Annual Report 2015-2016

The Western Region Coastal Foundation (WRCF) is an innovative organisation that encourages an effective dialogue between oil, gas, and power (OGP) companies, other extractive industry actors, local communities, and the government in six districts in the Western Region of Ghana, to identify and resolve issues facing these communities. WRCF leverages stakeholder financial and in-kind contributions and corporate social investments through a market systems development approach to address improved stability and socio-economic development concerns of communities. The aim of WRCF is to build trust between communities, government, and industry in the six coastal districts and to help government and industry develop...

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30 March 2017

Opportunities for Oil and Gas Corporate Social Investment in the Fisheries Sector of Ghana’s Western Region

Coastal areas of Ghana’s Western Region have been undergoing two potentially far-reaching socio-economic transformations since the turn of the 21st Century – the drastic decline of marine fisheries on which much of the coastal population depends, and the start of offshore oil production in the Jubilee Field. Marine fishing is an important economic sector in Western Region, as in Ghana as a whole; the sector employs 135,000 people nationwide, with each job supporting a further seven in processing, commerce and associated services. Fisheries are underpinned by a rich – but variable – biannual upwelling in the Gulf of Guinea, which...

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28 March 2017

The Implications of Infrastructure Investments on Land and Livelihoods- Experience from the Western Coastal Region of Ghana

After more than two decades of exploration activity, commercial quantities of oil and gas were discovered off the coast of Ghana in 2007. The prospects for the sector still remain positive with additional fields coming on stream in the second half of 2016 and 2017. Discovery has led to a high increase in infrastructure projects and investments in the Western Region particularly the six coastal districts. Large tracts of land have been taken over for oil and gas infrastructure, businesses, pipelines, roads and areas for machinery repair. These huge investments obviously have big implications for the communities who live in...

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22 March 2017

Shama District Profile

Shama district was created in 2008 when it was separated from then-Shama Ahanta East Metropolitan Assembly. Shama has a population of over 80,000, and lies 15km east of Sekondi and 280km west of Accra. This PDF contains information about education, health, employment and other economic development indicators for the people of Shama in Ghana's Western Region.

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22 February 2017

Sekondi-Takoradi District Profile

Sekondi-Takoradi is a major metropolitan area about 280km west of Accra. It has a population of over 400,000 and hosts sea, air, and rail links as well as 690km roads. This PDF contains information about education, health, employment and other economic development indicators for the people of Sekondi-Takoradi in Ghana's Western Region.

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