Women in Forestry Call for EU to Include Gold in Deforestation Risk Commodities

He mentioned that, the EUDR which was passed in June 2023 and comes to force in 30th December 2024 seeks to prevent entry of deforestation linked commodities to the European market. The listed agro commodities including cocoa, timber, and coffee must Read more

RAIN Collaborates with GNFS to Inaugurate Fire Volunteers in Atwima Mponua District to Combat Bushfires

At the inauguration ceremony held at Antwi Adjei Krom, RAIN supported the volunteers with cutlasses and other personal protective equipment (PPE) such as boots, and clothing for effective dispatch of their duties Read more

GNFS Nyinahin Recorded Zero Bush Fire in 2022 As A Result of RAIN’s Intervention

Mr. Bondziedu Simon who was the representative for the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) for Atwima Mponua District, praised RAIN for supporting them to carry out sensitization within communities which resulted in achieving Read more

Celebrating International Day of the Girl Child at Bomireso and Dwease Communities in the Asante Akim Central District

It was an exciting moment to celebrate International Day of the Girl Child 2023 dubbed “Invest in Girls’ rights, Our Leadership, Our wellbeing” with the girls of Dwease M/A JHS and Bomiresu D/A Basic Schools in the Asante Akim Central District of the Ashanti Region. Mrs. Doreen Asumang Yeboah (Executive Director of RAIN) in her address stated Read more

Promoting Literacy Among School Children in Rural Communities

In other to align with Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) which seeks to achieve quality education, Rights and Advocacy Initiatives Network (RAIN) a not-for-profit organization partnered with Nana Yaa Pokuah Dwomoh, a Ghanaian student based in the United States of America Read more

RAIN Partners with "LET’s BEGIN AGAIN FOUNDATION” to Support School Children in Mantukwa D/A Basic School

As part of its social responsibilities, RAIN partnered with "Let's Begin Again Foundation", a group of young professionals, to organise an educational forum at Mantukwa D/A Basic School at Mantukwa, a community in the Atwima Mponua District of Ashanti Region. Read more

Capacity Development of Some Selected Women in Forestry on Mining in Ghana

To enhance evidence-based advocacy, the participants visited some mining areas in the Ashanti Region to understand the impact of illegal mining on the environment Read more

Celebration of International Forest Day 2023 at Nyinahin in the Ashanti Region.

Rights and Advocacy Initiatives Network (RAIN) and ClientEarth in partnership with Nkawie District of the Forest Service Division commemorated the International Day of Forests with a District Forest Forum at Nyinahin in the Atwima Mponua District of the Ashanti Region. The forum dubbed “Fostering partnership to safeguard our forests” Read more

RAIN Engages Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources Female Students at KNUST to Promote Mentorship and Networking.

The seminar dubbed, “the contemporary female and natural resource management” comprised talks and a panel discussion from renowned and astute personnel in the sector selected from NGOs, Government, Private Sector, Academia, and Media. Read more

Mantukwa, Adinkrakrom and Antwi Adjei Krom Communities Educated on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation.

With support from Gower Street, Rights and AdvocacyIinitiatives Network (RAIN) reached out to three additional communities in the Atwima Mponua and Asante Akim North Districts of the Ashanti region namely Antwi Adjei krom, Mantukwa and Adinkrakrom respectively. Read more

RAIN Sensitizes Indigens on Wildfire Prevention and Management

RAIN with support from our partner's ClientEarth and Gower Street collaborated with Nyinahin and Konongo Ghana National Fire Service in the Ashanti region, to sensitize the indigens of Antwi Agyei Krom and Adinkrakrom respectively on fire prevention and management. Read more

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Climate Change Sensitization at Okyerekrom, Abuabugya and Magyeda in the Ashanti Region

Rights and Advocacy Initiatives Network (RAIN) sensitized some communities within the Atwima Mponua and Asante Akim North Districts of the Ashanti Region on the issues of Climate Change. Participants were enlightened on key causes such as fumes (industrial, vehicular and bush burning), deforestation, methane emission from landfills, rearing of animals amongst others. Read more

Training For 40 Selected Women In The Forestry Sector

Rights and Advocacy Initiatives Network (RAIN) as part of efforts to improve women’s legal capacity and gender mainstreaming in the forestry sector organized a training workshop for 40 selected women from the sector in Ghana. Read more

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.