Ghana

Securing legal domestic lumber supply through multi-stakeholder dialogue in Ghana

In spite of being banned in 1998, chainsaw milling continues to be a major supplier of Ghana’s domestic lumber needs. Chainsaw milling helps to sustain rural economies and livelihoods, and banning it fuels illegal practices and conflict. Chainsaw milling challenges Ghana’s ambitions to develop a legal and sustainable forestry sector. Addressing the issue in an equitable way will reduce conflicts in the forest sector, diminish forest degradation and support rural livelihoods.

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Ghana

Forest Governance and Conflict Management: Understanding forest-related livelihood conflicts from different stakeholders’ perspectives.

The 1994 forestry policy in Ghana gave ‘birth' to the concept of collaboration and decentralisation, with the hope that involvement of all stakeholders and the devolution of power to the lower levels could contribute to sustainable forest management and improvement in forest governance and livelihoods, especially at the community level. True to this, government, through the sector ministry and the forestry commission as well as civil society and the donor community have pursued several programs (establishment of CBOs-CFCS, CBAGs etc, boundary cleaning contract with forest fringe communities, Modified taungya systems etc) all aimed at promoting good forestry governance and livelihood innovations.

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Ghana

Governance for sustainable forest-related livelihoods in Ghana’s High Forest Zone

One of the main goals of establishing and managing the forests in Ghana by governments and individuals is to have a sustainable resource that can provide livelihoods. However, the various forest dependent livelihoods (FDLs) in Ghana, which should act as sources of income and motivation for sustainable management and conservation of the forests, are not well developed.

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Ghana

Institutionalization of Integrated Natural Resource Management principles and approaches in the strategy and academic programmes of the CANR of KNUST.

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has identified the need to incorporate Integrated Natural Resource Management principles into its strategy and curricula as a means to resolving complex environmental problems.

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Ghana

Exploring Innovative Processes, Institutional and Legal Changes for Improving Forest-Dependent Livelihoods in Ghana’s High Forest Zone

One of the main goals of establishing and managing the forests in Ghana by governments and individuals is to have a sustainable resource that can provide livelihoods. However, the various forest dependent livelihoods (FDLs) in Ghana, which should act as sources of income and motivation for sustainable management and conservation of the forests, are not well developed.

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