West Africa

Good Governance Africa - West Africa (GGA-WA) strongly believes that a democratic society with a proactive practice of transparency, accountability and the rule of law is on the right development pathway. GGA-WA, therefore, is deliberate in promoting these ideals in its programmes and activities across different sectors in Ghana and in other selected West African countries.

Membership to organisations

The Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC)

As an executive member of this coalition, we partner other CSOs that seek to push for fair, open, transparent and accountable governance in all public and private spheres.

CSOs Platform for the Monitoring of the SDGs

As a member of this
platform, GGA-WA and selected
CSOs monitor and report
on the progress of various factors
in the implementation
of the SDGs.

Ghana Urbanisation Think Tank (GUTT)

Membership to the think tank, GUTT, which is facilitated by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development in collaboration with the Urban Management Institute, the Coalition of Urban Transition and the African Centre for Cities, enables us to assist in the deliberations on emerging urban developmental issues in Ghana.

The Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC)

As an executive member of this coalition, we partner other CSOs that seek to push for fair, open, transparent and accountable governance in all public and private spheres.

CSOs Platform for the Monitoring of the SDGs

As a member of this platform, GGA-WA and selected CSOs monitor and report on the progress of various factors in the implementation of the SDGs.

Ghana Urbanisation Think Tank (GUTT)

Membership to the think tank, GUTT, which is facilitated by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development in collaboration with the Urban Management Institute, the Coalition of Urban Transition and the African Centre for Cities, enables us to assist in the deliberations on emerging urban developmental issues in Ghana.

Programmes

GGA-WA approaches delivering programmes through research, advocacy, training and publications, and has carefully analysed the developmental pathway of the four countries in which it is implementing its programmes and activities. The following key areas have been identified for its interventions:

Local Economic Development (LED)

Promoting vibrant and productive economies capable of delivering the jobs people need and raising revenue to fund development.

Programmes

GGA-WA approaches delivering programmes through research, advocacy, training and publications, and has carefully analysed the developmental pathway of the four countries in which it is implementing its programmes and activities. The following key areas have been identified for its interventions:

Local Economic Development (LED)

Promoting vibrant and productive economies capable of delivering the jobs people need and raising revenue to fund development.

Local Governance, Land Reform and Property Rights

Supporting the capacity building of local administrations and stakeholders to embrace best practices in delivering their mandates, particularly good land governance and property ownership.

Early Childhood Education

Introducing effective childhood education modules to address Africa’s human resource development challenge right at the beginning.

Early Childhood Education

Introducing effective childhood education modules to address Africa’s human resource development challenge right at the beginning.

Civil Action for Accountability and Transparency

Partnering with relevant CSOs to push departments, agencies and bodies tasked to deliver development to do their work openly and to be answerable to the public. Be the voice of the marginalised in society.

“Ending poverty and improving lives in a continent so rich in natural resources is highly possible if we systematically get leadership right, institutions to be effective and promote good governance practices across the board.” GGA-WA 2019

Our publications

News from the region

Quickly access all the latest news, articles and press releases from our centres operating in West Africa

GGA West Africa

Tina Asante-Apeatu

GGA Executive Directors

Tina Asante-Apeatu is the executive director of GGA-West Africa Centre. She holds a BA in psychology and politics and eMBA in project management. She manages various projects, including research and advocacy in the areas of land governance, property rights and early childhood education. She is also currently the president of the Police Wives’ Association of Ghana. Tina is married with two children and loves travelling to new places.

Gifty Obeng

Author

Gifty Obeng is a monitoring and evaluation specialist with over 19 years’ experience in various fields of work. With an international training background (Masters level) in sustainable environmental practices, Gifty specialises in designing programmes and projects that protect the environment and thus limit the negative environmental footprint of human activities. She has been at the forefront of advising agencies like the B-Bovid (agro-processing social enterprise) on sustainable agricultural practices and climate change adaptative measures for farming communities. Gifty’s commitment to the use of best planning practices in all initiatives she has supported stems from her training as a development planning professional at undergraduate level (see CV). A trained school teacher with more than 10 years’ experience, Gifty is also skilled in training and mobilising stakeholders with various needs, and in designing content to suit various categories of clients. Gifty currently occupies the position of Programmes, Monitoring and Evaluations Manager at the Good Governance Africa Centre, where she uses her strong professional training background in business administration (Big Data), Quick Books and ComCare to steer programmes and activities.

Edward Sarpong

Author

Edward is a development planning professional with over 10 years working experience in development cooperation, research and training. For six years, Edward worked as a technical development advisor working at all levels of the decentralised system in Ghana. At the local level, he has been directly involved in community mobilisations and engagements to document the needs of the people mostly in deprived districts. These engagements were further used to enrich national policy discourse and in the formulation of policies and programmes. Edward also coordinated interventions with the then 10 Regional Coordinating Councils (RCC) to support selected districts in the implementation of their development programmes. Over the last five years Edward has been engaged in trainings and research, working both in the private and non-governmental sectors. With a strong planning background both at the masters’ and undergraduate levels, Edward is a passionate advocate of inclusive planning and decision making, particularly on matters that could reduce poverty amongst marginalised segments of society. Edward also holds a practitioner certificate in organisational and systems development; a background that positively influences his engagement with stakeholders at all levels of society. Currently, Edward occupies the position of Senior Research Officer at the Good Governance Africa – West Africa Centre (see CV).

Akosua Sapaning

Author

Akosua Sapaning is a social worker with over five years experience in programme implementation support. She has had an exciting working journey involving fruitful engagements with six different corporate giants in Ghana, and also with Good Governance Africa - West Africa Centre. She has provided excellent support to managements of these institutions, where her skill in office administration and operations were of tremendous benefit. Her work entailed the promotion of activities supporting people with disability, as well as children’s rights and protection of girls’ rights (and female empowerment). Akosua currently works as a Project Assistant where she plays both administrative and research support roles. She has also received training in the area of report writing and been instrumental in capturing data and information at various GGA events in Ghana.

GGA – WEST AFRICA

GGA – WEST AFRICA

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