UNFPA, partners take stock at maiden forum in Accra

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Ghana has met its implementing partners at the maiden Partners’ Learning Forum (PALEF) in Accra.

The forum on Monday, November 2 was to share knowledge and strategies among the partners from across the country.

It was themed: “Utilising shared knowledge and practices for advancing the ICPD Agenda in Ghana”.

The Director of Research, Statistics and Information Management at the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, Dorothy Onny, who gave the keynote address, expressed gratitude to UNFPA, Ghana for partnering government to implement most of the United Nations goals.

Ms Onny said Ghana was able to meet a number of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as a result of the collaboration with UNFPA and its partners.

She, however, expressed worry that some of the goals – especially Goal 5 – were not met and, therefore, called on UNFPA to help in meeting the post-2015 goals, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted in September at the 70th UN General Assembly.

Partners mounted exhibition desks on some of the programmes undertaken over the past months.

Among the partners are metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies (MMDAs) as well as civil society organizations (CSOs).

UNFPA Country Representative Dr Babatunde Ahonsi said the programmes are implemented at three levels – national, regional and district.

Therefore, he says, the forum sought to assess strategies and the extent to which programmes and projects were implemented at all levels.

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana

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