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FoN to support implementation of Minamata Convention in Ghana

Zero Mercury WGFoN is announcing a new project that contributes to the implementation of the Minamata Convention on Mercury in Ghana. The project will complement the Government of
Ghana’s efforts on reducing the use of mercury in artisanal and small-scale gold mining through the development and implementation of a National Action Plan in accordance with the Minamata Convention. This initiative is part of the African Caribbean Pacific Multilateral Environmental Agreements, Phase 2 (ACP MEAs 2) project funded by the European
Commission and implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations via the European Environmental Bureau/Zero Mercury Working Group (EEB/ZMWG). Read more…

Child Labour and Trafficking in Ghana’s Fisheries

FisheriesChild Labour and Trafficking is an international problem affecting millions of people and many countries around the world. In Ghana, it is one of the biggest developmental challenges. In the run up to the design of the Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SFMP), stakeholder engagements, and visits to various fishing related agencies, personalities and informal conversations with community folks revealed that the coastal fishing communities in the Central Region are epicenters of CLaT. Read more…

Advocacy for the Enhancement of Fisheries Governance Sector

Friends of the Nation with the support of BUSAC Fund held a press conference on April 14, 2015, to engage the media on challenges of enforcement of Fisheries laws and the need to enhance governance of the sector. The press engagement discussed issues of weak enforcement and low compliance of the Fisheries laws and aimed at initiating discussions among policy makers, media and relevant stakeholders. Read more…

Friends of the Nation featured on OXFAM West Africa blog

Friends of the Nation has a lot of national and international partners. One of them is Oxfam. Read here one of the stories on how Friends of the Nation with support from Oxfam organized People’s Forum in Shama and Jomoro to promote and sustain social accountability and active citizenship by facilitating the platform for citizens to engage with local government authorities on how their taxes are used.

 

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