Advocacy for Biodiversity Offsetting Group in Ghana (ABOG Ghana)
The Advocacy for Biodiversity Offsetting in Ghana (ABOG) Project was initiated by NYCOB Enterprise Consortium and The John A. Kufuor Foundation in 2015. This initiative has been endorsed and approved by a broad range of key stakeholders that have signed up to be members: Private Enterprise Federation (PEF), Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GNCCI), Ghana Micro Financial Institutions Network (GHAMFIN), Ghana Flower Growers Association (GHAFGROWA), Conservation Alliance (CA), University of Ghana, National Insurance Commission (NIC), Town and Country Planning Department (TCPD) including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Ghana National Biodiversity Committee, and Forestry Commission Ghana (FC). These members resolved on the ninth day of August two thousand and sixteen to establish The Advocacy for Biodiversity Offsetting in Ghana (ABOG) Group as a legal entity registered in Ghana and called ABOG-Ghana and affiliated to ABOG yet to be established in other countries.
The Vision of ABOG-Group is to be the leading private sector-led network for biodiversity offsetting and conservation in Ghana, collaborating with other international networks for conservation of biodiversity worldwide.
The Mission of ABOG-Group is to ensure an enabling regulatory environment that empowers the private sector to play an active role in the Sustainable Utilization Management Accounting and Protection (SUMAP™) of the Biodiversity Resources and Ecosystems Services
The platform seeks to promote biodiversity issues in Ghana, hence has been working on related activities with the EPA and some of its member organizations to pilot the tools developed on biodiversity offsetting in Ghana. The Foundation provide the secretarial actions and has made significant achievements. Current activities are supported by the Foundation and BUSAC with funding the USAID, EU and DANIDA. please read more about achievements here in our reports, news, and archives).