Project Activities Implementation Expected Result Result Indicators
1. Public Education and Awareness Creation
Conduct educational and awareness creation to sensitize 5 groups of communities, including school groups. Visited two farmer groups operating within the Ramsar Site and 5 schools from March to April, 2016 to give talk on importance of wetland / biodiversity conservation. The schools were grouped into 2 for site visit to show children how wetlands support local farming activities on 6th and 7th April 2016, respectively. To enhance understanding and appreciation of the importance of preservation of the wetlands. Five hundred (500) copies of brochures with information on wetland values discussed and distributed to 500 school children including teachers. Wetland site visited by two (2) groups of school children and their teachers.
Host youth groups and the press (print & electronic media) to participate in WMBD 2016. Registered with the AEWA WMBD platform to celebrate WMBD in Ghana; organised pupils and teaches form five community schools around Sakumo Ramsar Site in partnership with a local NGO - Friends of Ramsar Sites (FORS) for messages, bird watching and cleaning and invited the press (Radio & TV); Printed 150 T-Shirts with message of 2016 WMBD and distributed among school children and teachers to facilitate their participation in the 2016 WMBD on May 14, 2016 The general public is made aware of the importance of birds, their migration and the need to conserve their habitats including wetlands such as Sakumo Ramsar Site through rodio and TV information broadcasted. 2016 WMBD celebrated by school children at Sakumo Ramsar Site on May 14, 2016. Activity broadcasted on major national radio and TV stations. 150 printed T‐shirts with message of 2016 WMBD distributed to school children and teachers.
2. Habitat management
Plant 2,000 tree seedlings along river banks Organised school children, staff of the Forestry Commission (FC) and Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources (MLNR) for tree planting at three (3) different locations all within the Sakumo Ramsar Site. Planting at the third location planned to coincide with the official launching the National Forestry Week within Sakumo Ramsar Site. In attendance to launch the day is the Minister responsible for Lands and Natural Resources and some other dignitaries. Over 2000 tree seedlings planted on three selected locations within Sakumo Ramsar Site to contribute to erosion/siltation control of the lagoon and also provide habitat for tree roosting birds at the site. Two thousand two hundred and forty (2,240) seedlings made up of coconut and acacia magnium planted in three locations within Sakumo Ramsar Site before 30th May 2016. Participation was highly encouraging as the Minister responsible for Lands and Forestry and other dignitaries took part in the tree planting exercise.
Targeted consultations and awareness creation among development planning authorities - Tema Development Corporation (TDC) and Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA). Organised stakeholder meeting and one field visit with local planning authorities under whose jurisdiction the Sakumo Ramsar Site falls between 2 - 5 April 2016. Knowledge of local planning authorities broadened on the negative impacts of unapproved developments with the Ramsar Site and the catchment areas and, secondly maintain and improve their planning regulations to control unauthorised developments within and around the Ramsar Site. Action Plan to address problem of encroachment and other activities that degrade Sakumo Ramsar Site prepared and submitted to the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources on May 3, 2016 for approval for implementation.
3. Training
Organize bird walk engaging bird enthusiasts to learn and share individual birding experiences. Supported the organisation of monthly bird walk by a local NGO - Ghana Wildlife Society (GWS) for bird enthusiasts at Sakumo Ramsar Site and Legon Botanical Gardens in February and May 2016, respectively. Two bird walks completed in partnership with local NGO - Ghana Wildlife Society (GWS); more bird enthusiasts join not only to exercise their bodies but also join in support for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. Two monthly bird walks organised in partnership with local NGO - Ghana Wildlife Society (GWS).
Train WD staff and local youth groups (local NGO) Two-days field training on proper use of binoculars, bird identification and counting organised by staff of WD for local NGOs and youth group at Sakumo Ramsar Site. Improve capacity of staff and NGOs on the use of binoculars, bird identification and bird counting skills. Two new staff of Wildlife Division and 5 people from a local NGO trained in basic bird identification and counting.
Acknowledge ment of donors and Partners To enhance the visibility of project partners and donors we acknowledged them by placing their logos on banners and print T-shirts. Logos of donors and partners were sought and printed on banners and T-shirts used for project implementation and in the final report. Donors and partners feel recognised for their support. Donors and partners acknowledged on banners, Tshirts and final report.