Accra – The national consultation process on the post-2015 agenda has ended in Ghana with a validation workshop which brought together over 80 participants from across the country. The participants were drawn from the various groups and organisations who took part in the 4-month 3-phase consultations involving direct (workshops & focus group discussions) and indirect (online) consultations.
The National Development Planning Committee (NDPC) and the UNDP led the process in the country.
Issues of inequalities, environmental sustainability, food security, governance at all levels, population dynamics, health, education and support system for persons living disability remain issues of concern for many Ghanaians according to findings from the national consultations. For women, health care, equal participation in decision making and access to measures for income growth remained high on their agenda while health care and food security was for the older population.
The workshop was to validate the findings of the consultations and particularly to share the issues that emerged from the consultations with all stakeholders from November 2012 to date.
The final report following the workshop is expected to be incorporated into the global UN Report, will be the basis for inter-government negotiations for the Post-2015 global development agenda.
Speaking to the media after the workshop, the UN Resident Coordinator, Ms Ruby, Sandhu-Rojon, said “we will use the emerging issues to shape the UN system development framework for the country”.