Climate Change Effects : Women and Children are More Vulnerable

A call for concerted efforts to fight climate change to save women and children from its devastating effects. (Mr. Kwesi Eyiah-Mensah - Regional Director, EPA Western North) Read more

NGO Advocates for Children to be Involved in Environmental Issues

Rights and Advocacy Initiatives Network (RAIN), a not-for-profit organisation aimed at developing a resillient environment for humanity, has underscored the need to inculcate knowledge on environmental issues in children. Mrs. Doreen Asuming-Yeboah, Director of RAIN, said children were the future generation and their acceptance to conservation would help stop further depletion Ghana's forest cover and protect the environment. Source : GNA

Rights and Advocacy Initiatives Network joins school children and community members to plant 250 seedling on Green Ghana Day

The Rights and Advocacy Initiatives Network (RAIN) marked the 2022 Green Ghana Day by joining school children and members at Abuabugya and Okyerekrom in the Atwima Mponua District of Ashanti Region to plant 250 seedlings. The Seedlings which were supplied by the Nkawie District of the Forest Services Division of the Forestry Commission included Mahogany and Ofram.

Mrs. Doreen Asuming-Yeboah, Director of RAIN, expressed worry at the rate of losses of forests and called for the inclusion of the future generation in all forest intervention programmes. Read more

Networking Critical for Environmental Conservation

Rights and Advocacy Initiatives Network on 3rd June 2022, organized a network meeting for women led CSOs and women in conservation in Kumasi. The meeting forms part of activities being organized by RAIN as a mentee-CSO of Tropical Biology Association (TBA) under its Critical Ecosystem Partnership funded project “Enhancing Biodiversity Conservation Capacity of Civil Society”. Read more

Positioning Civil Society in Forest Governance

Mrs. Doreen Asumang-Yeboah, made a presentation titled From talk to action: Evolution of civil society in Ghana’s forestry sector at the XV Forestry Congress in Seoul, South Korea on 5th May, 2022

People from across the globe gathered in Soeul, South Korea for the XV Forestry Congress from 2nd to 6th May 2022. The Forestry Congress is the most influential international event that shapes the future of forestry. Read more

Local Stakeholders Sensitized on the Cocoa and Forest Initiative

A sensitiation workshop to create awareness on the Cocoa and Forest Inistiative (CFI) and the role of landscape level stakeholders has been held for local and district stakeholders at Nkawie, in the Atwima-Nwabiagya South Municipality. Source : GNA

Stop poisoning children to produce chocolate – Report reveals 1.56 million children in labour on cocoa farms

An assessment of the world’s biggest chocolate companies by over 30 international civil society groups shows that progress in the fight against child labour on cocoa farms is slow with an emphatic call on them “stop poisoning children to produce chocolate.
The report indicated that while there had been improvements in many areas since last year’s survey, there was still a long way to go in addressing the issue of approximately 1.56 million children caught up in child labour. This is in spite of repeated calls to address the issue and following a major academic study in 2020 revealing the scope of the problem. Source : Myjoyonline

Consider gender budgeting in projects and programmes—gender advocate

A gender advocate, Mrs. Doreen Asumang-Yeboah, is appealing to state institutions, corporate bodies and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to consider gender budgeting when putting together projects and programmes. She indicated that, making provision for gender in project planning ensures that no one is left out of the development process.

Bridging the gender gap in forest governance: practical lessons from Ghana

Forests can only be managed sustainably when their value and benefits are realized by all segments of society. Evidence suggests that women and men make different use of forests, and have different knowledge and priorities for them.