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21 August 2012 Ghana

Embedding the MSD in Ghana’s forest sector

The EU chainsaw project implemented by TBI Ghana and partners has organised a three-day training workshop on ‘Institutionalising multi-stakeholder engagement in the forestry sector of Ghana’ for project staff and partners. Since its inception, a key strategy for implementing the EU Chainsaw project has been the establishment of a multi-stakeholder dialogue (MSD) to share information, reduce conflict between stakeholders and generate jointly agreed solutions for addressing illegal chainsaw milling in Ghana.

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21 August 2012 Ghana

TBI Ghana ends PhD proposal writing workshop

As part of its programme development process, Tropenbos International Ghana (TBI Ghana) in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam (UvA) in the Netherlands has organised a four-day training workshop for prospective PhD candidates, ending July 26, 2012 in Kumasi. The workshop aimed at supporting participants to develop bankable projects with topics within the TBI Ghana research framework. TBI Ghana and the UvA have a long standing relationship of building the capacity of mid-career professionals in forest governance, livelihoods and development.

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21 August 2012 Ghana

A boost for honey production in Atebubu-Amantin District of Ghana

Honey producers in the Atebubu-Amantin District of Ghana could soon be licensed and certified by national regulatory bodies to produce honey for the market. This is because Tropenbos International Ghana on Friday June 29, 2012 donated an honey press and a refractometer to the Atebubu-Amantin Honeybee Keepers’ Association to aid the production of high quality honey for the market.

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09 July 2012 Ghana

Embedding INRM Principles in University Education in Ghana

Under the coordination of Tropenbos International and partners, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is incorporating Integrated Natural Resources Management (INRM) approaches and principles into its strategy and curricula for education in agriculture and natural resources in Ghana. The aim is to build CANR as an institution capable of addressing complex problems related to natural resources and environment. The initiative has been executed under the NPT-GHA 278 project supported by the Dutch government through the NUFFIC.

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09 July 2012 Ghana

Registration of Farmers towards Benefit Sharing Ends

Tropenbos International Ghana has completed registration of beneficiary farmers of the Modified Taungya System (MTS) in the Offinso and Mampong Forest Districts of the Ashanti Region. The exercise which forms part of the Forestry Commission’s (FC) partnership arrangement with civil society groups in acquiring credible data towards the signing of benefit sharing agreements with farmers is supported by the National Forest Programme Facility of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

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09 July 2012 Ghana

Maiden District Forest Forum Established in Kumawu

On Friday May 11, 2012, Tropenbos International Ghana inaugurated the maiden District Forest Forum in the Kumawu Forest District of the Ashanti Region. The forum was established as part of the implementation of the Governance Initiative for Rights and Accountability in Forest Management (GIRAF) under the auspices of Forest Watch Ghana. GIRAF aims to improve public awareness and the enforcement of forest laws and good forest governance through capacity building of grassroots and the promotion of multi-stakeholder dialogue and decision making process.

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