The Government of Ghana has received an advance payment of US$1.3 million out of a US$50 million agreement with the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility for results-based payments for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (known as REDD+). The provision of this advance payment was included in the program contract, which was signed last year. The funds will be used for the Ghana Cocoa Forest REDD+ Program (GCFRP), focused on cocoa forest mosaic landscapes in seven regions1 within the high forest zone. This emission reductions program is anchored in the country’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Young at Heart Ghana, a social enterprise that is championing the use of digital platforms to create exciting learning experiences for youth and children has introduced its flagship project “Lab and Library on Wheels”.