Ghana Statistical Service had a meeting with Development Partners on Thursday 5th November at La Palm Royal Beach Hotel. The meeting was organised in collaboration with UNFPA, the lead global partner in census implementation. The purpose of the meeting was to provide a forum for Development Partners to discuss strategic engagement in the Ghana 2021 PHC process. Development Partners present included the World Bank, IOM, UNHCR, DFID, JICA, and the Embassy of Denmark.
The meeting featured remarks from the United Nations Resident Coordinator, Mr Charles Abani and the United National Population Fund (UNFPA) Country Representative, Mr. Niyi Ojuolape. Their remarks focused on the shared interest of partners in supporting successful census and having a productive partnership with the Government of Ghana and with Ghana Statistical Service to make that possible.
The meeting also featured presentations by the Government Statistician, Professor Samuel Kobina Annim and the Chief Technical Advisor to the Ghana 2021 PHC, Dr. Collins Opiyo who provided an overview of census implementation and the areas of strategic support required respectively.
This meeting is the first in a series of continuous long-term engagements with the Development Partners and other census stakeholders.