Ghana Leadership Delegation: October 13-21, 2012
Ghana is a fascinating destination in so many ways - historically, culturally, politically and on a very human level. Hailed as West Africa’s golden child, Ghana is one of the most stable and promising democracies in Africa. The recent discovery of rich oil deposits has helped Ghana achieve the status of a lower middle-income country. Just last year, the World Bank declared Ghana the fastest growing economy in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a forecast GDP of 13.4 per cent.
On our Friends of UNFPA Leadership Delegation to Ghana, we will explore how UNFPA is working with the government to ensure that the oil windfall has a positive, lasting impact on the lives of Ghanaian women and girls. We will meet tribal dignitaries, government ministers, ambassadors, United Nations executives and UNFPA field workers. All contribute to a broad overview of the issues facing women and families, the UNFPA projects set up to support them, and the very real conditions under which these vulnerable women and children abide. Armed with a broader comprehension of the issues at stake, it is easier to perceive what is necessary to alleviate hardship.
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