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Welcome to the Ghana's VPA process. The VPA between Ghana and EU was signed in a ceremony in Brussels on November 20, 2009. Ghana signing the VPA in BrusselsSee Agreement
 

Ghana is in the process of developing the relevant systems to implement the provisions of the agreement. A Wood Tracking System (WTS) and the protocols for assessing legal compliance are key elements under development.


From the 27 - 29th January 2010, Ghana hosted the first Joint Monitoring and Review Mechanism meeting in Accra. The JMRM is established under the Agreement to facilitate the implementation of the VPA; provide recommendations for capacity building; and assess the social, economic, and environmental impacts of the Agreement.  As envisaged under the Agreement and agreed by the parties, the JMRM will meet at least once a year to discuss the status of implementation.  The JMRM is co-chaired by the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources (MLNR), and  the Director, DG Development, Brussels and sets up a joint secretariat to be hosted by the EU Delegation in Accra and the Forestry Commission. Mr. Luis Riera, Director, DG Development, Brussels and Hon. Collins Dauda Minister of Lands and Natural Resources in a friendly handshake during the meeting

The next meeting of the JMRM will be held in Accra in October 2010 following an assessment of Ghana’s wood tracking system pilot.  View the Aide Memoire

A multi-stakeholder implementation committee similar in structure to the steering committee that was used for the preparatory process will oversee the implementation phase of the process. The committee which was inauqurated on 18th February, 2010 is chaired by the Deputy Minister in Charge of Forestry at the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources.  Click here for:

 

Briefing Notes & Others

Press Release
 

 

  • Aide Memoire - 3rd Mission of the Joint Monitoring and Review Mechanism here
  • Terms of Reference of the VPA Multi-stakeholder Implementation Committee (M-SIC) here


Visit  Resource Library for the latest documents.

 

 
Focus Areas  

 The country preparation towards the implementation of the agreement revolves round six main areas, namely:

  • New Business Process Roll-Out and FC Institutional Reform 
  • Development of a Wood Tracking System
  • Legal Timber Promotion 
  • Domestic Market Development 
  • Timber Industry Restructuring 
  • Legalislative Reform 

 

Events Notice5th Meeting of the Joint Monitoring and Review Mechanism (JMRM) 28th- 31st May, 2013

>> The Ghana Legal Assurance System,  by C. Beeko
>> Draft Timber Legality Audit & Verification Manual, by  R. Gyimah

See >> Calendar of Events
 

 

 

 
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The Ghana-EU Voluntary Partnership Agreement

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Welcome to the Ghana's VPA process. The VPA between Ghana and EU was signed in a ceremony in Brussels on November 20, 2009. Ghana signing the VPA in BrusselsSee Agreement
 

Ghana is in the process of developing the relevant systems to implement the provisions of the agreement. A Wood Tracking System (WTS) and the protocols for assessing legal compliance are key elements under development.


From the 27 - 29th January 2010, Ghana hosted the first Joint Monitoring and Review Mechanism meeting in Accra. The JMRM is established under the Agreement to facilitate the implementation of the VPA; provide recommendations for capacity building; and assess the social, economic, and environmental impacts of the Agreement.  As envisaged under the Agreement and agreed by the parties, the JMRM will meet at least once a year to discuss the status of implementation.  The JMRM is co-chaired by the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources (MLNR), and  the Director, DG Development, Brussels and sets up a joint secretariat to be hosted by the EU Delegation in Accra and the Forestry Commission. Mr. Luis Riera, Director, DG Development, Brussels and Hon. Collins Dauda Minister of Lands and Natural Resources in a friendly handshake during the meeting

The next meeting of the JMRM will be held in Accra in October 2010 following an assessment of Ghana’s wood tracking system pilot.  View the Aide Memoire

A multi-stakeholder implementation committee similar in structure to the steering committee that was used for the preparatory process will oversee the implementation phase of the process. The committee which was inauqurated on 18th February, 2010 is chaired by the Deputy Minister in Charge of Forestry at the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources.  Click here for:

Briefing Notes & Others

Press Release
 

 

  • Aide Memoire - 3rd Mission of the Joint Monitoring and Review Mechanism here
  • Terms of Reference of the VPA Multi-stakeholder Implementation Committee (M-SIC) here


Visit  Resource Library for the latest documents.

 

 The country preparation towards the implementation of the agreement revolves round six main areas, namely:

  • New Business Process Roll-Out and FC Institutional Reform 
  • Development of a Wood Tracking System
  • Legal Timber Promotion 
  • Domestic Market Development 
  • Timber Industry Restructuring 
  • Legalislative Reform 

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Events Notice5th Meeting of the Joint Monitoring and Review Mechanism (JMRM) 28th- 31st May, 2013

>> The Ghana Legal Assurance System,  by C. Beeko
>> Draft Timber Legality Audit & Verification Manual, by  R. Gyimah

See >> Calendar of Events
 

 

 

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The Ghana-EU Voluntary Partnership Agreement

Welcome to the Ghana's VPA process. The VPA between Ghana and EU was signed in a ceremony in Brussels on November 20, 2009. Ghana signing the VPA in BrusselsSee Agreement
 

Ghana is in the process of developing the relevant systems to implement the provisions of the agreement. A Wood Tracking System (WTS) and the protocols for assessing legal compliance are key elements under development.


From the 27 - 29th January 2010, Ghana hosted the first Joint Monitoring and Review Mechanism meeting in Accra. The JMRM is established under the Agreement to facilitate the implementation of the VPA; provide recommendations for capacity building; and assess the social, economic, and environmental impacts of the Agreement.  As envisaged under the Agreement and agreed by the parties, the JMRM will meet at least once a year to discuss the status of implementation.  The JMRM is co-chaired by the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources (MLNR), and  the Director, DG Development, Brussels and sets up a joint secretariat to be hosted by the EU Delegation in Accra and the Forestry Commission. Mr. Luis Riera, Director, DG Development, Brussels and Hon. Collins Dauda Minister of Lands and Natural Resources in a friendly handshake during the meeting

The next meeting of the JMRM will be held in Accra in October 2010 following an assessment of Ghana’s wood tracking system pilot.  View the Aide Memoire

A multi-stakeholder implementation committee similar in structure to the steering committee that was used for the preparatory process will oversee the implementation phase of the process. The committee which was inauqurated on 18th February, 2010 is chaired by the Deputy Minister in Charge of Forestry at the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources.  Click here for:

Resources on this Website

Briefing Notes & Others

Press Release
 

 

  • Aide Memoire - 3rd Mission of the Joint Monitoring and Review Mechanism here
  • Terms of Reference of the VPA Multi-stakeholder Implementation Committee (M-SIC) here


Visit  Resource Library for the latest documents.

 

Focus Areas

 The country preparation towards the implementation of the agreement revolves round six main areas, namely:

  • New Business Process Roll-Out and FC Institutional Reform 
  • Development of a Wood Tracking System
  • Legal Timber Promotion 
  • Domestic Market Development 
  • Timber Industry Restructuring 
  • Legalislative Reform 
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Events Notice5th Meeting of the Joint Monitoring and Review Mechanism (JMRM) 28th- 31st May, 2013

>> The Ghana Legal Assurance System,  by C. Beeko
>> Draft Timber Legality Audit & Verification Manual, by  R. Gyimah

See >> Calendar of Events