As part of the Land Services and Citizenship (LSC) program, a 13-Member Community Social Investment Facility (C-SIF) Advisory Board has been inaugurated to address slum based issues and development communities in Accra.
The aim of the Board is to offer strategic advice on priorities for the prudent allocation of funds to enable slum dwellers and settlements-based community organisations to access grants to finance initiatives to meet their needs.
It will also ensure that the objectives of the C-SIF are adequately followed in practical terms, such as ensuring that strategies to address potential threats to the C-SIF’s success are identified.
Members of the board [...]
Ghana Federation of the Urban Poor and People’s Dialogue on Human Settlements intend to market and supply more than two thousand (2,000) improved cook stoves to over two thousand (2,000) households in urban communities in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area. The project is also intended to benefit more than one hundred (100) fish smokers with the supply of improved fish smoker ovens.
As part of the project roll out between now and the first quarter of 2019, a baseline was undertaken in six (6) different communities; Chokor, Shukura, Madina Zongo, Ashaiman, Agbogbloshie, and James town. More than two thousand [...]
Urbanization comes with it some challenges including poverty, inequality, exclusion and environmental degradation, resulting in rapid expansion of settlements due to increased agglomeration and migration. Some of these challenges can be addressed by interventions such as improved governance, strengthened planning and management, adoption of innovative technology and sustainable interventions. The complexities of the challenge require effective targeting of the poorest of the urban population. Informal urban dwellers, often located at the “waste” areas of the urban space, engaged in menial jobs and surviving on unpredictable incomes from the informal sector becomes a veritable target.
The Land, Services and Citizenship (LSC) II [...]