The 2022 Ghana Urban Forum (2022GUF) slated for Monday, 31st October to Tuesday, 1st November 2022 has been organised by the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development (MLGDRD) in Accra.
The Ghana Urban Forum (GUF), a multi-stakeholder platform, brought together state and non-state actors who discussed issues affecting urban settlements and offered solutions that support sustainable urban development in the country.
The Ministry, over the years, has leveraged the GUF to solicit stakeholder inputs into relevant policies and strategic documents such as the National Urban Policy Framework and Action Plan (2012), as well as country processes leading to the adoption of the new Urban Agenda in 2016.
This year’s forum was organised on the theme: “Rapid urban growth in Ghana: promoting effective urban planning for liveable and sustainable cities and towns”.
The 2022 GUF looked at discourse on the definition of urban areas, sustainable urban development, and private sector participation in urban service delivery;
It solicited inputs into the update of the National Urban Policy (2012) and collaborated with key institutions on the New Urban Agenda and SDGs.
The forum was preceded by a breakfast meeting for editors and senior journalists to inform them and give them an overview of steps undertaken by the government in the urban space and what was being done to lift the current status of Ghana’s urban areas.