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.

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