Inception Meeting on the Implementation of GOG/UNFPA Seventh Country Programme (CP7) for the Year 2021

UNFPA works with a cross section of critical implementing partners (IP) and sub-implementing partners (sub-IP) across the public and private sectors to fulfill its mandate and to build their knowledge and capacities to respond to the unmet needs in family planning, improved maternal health and zero sexual and gender-based violence.

As the Implementing Partner of the GOG/UNFPA Seventh Country Programme in the Bono Region, the Regional Coordinating Council (BERCC) is organizing an inception meeting on it 2021 Annual Work plan. This meeting will bring together the IP focal person and all sub-IPs focal persons within the Bono East Region to seek inputs and feedback on the Work Plan and implementation schedule. Considering BERCC as a new IP and the new and existing Sub-IPs, the inception meeting will present an avenue to orient, review and socialise participants with UNFPA reporting systems/templates as well as brainstorm ways towards a successful implementation of 2021 activities.

The aim of the inception meeting is to review and receive inputs to clarify the 2021 Annual Work Plan (CP7) of the Bono Regional Coordinating Council and its sub implementers.  Other related issues like procurement and the basic of working with UNFPA and the basics of the IP agreement would be discussed.

Remarks by the Regional Coordinating Director, Mr. George Padmore Mensah

The Bono East Regional Coordinating Council, an implementing partner of the GoG/UNFPA Seventh Country Programme is organising this inception meeting today to discuss the 2021 work plan implementation and strategically exploit all possible opportunities available to ensure the attainment of our strategic goal of access to sexual and reproductive health and rights to accelerate progress.

We are grateful to UNFPA for selecting the Bono East Region as an implementing partner of the programme and wish to state that we will fully support the programme to achieve its set objectives.

I wish to also express my sincere gratitude to the sub-implementing partners for the tremendous inputs made in the development of the Adolescent in the Region.  I urge you to work harder and with effective collaboration so as to meet the set targets of promoting adolescent sexual reproductive health and right in the midst of COVID-19.

The implementation will focus on consolidating the gains from 2019 to 2020, including follow ups on existing community-based structures, engaging and supporting to build their capacities in mobilization, advocacy and reporting results.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The task ahead is not an easy one.  But with the qualities and expertise, competence, maturity and dedication you represent, I have no doubt that you will measure up to it.

I wish to reiterate that the RCC will play its part by coordinating and providing supporting role to the sub-implementers and work with them to document the impact of the intervention, the lessons learnt and the challenges faced.

On behalf of the Hon. Regional Minister and the Bono East Regional Co-ordinating Council I welcome you to the maiden inception meeting and wish you a hearty deliberation.

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