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WCC 2020 Res 087 - Activity Report

General Information
IUCN Constituent: 
Ghana Project Office
IUCN Constituent type: 
IUCN Secretariat
Period covered: 
Geographic scope: 
In implementing this Resolution your organization has worked/consulted with...
IUCN Members: 
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN Species Survival Commission 2021-2025 (SSC)
IUCN Secretariat: 
Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
Capacity-buildingCommunity-led Monitoring and Reporting of Threat in Atewa ForestOn-going
Field activitiesOn-going
Field activities1. Development of Community-Led Natural Resource Governance Framework in Communities surrounding Atewa 2. Illegal Activity Mapping and Rapid Action to address threats 3. Landscape Restoration Activities -both on and off-reserve 4..Fostering Reforestation, Environmental Sustainability and Tourism in the Okyeman Area (FOREST Okyeman On-going
Policy influencing/advocacy1.Green Development pathway assessment for Policy Influencing 2.Policy Influencing and engagement of state agencies on national processes to develop integrated aluminium industry which targets AtewaOn-going
Scientific/technical activitiesDevelopment Grains of Paradise (fom wisa) and Organic Cocoa value chains for improved livelihoods in the Atewa LandscapeOn-going
Please report on the result /achievement of the actions taken: 
1. Community Resource Management Committees (CRMCs) established in 20 Communities. 2 Community Resource Management Areas (CREMA) Established CREMA Constitution and Management plans developed 2. Illegal farming and mining encroachment mapped and continuous monitoring activities happening to avoid expansion 3. 40 hectares of illegally farmed areas replanted and enriched with native tree species to improve regeneration forest integrity 4. The capacity of the CREMA Monitoring Units and the Kyebi District Forestry staff built in the use of SMART monitoring systems. Subsequently the SMART monitoring system equipment both desktop and hand-held equipment procured to support real time monitoring of illegalities within the Atewa Landscape 5. Green development pathway assessment progressing well, with good involvement of all major stakeholders at the landscape and at national level. Three major green opportunities identified Ecotourism, Payment for Ecosystem Services (carbon-based projects) Development of green value-chains for high-end forest botanicals 6. 20 000 trees planted in off-reserve areas Assessment for eco-tourism development in off-reserve areas of Atewa commissioned 7.
What challenges have you encountered in implementing this Resolution and what measures have you taken to overcome them?: 
Lack of financial resources to engage members and other stakeholders involved in order to contribute to actions, poor commitment by communities and government of to fight illegal mining which is destroying community lands. Steps taken include seeking partnerships with members and other takeholders towards fundraising
Identify and briefly describe what future actions are planned for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Future ActionDescription
Capacity-buildingExpand the coverage of SMART monitoring system and develop a robust response mechanism to effectively identified threats and reports to inform effective management of the area
Field activities1. Establish 2 additional CREMAs around Atewa Forest, Form CRMCs in 25 additional Communities,cDevelop Constitutions and Management plans for the 2 CREMAs,Enact and gazette District bye-laws to give legal backing to CREMAs established 2. Continue supporting the established CREMAs to play an functional role of ensuring sustainability in the communities surrounding Atewa Forest 3. Long-term program to eradicate illegal farming and mining 3. C
Policy influencing/advocacy1. Identify investment and financial mechanisms to roll out the green development potentials identified to create the necessary jobs to secure the landscape from mining 2. Government needs to make a public statement of excluding Atewa and actively lead green investment drive for Atewa.
Scientific/technical activities1. Identify more financing to scale up the green value chain development of these high-end agro-commodities.
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