Solidaridad partners with World Bank to promote resilient landscapes in Ghana

10 May 2017

The World Bank has approved funding of $5.5 million under the Ghana Dedicated Grant Mechanism (G-DGM) for local communities. The project will support 52 communities in natural resources management in the Brong Ahafo and western regions of the country.

Under the G-DGM, Solidaridad will partner with the Forest Investment Programme (FIP) and the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) project to strengthen the knowledge and practices of communities for reducing deforestation and improving the sustainable management of their activities. This initiative will take place during a three-year period from 2017 to 2020.

Protecting people on the land

The Regional Director for Solidaridad in West AFrica, Isaac Gyamfi, said the G-DGM project fits within the organization’s strategic approach to landscape management. “Solidaridad brings together smallholder producers, communities and stakeholders to influence economic players to ensure landscapes are used in a way that improves biodiversity and reduced emissions while ensuring the socio-economic interest of the people on the land,” he said.

The G-DGM project will facilitate the following aspects of sustainable management:

  • adoption of climate-smart agricultural farming systems

  • knowledge sharing on best practices

  • better understanding of REDD+ programme

  • conservation of forests

  • sustainable forest management, including the enhancement of forest carbon and clean energy use options by participating communities

The G-DGM project will be managed by a national steering committee consisting of representatives of the local communities as well as observers from government and non-governmental agencies. Solidaridad West Africa is the implementing agency on behalf of the national steering committee.

Learn more about Solidaridad programmes in West Africa

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