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Forging multi-stakeholder partnerships has long been identified as a working alternative to delivering on the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, as highlighted in Goal 17. As an agency of the United Nations, UNFPA commits to exploring the opportunity partnerships with other bodies, including the private sector provides.

The Country Office of UNFPA Ghana had the pleasure to host the management of UBA Ghana—a thriving financial institution serving financial needs of customers nationwide. Led by their Managing Director, Mr. Isong Udom, the team from UBA Ghana that visited the office were received by UNFPA Ghana Country Representative, Mr. Niyi Ojuolape, and other staff of the Country Office.

Staff of UNFPA Ghana and the team from UBA Ghana

The meeting was primarily to discuss ways in which both organizations could establish a mutually beneficial relationship that will manifest in efforts aimed at driving the agenda of “ensuring a world in which every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and where every young person’s potential is fulfilled”.

At the end of the meeting, the MD of UBA Ghana expressed appreciation to UNFPA Ghana for the warm reception his team was given, while stressing their desire to learn about the organization’s areas of intervention to help them in determining the support they can provide in contribution to achieving the SDGs.