Conservation & Development Orgs. in Ghana

Conservation & Development Orgs. in Ghana

CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS - GHANA ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________

Compiled by Preston D. Hardison, Department of Psychology NI-25, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195. E-mail:;

************************************************* Copyright 1993 by The University of Washington Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology and the Center for Indigenous Environment and Development (CIED), Seattle, Washington. Permission Granted for Non-Profit and Educational Distribution Only.

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All Africa Student's Union, P.O. Box M274, Accra North, Ghana. Tel: (233 21) 663 450. Fax: (233 21) 664 293. Ali Turabo (1992).

All Africa Teacher's Organization (AATO), Dr. Nana Ababio Henne, P.O. Box 743, Accra North, Ghana. Tel: 20 (21) 22 1515. Information about environmental activities and organizations in Ghana. Disseminates information on environmental issues, part of the global environmental network.

Association of Women in Development (AWIDE), P.O. Box 7600, Accra, North, Ghana. Tel: (233 21) 222 459. Telex: 2340 or 2394 MNJ GH. Established: 1990. Lucia Quachey (1992). Membership: Specialists, consultants and researchers in production-related activities of women. Collaborates with rural women, through training sessions and action- oriented research projects, to seek environmentally sound solutions to rural industrialisation in ways that will build local capacities. Projects include introducing women to new fuels such as farm waste briquettes, bio-gas and solar energy for cooking and micro-industrial use; tree planting; and organic farming activities.

ECOG, P.O. Box 168, Trade Fair Site, Accra, Ghana. Sakeena Konadu Bonsu (1992). Kwaku Owusu-Mpiani (1992).

Environment Management Services, Accra, Ghana. Tel: (233 21) 776 248.

Environmental Protection Council, Accra, Ghana. Publishes: National Environmental Action Plans - World Bank and Others (available through the World Bank).

Forest Inventory Project (GHA-FOR), Ghana Department of Forestry, P.O. Box 1457, Kumasi, Ghana. Tel: 23 51 2687. Telex: 3036 bth 10 gh. Mr. John Ntim Gyarki: Herbarium Curator. Member of the IUCN SSC African Elephant and Rhino Group (Dec., 1989)(IUCN, 1990).

Friends of the Earth (FoE) Ghana, PO Box 3794, Accra, Ghana Tel: 233(21) 712 613 Telex: 2395 LAUGHGH. Student tree planting at barren mental illness institutions with consultation from the Federal Forestry Office, focusing on the connection between a healthy environment and mental health. Other FOE chapters are organizing tree planting in five regions of Ghana.

Ghana Department of Game and Wildlife (GDDW), Government of Ghana, Ministriels Post Office, P.O. Box M 239, Accra, Ghana. Tel: 233 664 654; 233 666 476. Prof. N.K. Ankudey: Deputy Chief of Game and Wildlife. Member of the IUCN SSC Antelope Group (Dec., 1989)(IUCN, 1990).

Ghana Resource Center for Indigenous Knowledge, School of Agriculture, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana. Tel: (233 42) 2240 9; (233 42) 2480 9. Telex: 2552 ucc gh. Dr. M. Bonsu: Interim Director (1993).

Green Earth Organization (GEO), P.O. Box 16641, Accra North, Ghana. George Ahadzie (1992).

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Via del Serafico 107, 00142 Rome, Italy. Tel: (39-6) 545 92231; (39-6) 545 92210. Telex: 620330 IFAD. Cable: IFAD ROME. Fax: (39-6) 504 3463. Officer-in-Charge Information and Communications Division: Mr. Taysir Mustafa. Founded in 1977 as a Special International Finance Agency within the United Nations System. Its mandate specifies that it provide for the poorest, most food deficient groups in the developing world. It works to increase food production and improve human welfare. The projects include: agricultural development, rural development and credit, irrigation, livestock development, program loans, research/extension/training, fisheries and settlement. The bulk of the funds (67%) go to agricultural development, rural development and credit. IFAD also makes Technical Assistance Grants for project preparation, agricultural research relevant to small producers, training, Special Operations facilities and the NGO Extended Cooperation Programme. IFAD has also established (in 1986) a Special Programme for sub-Saharan African Countries Affected by Drought and Desertification (Special Programme for Africa: SPA), for short and medium term development of agricultural capacity. One group of programs involves reseach for developing technologies for agriculture, livestock production and environmental conservation in arid and semi-arid regions. A second group of studies is investigating the impact of policies and infrastructure on subsistence farmers and pastoralists in Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi and Niger. With the United Nations Industrial Development Program (UNIDO) and the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), SPA produced the joint study: Local Production of Appropriate Technology for Women, with case studies from Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger and Togo. Some of the recent projects in the Special Programme for Africa: Agricultural Rehabilitation Project (Mauritania), Smallholder Rehabilitation and Development Project (Ghana), Central Plateau and Water Conservation Project (Burkina Faso), Soil and Water Conservation and Agroforestry Project (Guinea), Kidal Food and Income Security Programme (Mali), Agroforestry Development Project (Senegal).

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), 1889 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20006. (202) 289-8670.

Loretto Community (Sisters of Loretto and Co-members), NGO Representative to the United Nations, 635 E. 12th, 6K, New York, NY 10009, United States. Established: 1812. Membership: around 524 sisters and 149 co-members in United States, Canada, Kenya, El Salvador, United Kingdom, Taiwan, the Netherlands and Ghana. In recent years it has focused with increased intensity on issues of environmental justice. Established the Loretto Earth Network that has participated in Conference-related meetings, has been networking with other groups on the Conference Agenda 21 topics, has been promoting action plans to preserve rainforests, and is concerned with environmental education.

Ministry of Industries Science and Technology, Post Office Box M39, Accra North, Ghana. Tel: (233 21) 66 2533. Kwabena Adjel: Deputy Secretary (1992).

Panafrican Union for Science and Technology, Accra, Ghana. Tel: (233 21) 775 554. Fax: (233 21) 773 116. Edward S. Ayensu (1992). Specialist in tropical forest ecology.

Pentecost Social Services, International Headquarters, P.O. Box 2194, Accra, Ghana. Tel: 777611 / 774721. Fax: 021 774721, Tlx: GH 2500. Established: The church of the Pentecost dates back as far as 1937. Social services started in 1980. Membership: Communities, hospitals, students, pupils. The social and developmental wing of the church of the Pentecost; environmental issues and education is of the top priority; disseminates information on the land misuse, forest degradation etc.

Society for International Development, Council for for International Action for Development in Africa, P.O. Box 14337, Accra North, Ghana. Fax: (233 21) 665 960. Telex: 3033 gh. Sam Amobil Parry (1992).

Student Christian Movement of Ghana, c/o Accra Community Centre, P.O. Box 3339, Accra, Ghana. Anti-hunger and community development activities in Ghana.

Technology Transfer Centre, c/o P.O. Box M 39, Accra North, Ghana. Tel: (233 21) 773 315. Moses Ayiku: Director (1992).

United Nations Development Programme - Ghana, P.O. Box 1423, Accra, Ghana. Tel: (233 21) 772 839. Fax: (871) 150 5362. Makes available the Ghana National Report for UNCED (also available through USAID Development Information Services Clearinghouse).

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar
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