Monday, February 1, 2016

Policy Dialogue Workshop: An interview with K. Tenasu Gbedemah, Ghana

An interview with Tenasu Kofi Gbedemah, Voice Ghana, (Ho, Ghana)
Volta Region is one of Ghana's ten administrative regions. It is to the east of Lake Volta. Its capital is Ho. The Volta region of Ghana, lies to the east of the Volta lake. The region covers an area of 20,570 square kilometres representing 8.6% of Ghana. Between latitudes 5° 45’N and 8°45’N.  Between the Volta Lake by the west and east by the Republic of Togo and south by the Atlantic Ocean.  20,570 sq. kilometers i.e. 8.6% of the total area of Ghana.  The Region spans all the vegetational zones of  the country stretching from the Atlantic coast in the south to the north.
Voice of People with Disability Ghana (VOICE GHANA) is a registered nonprofit, Ghanaian non-governmental organization with Charity No: G -10, 042 and DSW/5710. The organisation was formed in 2002 by a small group of people with disability who had a vision to form an NGO managed and staffed by people with disabilities for the benefit of persons with all category of disabilities in the Volta Region and Ghana.
This philosophy continues to this day as VOICE GHANA has a policy of recruiting more persons with disabilities as Board and staff members. The organization was formerly known as VOLPHIG. This name was changed to VOICE GHANA in 2009 as a result of our strategic direction to transform the organization from a regional based NGO of people with disabilities to a national organization to work with all people with disabilities at the grassroots level in Ghana. Tenasu talks about the extend to which Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies use evidence in development planning and why he will recommend the course on evidence-informed policy making to MMDAs.
The VakaYiko Consortium, a three year project working in Ghana, South Africa and Zimbabwe to build the capacity of policy makers to access, evaluate and use evidence in policy-making. This interview was filmed during the policy dialogue workshop held in Ho, Volta Region of Ghana on 3rd November 2015. Editing by Joseph --

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