Enabling Activities to Facilitate Early Action on the Implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Ghana

Project Summary

The overall objective of this enabling activities proposal is to strengthen national capacity and capability to deliver a comprehensive assessment of the threats posed by Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) to human health and the environment. In the immediate and the long term the project seeks to:·Identify the main locations where POPs are emitted and used;·Assess the knowledge, the attitudes, and the practices of the industry in general with regard to POPs handling, storage and application;·Identify main uses and quantities of POPs which have not been prohibited and develop alternatives (e.g. waste transformer oils);·Intensify efforts in the implementation of the Stockholm Convention on POPs and create awareness amongst decision makers, managers, the industry, end-users and the general public on POPs so as to facilitate the identification of alternative chemicals (substitutes). By achieving these objectives Ghana will meet the obligations of the Stockholm Convention, which seeks to protect human health and the environment from Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs).

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Enabling Activity
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Executing Agencies
Environmental Protection Agency
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
497,000 USD
Co-financing Total
GEF Agency Fees
54,000 USD
Total Cost 497,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
27 Sep 2001
Project Approved for Implementation
29 Oct 2001
Project closed