The report briefly explores the current dominant approach to natural resource management in Ghana, and information availability and use for natural resource management. The responsibilities of the local government structures and associated information requirements are outlined. Geographic information system and related technologies and the relevance of their applications to the promotion of participatory data/information generation for decentralised decision making are examined. Details of the application of a participatory approach and principles to GIS development and implementation of a decentralised information system in the Kintampo District and Subdistricts are provided.
Pabi, O. 2005. Decentralised and participatory information system development in the Kintampo districts. Annex E of the Final Technical Report for project R8258. Legon, Ghana: Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana. 76 pp.