Programme Ghana

Using economic tools at the landscape level

Rethinking economics, markets and incentives

Based on a review of the experiences gained during the course of LLS, this paper documents insights and lessons about using markets and incentives to strengthen forest landscapes and livelihoods. It aims to interrogate just what a ‘landscape approach’ means in economic terms, to identify how markets can be used to generate incentives to share forest benefits more equitably and sustainably, and to highlight which kinds of approaches and ‘packages’ of interventions can assist in this. …  

22 Jul 2013 | Downloads - publication

Experiences in forest landscape restoration and management

Improving ecosystem functionality and livelihood

This paper examines how interventions intended to improve functionality and productivity of forested landscapes to improve livelihoods of the poorest populations, might actually yield co-benefits in terms of biodiversity conservation. It argues in favour of a ‘landscape’ approach to achieve these co-benefits. …  

21 Jul 2013 | Downloads - publication

Wassa Amenfi West, Ghana

Small changes for big impacts - Wassa Amenfi West, Ghana

This paper describes LLS interventions in the Wassa Amenfi West Landscape in the western region of Ghana. The landscape extends over an area of about 120,000 ha. It is a mixed landscape with a variety of agricultural uses; the most important is cocoa farming. …  

18 Jul 2013 | Downloads - publication


The IUCN Programme for Central and West Africa, PACO, seeks to recruit An Administration and Finance Assistance for the IUCN Ghana Projects Office. Expected start date: 15th July 2013.
Type of contract:
one year (renewable)
Closing date for applications:
19th June 2013.
IUCN Ghana Projects Office in Accra. All applications and detailed CVs should be sent electronically to reach Mr. Samuel Kofi Nyame at by 19th June 213.

19 Jun 2013 | Job vacancy

Performances économiques des activités d’adaptation au changement climatique dans le bassin de la Volta

Performances économiques des activités d’adaptation au changement climatique dans le bassin de la Volta

Plusieurs initiatives d’adaptation aux effets du changement climatique sont mises en œuvre en milieu rural d’Afrique. Mais, très peu d’attention a été accordée à leurs performances écologiques et économiques. …  

25 Mar 2013 | News story

Hon. Mike Hammah and Prof. Aimé Nianogo

IUCN Ghana Country Agreement Signed and Received

The IUCN Ghana country agreement has been signed. The agreement was officially presented to IUCN on 13th November, 2012 in Accra, by the Chief Director of the Ministry of lands and natural resources, Prof. Bruce Banoeng-Yakubo, on behalf of the sector minister. Prof. Aimé Nianogo, Regional Director for IUCN-PACO Regional Programme, received the agreement on behalf of IUCN and the Director General, Julia Marton-Lefevre. …  

19 Nov 2012 | News story

Stakeholders and Government of Ghana

Launch of Ghana Gender and REDD-plus Road Map

The Ghana Gender and REDD-plus Road Map which was developed through a series of stakeholder engagements in late 2011, as part of IUCN’s ongoing DANIDA funded Pro-Poor REDD project, has been officially launched in Accra. The road map was launched by the Chief Director of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources (MLNR) on behalf of the Honourable Minister, and took place at the Alisa Hotel, Accra on 13th November, 2012. …  

19 Nov 2012 | News story

Day 6 - Photo highlights

Day 6 – Photo highlights

More glimpses of Congress …  

11 Sep 2012 | Photos
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IUCN Flash Mob

IUCN Congress Flashmob Full Release

Watch the full 3-minute version of IUCN's first Flashmob in history. Many more to come …  

11 Sep 2012 | Video
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Keepin' it clean! WBCSD beach clean up - Day 5 in Jeju

Day 5 - Photo highlights

More 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress snapshots - We want to share the experience of day 5 in Jeju! …  

10 Sep 2012 | Photos
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Une vue aérienne d'écosystèmes d'Afrique centrale et occidentale
Programme Afrique Centrale et Occidentale (PACO)