Moved by the desire to prevent, resolve and transform violent conflicts and recognizing the need to harness individual initiatives into a collaborative coordinated approach to peacebuilding in Ghana, the Ghana Network for Peacebuilding, also called West Africa Network for Peacebuilding, Ghana (WANEP-Ghana), was formed in December 2002.
Incorporated under the corporate laws of Ghana as a peacebuilding NGO in 2004, WANEP-Ghana seeks to facilitate the creation of a sustainable culture of non-violence, justice, peace and social reconciliation in Ghanaian communities by ensuring coordination and effectiveness among peace practitioners in order to avoid duplication of efforts and maximize the use of resources for more effective responses to conflict situations.
With support from the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI), GHANEP is implementing its Youth in Elections (YiEL) project. The objective of the project is to reduce/ prevent violence during the 2012 elections in Ghana, this is in line with the organisation's overall goal of promoting a culture of conflict prevention in Ghana.
GHANEP's YiEL project in the news