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A section of participants at the consultative meeting

ISODEC engages Northern Ghana Stakeholders to kick-start ‘SHIFT the Power’ Project

The Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC) has held a day’s consultative meeting with diverse stakeholders in Northern Ghana to help shape its focus, provide input to enable the organization address its institutional and financial sustainability whilst repositioning itself to respond to the priorities of its constituents.

The meeting was part of STAR Ghana Foundation’s eight-year Civil Society Strengthening Fund – Shift the Power (CSSP – StP) project, which seeks to build sustainable partnerships with community-Based Organizations and less formalized networks, alliances and with social movements to effectively represent their constituents, and to improve access to social services and public goods by members of underserved population networks and associations’.

ISODEC’s Executive Director, Mr Sam Salifu Danse

The convening brought together Stakeholders including, Savanna Signature, NORSAAC, GCDA, NOYED, NNED, RAINS Basic Needs, TAMA Foundation Universal among others.

Speaking to participants, the Executive Director of ISODEC, Mr Sam Salifu Danse explained, that. “this is part of a series of consultations being planned to engage diverse stakeholders to enable ISODEC design and implement an initial two-year programme.”

Mr DANSE urged the Networks and Coalitions present at the meeting to work closely with ISODEC to reimagine its structure, processes and ways of working so as to amplify its collective impact on poverty, inequality and injustices in the society.

Mr Bernard Anaba, a Policy Analyst at ISODEC making a submission at the consultative meeting.

The Executive Director indicated that because of the changing development landscape which is rapidly evolving, organizations like ISODEC need to be nimble, and adaptable to stay relevant and drive meaningful change.

A former Country Director for Action Aid and IBIS Ghana, Mr. Charles Wontewe, facilitated the meeting and his depth of knowledge provided content and input for the design process. He stressed the need to “shift power to the people to be in the driving seat of their development and transformation.”

By Mohammed Suleman/Publicagenda.news

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