The Bia work group of the UNESCO MAB National Committee undertook a monitoring visit to the Bia National Park and UNESCO Biosphere Reserve from 21st to 23rd May, 2019.
The main objective of the visit was to follow up on the progress of livelihood enterprises established by the Green Economy in Biosphere Reserve (GEBR) project.
The team interacted with some beneficiaries and also inspected the palm oil processing plants and mushroom centre built during project.
It was observed that honey producers and the palm oil production group have made good progress to realise the goal of the project while the mushroom and snail farmers have lagged.
It was generally concluded the UNESCO MAB Secretariat will have to regularly monitor the livelihood activities and also provide support for the activation of livelihood associations established by the project.
This was done in line with operationalization of the Ghana Plan of Action for BRs, the Lima Strategy for BRs, SDG 15.