Improving community landscape management of sacred groves/sites for biodiversity conservation and livelihood development in Jentilpe and Kiape communities in Sawla-Tuna-Kalba in the Bole Districts of the Savannah Region of Ghana
Improving community landscape management of sacred groves/sites for biodiversity conservation and livelihood development in Jentilpe and Kiape communities in Sawla-Tuna-Kalba in the Bole Districts of the Savannah Region of Ghana
The project improving community landscape management of sacred groves/sites for biodiversity conservation and livelihood development in Jentilpe and Kiape seeks to contribute to enhancing sustainable community landscape management with a focus on sacred groves/sites for biodiversity conservation and alternative livelihoods in Kiape and Jentilpe communities. It aims at increasing awareness of environmental management and conservation of sacred landscapes through active radio communication, restoration, improvement, and conservation of biodiversity in two (2) sacred landscapes and sustainable management of 70 hectares of biodiversity of natural regeneration sites with shea parklands. The project will also enhance the capacity of 80 women and 20 youth in the two communities in commercial charcoal production and efficient production of clean fuel-wood cook-stoves for domestic and commercial uses.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Partners in Participatory Development
Country:
Ghana
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 30,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 5,500.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 35,000.00
Project Number:
GHA/SGP/OP7/Y2/CORE/BD/2021/15
Status:
Currently under execution
Project Characteristics and Results
Notable Community Participation
At the preliminary meetings with the interest groups are identified to carry-out the various aspects, the project identified 100 youth and about 600 school pupils in the communities with discussions and messages on landscape degradation, causes and effects and what the project will be doing. More than 60 % of women in each community and their men agreed they will plant and maintain the trees on farms and degraded areas for both their individual and communal benefits. With 80 women and 60 men (who are former charcoal producers) agreed they will like to be trained in producing and using energy-efficient cook stoves and work in other alternative livelihood activities. Also, about 60% men and 40% women agreed they will like to be trained in bee-keeping, while all (100%) women indicated strongly that they will like to acquire skills in improved shea-butter processing with value addition. In each of the 2 project communities, between 1 and 3 men and 3 and 4 women agreed they will be ready to avail themselves for quarterly monitoring visits, and will be available to share and discuss the results with other community members. The outcomes of discussions paved way for detailed discussions that culminated in the project design processes and final decisions on structure of content of the proposed project initiative
Gender Focus
Based on previous results and past knowledge and experiences, there is always the need to target men and women for equal participation in all project implementation processes but mindful of the gender roles and removing any obstacles restraining say women from freely participating and having a voice in project activities such as during durbars and community meetings and workshops. In the male-dominated beneficiary communities such as Jentilpe and Kiape, women’s groups have already been formed and established, so they will be mobilized in formalized co-operatives and will be trained and equipped as small business enterprises and Village Savings and Loans groups to replace the reliance on charcoal production and sales. Women will also work with their male counterparts to undertake organic bee-keeping, and those of them who are traditionally skilled in shea-butter preparation will be trained and equipped to undertake organic shea butter processing with value addition.
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Indicators
Biophysical
Number of globally significant species protected by project 5
Biophysical
Hectares of globally significant biodiversity area protected or sustainably managed by project 70
Biophysical
Number of innovations or new technologies developed/applied 4
Livehood
Increase in household income by increased income or reduced costs due to SGP project 200
Livehood
Number of households who have benefited* from SGP project 100
Livehood
Number of individuals (gender diaggregated) who have benefited* from SGP project 250

Grantee Contact

Mr. Eddie Telly
Phone: +233392096625
Email: papadevbole@yahoo.com
 

Address

P.O. Box 79
Bole , Northern Region ,
 

Website

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SGP Country office contact

Dr. George Buabin Ortsin
Phone:
233-242-977980
Email:
Ms. Lois Sarpong
Phone:
+233 505740909
Email:

Address

UNDP, Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme P.O. Box 1423
Accra, Greater Accra, 233-302