CDD-Ghana/GIZ Civil Society Support Program (CSSP) Launched in Tamale
CDD-Ghana in collaboration with the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), have launched a joint“Civil Society Support Program” in Tamale. The program is part of the Center’s long term strategy to support CSOs engaged in the promoting good governance and democracy in Northern Ghana.
The main intervention areas under the program during the first year of implementation would include women and youth empowerment in democracy and good governance, participation in local governance and peace building. The objective is to strengthen the human resource capacity and the general governance publics towards improving democracy and enhancing the advocacy and monitoring role of civil society.
The theme for the launch was “Promoting good governance and democracy through civil society support program.” In his welcome address, the Program Manager of the CDD-Ghana Tamale Office, Mr. Paul Osei-Kuffour said civil society organizations have a vital role to play in strengthening and consolidating the country’s burgeoning democracy.
The launch was performed by the GIZ Coordinator for Civil Society in Ghana, Ms Susanne Giese and the Technical Advisor to the GIZ/CDD Civil Society Support Program, Ms Sandra Jensen. In attendance were representatives of civil society organizations, development partners and the Media. The event was chaired by the Regional Director of the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Mr. Stephen Azantilow.