The purpose of this two-day international Summit on the theme “ATIWA FOREST, A HERITAGE AT A CROSS ROAD, WHAT FUTURE?” is to rally together policy makers, sector ministers and departments, scientists, communities members, faith-based institutions, media agencies and civil society groups and all relevant stakeholders to come out with a resolution that would foster the protection of Atiwa’s water and biodiversity resources as well as petition the government to make Atiwa a National Park.
The platform will also be used to create awareness on threats facing Atiwa, development of workable conservation strategy and assess potential impacts of destruction to water bodies and wildlife due to mining.
THEMATIC AREAS FOR DISCUSSION
Experienced scientist, practitioners and professionals, politicians and decision makers will dialogue on the following issues:
• Forest Management and Challenges in Ghana; Atiwa being the larger picture of sustainable forest management
• Current State of water in Ghana, Why Atiwa is critical?
• Mining in relation to Atiwa, benefits and pitfalls
• Climate Change and REDD, what linkages and opportunities
• The Case of Atiwa in Crisis
These presentations will be further discussed and key issues agreed on in plenary sessions.
EXPECTED OUTCOMES OF Summit
It is envisaged that the major outcomes of this conference would be:
STRATEGIES FOR FOLLOW UP ON Summit OUTCOMES