The provisions of Article 267(6) of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana stipulate the framework for benefit sharing of revenue accruing from timber exploitation. It states the beneficiaries as the Office of the Administrator of Stool Lands (OASL), Stool Lands Owners, Traditional Authorities (TA) and District Assembly (DA) with their respective ….
Although progress has been made in tackling illegal logging in Ghana through the development of the Ghana Wood Tracking System (GWTS), the Ghana Timber Transparency Portal on the GWTS as well as legislative reforms to enhance forest law enforcement, there is the need for robust monitoring system to ensure the integrity, credibility of the GWTS and FLEGT licences issued. Effective monitoring requires the involvement of communities whose only source of financial benefit from forest ….
Civil Society-led Independent Forest Monitoring in Ghana (CSIFM-Ghana) was a project implemented by Civic Response with funding from the FAO FLEGT PROGRAMME. The FAO FLEGT PROGRAMME was supported by Swedish International Cooperation Agency, the United Kingdom ….
In 2009, Ghana signed a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) with the European Union (EU) to trade in legal timber in both the domestic and export markets with the ultimate aim of issuing FLEGT licenses as proof of the legality of the timber.
Yen Sore was a CARE Denmark funded programme implemented with four strategic core partners in Ghana including Civic Response. It was in two phases.
The first phase of the Yen sore programme (2013–2017), pioneered a strategic partnership approach of providing core funding to few strategic CSO partners based on their own policy priorities and strategic plans
Governance Initiatives for Rights and Accountability in Forest Management (GIRAF) was a 4-year project (2009-2012), funded by the EU (75%) and CARE Denmark (25%). The purpose of this project is to increased public awareness in Ghana and enforcement of Forest Law Enforcement and Governance …