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Civil society support

Denmark supports five civil society organisations and think tanks in Ghana. Collectively the activities, which run from 2020-2022, underpin the transition from aid to trade by consolidating previously achieved development results and enhancing the policy dialogue with key stakeholders on political, economic and security issues of relevance for Denmark’s cooperation with Ghana.  Thematically, the support focuses on specific constraints that have the potential to hinder sustainable long-term growth and in so doing, aspires to be of mutual benefit to both Ghana and Denmark.

  • Africa Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) – this project supports the development of conducive private sector framework conditions in Ghana through economic policy research that focuses on economic transformation via diversification of production, export competitiveness, productivity increases, technology upgrades and improved human well-being.
  • Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) – this project strengthens the implementation of anti-corruption measures in the public sector in Ghana by maintaining citizen and media spotlight on corruption cases through the by-weekly radio programme ‘Corruption Watch’.
  • Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG) – this support aims to deepen democracy and promote good governance in Ghana through strengthened advocacy for constitutional and decentralisation reforms.
  • West African Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) and the National Peace Council (NPC) – this support has the dual aim of promoting regional peace and security, and strengthening capacity and national mechanisms for conflict prevention and peace building.
  • Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) – this project aims at strengthening national and regional structures within these three areas: Women, Peace and Security (WPS), Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and conflict prevention. Activities in the project include training, political dialogue, research and capacity building in West African countries.


Angela Farhat