Ghana’s Kate Addo attends Commonwealth Partnership for Democracy confab

The Director of Public Affairs of Ghana’s Parliament, Ms Kate Addo is in London, UK to attend a three day conference on inclusive politics and practice in the commonwealth

The conference which is from the 4th to the 6th of Match is part of the  COMMONWEALTH PARTNERSHIP FOR DEMOCRACY (CP4D) PROGRAMME.

The Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) is a key part of this initiative and it is on their nomination that Kate Addo is attending the conference.

Ms Addo will present a paper during one of the conference’s breakout sessions on the topic, “young people in politics: changing perceptions”.

Her presentation focuses on the inclusion of youth in Ghana’s parliamentary democratic processes, using the vehicle of youth parliaments.

WFD is the UK’s leading democracy-strengthening organisation that brings together parliamentary and political party expertise to support developing countries and countries transitioning to democracy.

The WFD has been working very closely with the public affairs department of Ghana to ensure that Ghana achieves a truly inclusive and representative democracy, especially with regards to young people. They have remained key partners in the formation and maintenance of youth parliaments in some selected universities in Ghana.

Some Completed Activities they undertook with parliament’s public affairs Department include
– Capacity Assessment of Six Students Parliaments
– Capacity Building of 22 University Students’ Parliaments
– Supported Parliament to organise the Roundtable Meeting on Youth Parliaments in Ghana, Koforidua 2019;
– Preliminary Stage of Commonwealth Day Inter-Universities Debate and Quiz Competition
– Semi-Finals Stage of Commonwealth Day Inter-Universities Debate and Quiz Competition
Upcoming Activities (till 31st March 2020):
– Finals of Commonwealth Day Inter-Universities Debate and Quiz Competition

WFD was established in 1992 after the fall of the Berlin Wall as a non-departmental public body which operated closely with, but independent of the UK Government. The vision of the organization was to support democracy, to ensure inclusive governance.
WFD, since 2010 have been supporting the Parliament of Ghana through its Integrated Programme.

Story: Franklin ASARE-DONKOH
Writer’s email: franklinadonkoh@gmail.com

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