Accra Urban Green Infrastructure Project (AUGIP)

AUGIP was initiated to provide a large pristine green urban space for people to visit and enjoy the floral and funa of Ghana. It was also initiated to become a centre of excellence for training florists and horticultural entrepreneurs and enthusiasts in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana as well as national conservatory for depleting floral and funa

Stage of the project

Idea

Starting Up

Implementation

Realised

The results of the project so far

We have achieved the following;
Signed a partnership agreement with the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) to release of 15 acre land for the project.
Trained 50 horticulturalist in tissue culture technology and processes of propagation of delicate plants
Designed and build a healing garden as an extension to the GAEC Hospital in Accra.

What are specific, distinctive, strong elements in this project?

This project has taught us many lessons which include;
1. Working with partner organizations takes a lot of time but it less the burden of getting things done
2. Undertaking such project requires a lot of personal sacrifices in terms of personal funds and time to get things started.
3. Persevering through difficult times would also be required.

Which specific lessons, do's and don'ts would you like to share? What would be suggestions for others when preparing or implementing the project in their own city?

This project is designed to executed collaboratively among various partner institutions in the Public, Private and Civil Society sectors. The project was initiated by founding members of the Ghana Flowers Growers Association (GFGA) who are individual business operators, the land for project donated by the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission- a Government Agency under the Ministry of Energy. Now that the project has started, we are hopping to attract funding from the corporations and other donors.

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