An assessment of stakeholder involvement in the implementation of re-afforestation projects in Ghana

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2021-06-15
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This study had investigated the nature of stakeholder involvement in the inplementation with regards to re-afforestation projects of the Forestry Commission in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. The study utilized mixed method research approach. Two hundred (200) participants were selected for the study. Primary data was the main source of information for the study. The study used structured questionnaire to obtain the primary data. SPSS version 23 was used to analyze the data. The study found that institutional policy management, technical drivers and socio-economic drivers have strong influence on stakeholder’s involvement that is 67.3% variability in stakeholder’s involvement are explained by institutional policy management, technical drivers and socio-economic drivers. Secondly, the study found that stakeholder’s involvement has very strong predictive influence on sustainability of re-afforestation projects. The study found that 70.6% variability in sustainability of re-afforestation projects are explained by stakeholder’s involvement. Again, the study found that, participants were involved in the budgetary process of their organization including the control process. Respondents also indicated that they were always informed about the project wished to be undertaken in their organization during coordination process while others also showed that they were involved in the monitoring and evaluation procedure undertaken by the organization. This shows the participation of stakeholders in organizational activities. This research concludes that institutional policy management, technical drivers and socio-economic drivers have strong influence on stakeholder’s involvement. Also, the study found that stakeholder’s involvement has very strong predictive influence on sustainability of re-afforestation projects. The study recommends the need for strong stakeholder involvement in order to enhance re-afforestation project success and sustainability.
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A thesis submitted to the Department of Construction, Technology and Management, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Award Degree of Master of Science in Project Management.
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Assessment of stakeholder, Implementation, Re-afforestatio n projects in Ghana
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