NAP Development Process
The Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) has undertaken a national baseline assessment (NBA). National validation workshops were held in July 2021, and the NBA which was launched by the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Hon Godfred Yeboah Dame, on 4 July 2022.
It is reported that at the launch, the Attorney General and Minister of Justice “charged the Steering Committee Members to come out with an action plan within 3 months to help protect human rights and businesses in Ghana.”
On 7-9 August 2022, the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) and UNDP Ghana held a training workshop for the NAP Steering Committee.
DAY 2- Training Workshop for the Steering Committee to Develop a National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights in Ghana.
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National Baseline Assessment (NBA)
In July 2022, Ghana published a National Baseline Assessment (NBA) with the support from The Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) and Oxfam. The report was elaborated through the use of data on human rights and interview rounds with CSO, government and business stakeholders. Primary focus was given to stakeholders in the petroleum, telecommunications, mining and finance sectors. The work was carried out by the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) with inputs from Ghana’s NHRI, the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) as well as the DIHR.
The NBA focused on the petroleum, telecommunications, mining and finance sectors. It analyzes Ghanaian law and international commitments in relation to UNGP standards in order to evaluate whether there are gaps in the UNGP’s implementation within the national legal framework. Furthermore, it looks at individual principles and assesses the degree of implementation within the Ghanaian context. The NBA has individual assessment chapters for principles 1-10, 26 and 27. It also takes into account secondary sources such as news reports and statements from interviewees and representatives in stakeholder roundtables.