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Virtual launch of Ghana's National Implementation Plan for the Water Convention

Virtual launch of Ghana's National Implementation Plan for the Water Convention

21 May 2021
by video conference Switzerland

The virtual launch event of Ghana's National Implementation Plan for the Water Convention took place on Friday 21 May 2021. The event, co-organized by the Water Resources Commission of Ghana and the Secretariat of the Water Convention, aimed at presenting the detail of the actions, measures of the Plan, a timeline and resources required.

The Plan was developed through a participatory consultation process which involved the relevant stakeholders in the water and environment sectors. The application of the Plan is expected to support the implementation of integrated water resources management at transboundary level by addressing priority problems including climate change, water availability (both quantitatively and qualitatively), and extreme events that are specific to each of the shared basins; to help improving the existing intra and inter sector-wide collaboration and coordination; to develop clear procedures of data sharing arrangements related to water and waste-water discharges, environmental conditions, and planned measures/developments.

Several partners, including the Embassies of France, Germany and Hungary, the Swiss development cooperation as well as the Executive Director of the Volta Basin Authority and Vice-Chair of the Water Convention attended the event.

For more information on the outcomes of the workshop, please click here (link to…).

10.00am               Welcome Address Ms. Adwoa Paintsil

10.10am               Opening Statements:

  • Mr. Ben. Y Ampomah, Water Resources Commission
  • Dr. Sonja Koeppel - Water Convention Secretariat / UNECE

10.25am               Presentation of the Ghana National Implementation Plan

  • Dr. Bernadette A. Adjei

10.45am               Launch of Implementation Plan

  • Mr. Minta-Aboagye

10.55am Closing remarks

  • M. Robert Dessouassi, Volta Basin Authority
  • Peter Kovacs, River Basin Management and Water Protection Department, Ministry of Interior, Hungary

11.00am End of programme