urban planning processes. In reality, however, youth do not take part in city development. Emmanuelle Laurinda Godjo analyses the causes and suggests measures that authorities should take.

“The SDGs Are Critical in Everything That We Do”

By |2018-07-12T15:20:35+02:00July 12th 2018|Categories: Governance & Finance|Tags: , , , , |

Political will is a huge factor for effective SDG implementation. Yet, it is equally important that people understand the SDGs as something that directly benefits their daily lives. We spoke to Dr. Isaac Mensa-Bonsu from Ghana’s National Development Planning Commission about their lessons learned in implementing the SDGs.

Interview: The Power of Decentralisation

By |2018-07-12T15:21:16+02:00July 10th 2018|Categories: Decentralisation, Governance & Finance|Tags: , , , , , |

Ghana is one of the frontrunner countries dedicated to implementing the SDGs. Highlighting the local perspective, one area of implementation is the revision of the country's National Urban Policy. URBANET spoke to Sylvanus K. Adzornu from the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development about key drivers for successful implementation of SDGs.

Antananarivo, Madagascar: Partnership for water access transformation

By |2020-06-22T12:41:30+02:00December 14th 2017|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Urban Health, Water & Sanitation|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In order to reach the Sustainable Development Goals related to water, sanitation and hygiene, the government of Madagascar has drawn up an action plan and commissioned JIRAMA, the country’s state-owned electricity and water provider, to improve access to safe water supply.

Learning from peers – Shaping Africa’s urban development

By |2021-02-23T14:53:55+01:00October 5th 2016|Categories: Governance & Finance|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In September 2016, Cities Alliance organised a workshop in Accra, Ghana, to encourage mutual learning between Cities Alliance’s members and active partners in Africa and to create synergies and increase collaboration efforts. The official delegation from Mozambique used this opportunity for an extended study trip in order to exchange with their Ghanaian peers.

Internally Generated Funds – How local governments in Ghana can generate their own money

By |2019-03-12T10:41:49+01:00August 11th 2016|Categories: Governance & Finance, Municipal & Climate Finance|Tags: , , , , , , |

A colourful video overview how local governments in Ghana can increase their Internally Generated Funds and what benefits they provide.

The challenges in achieving sustainable urban development for cities in Ghana

By |2017-10-14T16:15:16+02:00August 9th 2016|Categories: Decentralisation, Governance & Finance|Tags: , , , , , , |

What are the challenges Ghanaian cities face in achieving sustainable development? Isaac Ashai Omdatten, Mayor of Tema, describes how he makes his city more livable.

Creating sustainable and liveable cities to support decentralisation in Ghana

By |2017-10-14T16:26:47+02:00July 21st 2016|Categories: Decentralisation, Governance & Finance|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Rapid urbanisation accelerated by rural-urban and North-South migration due to economic imbalances causes serious challenges for local authorities in Ghana. On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Support for Decentralisation Reforms (SfDR) programme supports the implementation of the Ghanaian decentralisation reforms at regional, district and local level.

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