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Climate Action Network - Ghana

It is a network of about 15 Civil Society Organizations in Ghana committed to the protection of the earth against harmful climate change caused by the constant and fast-growing emission of greenhouse gases by humans. The network was established in 2010 after the UNFCCC 2009 Conference of Parties meeting held in Copenhagen-Denmark.
The Climate Action Network Ghana’s mission is to organize, support, and strengthen civil society organizations in Ghana to influence the design and development of an effective, equitable, and sustainable global strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and ensure its full implementation at the local, national, and international levels.


Date of Establishment:

11-Feb, 2010

Purpose of Organization:

Our goal is to facilitate a clear understanding of climate policy by a broad and diverse collection of civil society organizations working with various constituencies and to foster collaborative efforts to share information, develop strategy, and coordinate activities.

GEF/SGP involvement:

It’s currently on going. Strengthening local community capacities on REDD+ issues to actively engage in synergistic implementation of sustainable forest management in the high forest zone of Ghana. August, 2013 – August, 2014.

Experience:

CAN-Ghana has organized capacity building sessions for other networks and NGOs on Africa Adaptation Program. CAN-Ghana has also been involved in the preparation of the Ghana’s National Climate Change Policy and is currently the lead organization in the Cross cutting issues group in preparation of Ghana’s Third National Communication to be submitted to the UNFCCC.
Countries in which organization is active:
  • Ghana

Contact Details
Street Address:
F-54 SERVICE PLOT DTD (801), C19, KLAGON-LASHIBI
City/Town:
TEMA
Country:
Ghana
Telephone No.:
+233 246801700
Email:
canghana@yahoo.com
Organization founded:
Feb-11-2010

NGO Information
Focal Area:
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Organization Type:
  • Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
  • Geographic Scope:
  • National

  • Contact Person
    Name:
    Ms. VANESSA SENA AWADZI Key Contact Person
    Position:
    ASSISTANT COUNTRY COORDINATOR
    Telephone No.:
    233-24-6801700
    Email:
    canghanayahoo.com


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