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Annual Performance Review Meeting

The meeting was designed to offer an opportunity for intense reflection and brainstorming among staff and between staff and the Board of Directors on matters that will broadly contribute to effective and efficient realization of the Vision, Mission and Core mandate of the Organization.

The performance review was conducted and results and next steps action points used to inform 2021 programing, the 2021 Work Plan was also Developed and Submitted to the BoD. Also Organizationa...

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Impact Story-A glimmer of hope at last


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Audit Service orders Wa West and Nadowli-Kaleo Assemblies to refund money

The Audit Service has instructed the Wa West and the Nadowli Kaleo District Assemblies to refund an amount of GHc,955.00 and GHc8,702.18 respectively being overpayments of contracts.

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Distribution of learning aid to project beneficiaries

On the 28th of November, 2019, the Executive Director of Centre for Development Initiatives, Mr Alexis Dery and Mr Hassan Zackariah, a Project Officer went on a field trip to donate teaching and learning materials as well as interact with pupils, coordinators, headteachers, and circuit supervisors at the Kanda cluster of Schools, Madina 2 JHS an...

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Dissemination of LEAP beneficiary charter of rights and responsibilities


The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) is implementing the LEAP Programme with the aim to reduce poverty in Ghana by providing cash grant to extremely poor and vulnerable households. The LEAP Programme targets beneficiary households for social protection and pro-poor interventions for the poorest, vulnerable and excluded ...

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CDI partners GIZ in implementing "Support for Decentralization Reforms project"


The Support for Decentralization Reforms Project (SfDR) is a technical cooperation between the Republic of Ghana, Federal Republic of Germany, USAID and Global Affairs Canada. SfDR works with local institutions and systems, and is being jointly implemented by GIZ and the Ministry of Local Government and ...

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CDI partners Legal Resources Centre to implement CDD-Ghana’s “I Am Aware” project

Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) identified the lack of user-friendly data about the state of public goods and services as a major impediment to transparent governance. Citizens must b...

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CDI facilitates GSAM launch

Ghana’s Strengthening Accountability Mechanisms project dubbed GSAM is a five (5) year USAID funded project, which focuses on strengthening citizens’ oversight of capital development projects to improve local government transparency, accountability and performance in 100 districts of Ghana. GSAM project is designed to strengthen social accountability by improving information to CSOs to enhance their capacity to demand accountability. To this end, the project was launched in the Up...

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International Youth Day Celebration 12th August 2015

The International Youth day Celebration held at Action International School Complex Accra on 12th August 2015 This year's, International Youth day was celebrated across the country on the theme "Action 2015" with the slogan "Youth Power, It's down to us". Action School at Madina, a suburb of Accra was the venue for the Greater Accra region. Centre for Development Initiatives and other partners such as PAYDP, NMU, AFD and ISODEE organized the one day event. Activities line-up included quiz, ...

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CDI Facilitate a ceremony to announce funding support to deal with Child Marriage in Ghana.

The presence of vast numbers of unsupervised and unprotected children is a phenomenon that is common throughout Ghana, and in few places such as Old Fadama popularly called Agbogboloshie are the street children particularly young female head porters (Kayayees) more visible, and reviled, than in other places. The number of under-aged kayayees (Children below 14 years) in major parts of Accra is a common spectacle. Girls as young as 7 years can...

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Anti-Trafficking Project Commerced

Over two hundred years after the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade, vicious illegal forms of slavery still exist across the world.  Aside from guns and drugs, no other trade is more profitable than that of trafficking in Persons. This burgeoning modern-day slave trade called Human Trafficking   is big business, generating more than $32 billion annually for traffickers worldwide.

 UNICEF estimates that, "large numbers" of children are being trafficked ...

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News Brief By Mr. Alexis Danikuu

Creation of livelihood opportunities for women is critical in dealing with the influx of underage girls in urban Accra to engage in head pottering popularly called 'Kayayee'. This came to light during a sensitization meeting with the Women and Children (Mother-to-Child) Sub-Committee of the Sissala West District at Gbowulu, in the Upper West Region. The meeting also revealed that, other factors that account for this phenomenon are the severe and widespread poverty, large fam...

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Effective state social work service provisions: what we need to do as a country

By Mr. Alexis Danikuu Dery
This Article was first published in the April 5, 2013 edition of the Public AGENDA News paper, one of Ghana's most influential Advocacy News Paper.

Social work is a social organization dedicated to the enhancement of the quality of life of humanity, the strengthening of family life, and the control of adverse conditions which retard national collective progress.

In Ghana, as in other parts of the world, social workers perfor...

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CDI Contributes to Experience Sharing on HIV/AIDS

Center for Development Initiatives in  partnership with the two Social Work Training Institutions (School of Social, Osu-Ghana and School of Social Work, University of Georgia, Atlanta) presented a paper on HIV/AIDS related Stigma and Discrimination: Implications for Prevention as part of an annual program between the two schools that seeks to create a platform for intense exchanges of ideas between students and faculty members  on how best  they can help their clients(communit...

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CDI Donates assorted books on Social Policy

As part of efforts to enhance teaching and learning outcomes in social work and policy issues, the organization made a donation of assorted books on Social Policy worth $350 (USD) to the School of Social Work, Osu after the Executive Director presented an invited paper on Social Work in Ghana: Opportunities and Challenges as part of the School's Students Representative Council Week Celebration. The Executive director emphasized that, Center for Development Initiatives has Read More