iWatch Africa participates in a three-day workshop with Anti-Corruption Call Partners

iWatch Africa participated in a three-day capacity building workshop with Anti-Corruption Call Partners organized by STAR-Ghana last week.

The three-day (3) event was to train and dialogue with partners of the Anti-corruption Call. The event, which was informed by a rapid capacity assessment survey conducted among the Anti-Corruption Call Grant Partners in April, 2018 provided minimum programme capacity to partners, and clarified in very practical terms, the ways for practicalising Political Economy analysis.

The engagement which took place at Tomreik Hotel in Accra from 27th -29th June 2018, explored linkages between the work of Anti-Corruption Call Partners’ (Civil Society Organisations) and that of the African Parliamentarians Network Against Corruption (APNAC).

Other areas of empowerment included; the review of a Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) assessment tool, which was subsequently applied in the assessment of Grant partners’ respective projects and organisational make-up.

As part of STAR-Ghana’s Capacity Building Workshop for Anti-Corruption Grant Partners, thematic clusters were created for partner organisations in relation to focus of their project.

This cluster is working to bring together organisations working on Regulatory framework and policies on transparency and accountability. The clustering was done with the object of building collective actions on Anti-corruption and enhancing synergies of the various interventions.

Out of the project briefs, the cluster members identified points of entry for future collaboration including:

i. Most organisations working to influence policy and legal frameworks   space to promote the delivery of goods and services devoid of corruption

ii. Another common area identified was the fact that most of the projects are working to increase knowledge and promote awareness and build the capacity of citizens to reject corruption

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iWatch Africa, together with our partners are currently working on a STAR-Ghana facilitated project titled, ‘Together Against Corruption,’ with funding from UKAid, EU and DANIDA.

Report by Banini Philip, Edited by Gideon Sarpong.

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Gideon Sarpong

2017 Thomson Reuters Foundation Fellow: Gideon Sarpong (G. K. Sarpong) is a media practitioner with over six years of experience in content development and management, data and investigative journalism, policy analysis, production and e-commerce strategizing. Gideon is currently Director of Policy and News Content at iWatch Africa. He is also the Brands and Communication Manager for Football 360, Kwese SportsXtra, on KFS and Celebrity Fanzone, The Tonight Show, and After Hours. Gideon is an e-commerce consultant for Department of Geography & Regional Planning and Department of Religion & Human Values at the University of Cape Coast. He is a columnist for several local and international news portals. Gideon holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Policy Journalism and is committed to promoting transparency and accountability using investigative & data journalism. Gideon is an author with over eight publications; a fellow of the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI), Thomson Reuters Foundation (Wealth of Nations Program) and Bloomberg Data for Health Program.

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