Ama Kudom-Agyemang

Ghana: Apathy Fails Nature Based Solutions for Water Challenges

April 30, 2018

Ama Kudom-Agyemang April 30, 2018 Water experts agree that “21st century water challenges” especially that of meeting the increasing global demand for water due to population growth, can be addressed through nature based solutions (NBS). These solutions include the proper management and protection of freshwater ecosystems such as wetlands, floodplains and forests around the heads […]

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Coming into Force of Global Biosafety Instruments Excites IPBES Vice-Chair

March 21, 2018

Ama Kudom-Agyemang March 21, 2018 The Ghana based Vice-Chair of the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), Prof. Alfred Oteng-Yeboah has welcomed the coming into force of the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. He said “the coming into force of […]

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World Water Day: School Children in Ghana Monitor Water Quality as Part of 2018 World Water Day Celebration

March 21, 2018

Ama Kudom-Agyemang March 21, 2018 Every March 22, the international community celebrates World Water Day. This year’s theme is “Nature for Water.” The aim is to demonstrate the potential of nature-based solutions for water and how they can be considered for water management policy and practice. All over the world, preparations have been on-going for […]

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Ghana’s Former President John Kufuor Urges Leaders Not to Abandon the Fight against Climate Change

February 19, 2018

Ama Kudom-Agyemang February 19, 2018 Ghana’s former President John Agyekum Kufuor has stated that, “it will be a mistake and a very sad one, for humanity to throw up our hands and abandon our fight against climate change.” He explained that climate change “is very real and its related natural disasters and associated problems are […]

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Volta Basin: Experts Call For Water Infrastructure Development as WISE-UP To Climate Project Winds Up

January 15, 2018

Ama Kudom-Agyemang January 15, 2018 The “WISE-UP to Climate” project, initiated in April 2014 to demonstrate that natural ecosystems are nature based solutions for climate change adaptation and sustainable development, has come to an end. And the thinking among partners on the project is that they have been able to advance knowledge on how to […]

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COP 23: Battle against Climate Change Will Be Won In Cities, Ghanaians Tipped

November 4, 2017

Ama Kudom-Agyemang November 4, 2017 As the month of November kicks off, the international community is making feverish preparations towards the forthcoming 23rd Conference of Parties (COP 23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Bonn, Germany. Ghana like most African countries will participate in the conference, scheduled to start next […]

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In Ghana, Media Practitioners Work Together To End Open Defecation

October 7, 2017

Ama Kudom-Agyemang October 7, 2017 A cross section of media practitioners from the Greater Accra, Central, Western, Ashanti, Eastern and Volta regions who recently met in Accra to deliberate on ways of ending open defecation in Ghana, have proposed mounting a media campaign against open defecation. This will involve several components such as devoting time […]

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Efficient Management of Agricultural Water Vital For National Attainment of SDGs – Experts Conclude

October 3, 2017

Ama Kudom-Agyemang October 03, 2017 A cross section of agricultural scientists, water experts and sector related policy makers in Ghana have established the importance of the management of agricultural water for the national attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals. This was at a Forum at the end of September 2017, in Accra, organized by the […]

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Ghana: Kpale-Xorse Community is Open Defecation Free by Divine Principles

June 12, 2016

Ama Kudom-Agyemang June 12, 2016 Long before the global community ever decided to pursue the open defecation free (ODF) agenda of ensuring responsible defecation using household toilets, a small Ghanaian community was already practicing the principles of ODF. For the people of Kpale-Xorse in the Ho West District of the Volta region, it has been […]

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Ghana: Water Minister Calls for Strategic Repositioning of Water Issues

April 15, 2016

Ama Kudom-Agyemang April 15, 2016 Ghana’s Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, Dr. Kwaku Agyemang Mensah notes that the quantity and quality of water can change lives and livelihoods of workers and even transform societies and economies. The Minister calls for a strategic repositioning of water issues noting that the way they are addressed […]

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