Client: IUCN and WEDO
Date: Sept. 2011
Brief Description: “Road Map” for mainstreaming gender in REDD+ processes in Ghana
PDA co-facilitated a two-day workshop for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) who in collaboration with the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) jointly organised a workshop for multiple stakeholders including women organisations, gender experts and policy level people working in forestry and environment on “Mainstreaming Gender Considerations in REDD+ process in Ghana. The outcome of these participatory stakeholder workshops formed the basis of a “Road Map” to support mainstreaming gender in REDD+ processes in Ghana.
Client: World Bank
Date: May 2011
Brief Description: Workshop on avoiding 'Enclave Investments'
PDA facilitated a World Bank/MoFA workshop on avoiding ‘Enclave’ Investments: Integrating small-holders into commercial agriculture in Ghana. The objective was to discuss the pros and cons of commercial agriculture in Ghana, including large scale farming, and assess whether socially inclusive models may provide some opportunity for increased and more sustainable investment in the sector. Based on a review of local experience with commercial farming as well as international experience, the workshop proposed some initial principles for potential incorporation into the design of a proposed World Bank-financed commercial agricultural project in Ghana, aimed at supporting scaled up investment through a socially inclusive model.