The U.S. Mission in Accra, Ghana is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Geospatial Information Specialist. This position is located in the Regional Program Office of USAID/West Africa in Accra. The Senior Geospatial Information Specialist will conduct data analytics using geospatial technologies to inform development programming across the sectors in which USAID works with a specific emphasis on strategic planning, program design, and monitoring, evaluation and learning.
Accra, GHANA – The U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson reiterated his commitment to supporting Ghana’s efforts to hold credible and nonviolent 2016 Presidential elections at an event today celebrating the launch of the Electoral Commission’s new communications strategy. This strategy, the development of which the U.S. government supported through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), embraces a number of tools to increase the transparency of the Electoral Commission. These tools include training journalists and polling officials, using social media, and developing a new SMS election platform.
U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson and Western Regional Minister John Evans Aidoo inaugurated a USAID-funded kindergarten in the Diabene community in Ghana’s Western Region today. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provided $100,000 for the construction and furnishing of this kindergarten, which was completed in June 2016. The kindergarten block houses two classrooms, a staff room, a dining hall, restrooms, and a playground.
This issue could not be more important. There are more than one million orphans in Ghana, and too many of them are languishing in unlicensed, inadequate orphanages. These children are all too often subjected to violence, exploitation, abuse, and neglect. They are not even guaranteed the most basic necessities—things like food, water, clothing, education and health care. In these conditions, they are robbed of the chance to grow, learn, and thrive.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection signed a collaboration agreement on August 9 at the Ministry. U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Robert P. Jackson, Minster of Gender, Children and Social Protection Nana Oye Lithur, and USAID/Ghana Mission Director Andrew Karas were present at the signing, which marks the next phase in their partnership to protect Ghana’s most vulnerable children.
Last updated: September 26, 2016