Friday, November 9, 2007

Interview with Thelma Ekiyor of WACSI

Thelma Ekiyor is the Executive Director of West Africa Civil Society Institute and shared her views with the public on a two-day workshop organised by WACSI, UNDP and GAPVOD on the theme Reflectingon on Civil Society's Evolution in Ghana over the last 50 years. This workshop took place at La Palm Beach Hotel, Accra from the 8th to 9th November 2007.

The United Nations Development Programme(UNDP) Civil Society Resource Centre in Ghana in Collaboration with the Ghana Association of Private Voluntary Organisations in Development(GAPVOD) and West Africa Civil Society Institute(WASCI), established by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa(OSIWA) organised a two day seminar to reflect on Civil Society's evolution in Ghana over the last 50 years. the aim of the seminar was to provide a platform for civil society actors in Ghana and across West Africa, Government representatives, Donor Agencies and the private sector to discuss and deliberate on the roles civil society organisations in Ghana have played in fostering democracy, governance, peace and socio-economic development in Ghana. The seminar critically examined the the contributions Ghanaian civil society organisations have made to similar processes across West Africa.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Interview with Michael Quarshie of Persol

Mr. Quarshie shared his concern for collaboration between various partners in moving forward the private sector as the engine of growth at the launch of the Ghana Association of Software and IT Services Companies(GASSCOM) in Accra on 5th November 2007 at Alisa Hotels, North Ridge.He said GASSCOM is a premier trade association for the IT Software and Services Industry.

GASSCOM is registered as a non-profit company limited by guarantee under company's code of the republic of Ghana.GASSCOM was set up to facilitate business and trade in software and services and be a strong advocate in soliciting Government and other public sector support and encourage the advancement of the Industry as a key and strategic sector for the growth of the Ghanaian economy in the next millenium. For more information on GASSCOM and how to become a member, kindly watch the video.