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2nd Conference of States Parties On Arms Trade Treaty Must Stop the Secrecy

The second Conference of States Parties for the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) opened in Geneva on Monday August 22, 2016. Campaigners from around the world are calling for the conference to must make critical progress this week on holding governments to account by introducing mandatory public reporting of all international arms deals. Representatives from the 87 States Parties and 46 signatories of...

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Majority of UN Members Declare Intention to Negotiate Ban on Nuclear Weapons in 2017

United Nations disarmament talks concluded in Geneva on Friday, August 19 2016 with the overwhelming majority of nations signalling their intention to launch negotiations in 2017 for a global ban on nuclear weapons. One hundred and seven nations in Africa (including Ghana), Latin America, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, together with several in Europe, united behind a proposal to...

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FOSDA Participates in ECOWAS Conflict Prevention Framework Workshop

FOSDA participated in the 2016 annual CSO workshop on the implementation of the ECOWAS Conflict Prevention Framework (ECPF). The workshop, which was held in Dakar from August 16-17, 2016, is the 2nd CSO engagement on the framework. It is to assess as well as encourage active civil society involvement in the implementation of the ECPF. The ECPF was adopted in 2008...

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ICAN WINS 2017 Nobel Peace Award

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). The group mounted an extraordinarily effective and diverse global campaign that helped secure the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, adopted by 122 UN member states on July 7, 2017. The landmark agreement declares nuclear weapons illegal because of their...

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FOSDA Strengthening the Voices of Youth Across Ghana

FOSDA with support from Oxfam in Ghana is supporting youth groups in five regions of Ghana to establish Regional Youth Networks. The objective is to increase and strengthen the voices of the youth in governance and decision making process at the district and regional levels.  Active and informed youth participation will contribute immensely to improving the lot of the youth and...

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FOSDA calls on ECOWAS and AU to Intervene in Togo Political Situation

FOSDA has issued a statement calling on ECOWAS and the African Union to intervene in the Togo Political situation to prevent a crises. According to the statement,  the situation is gradually escalating. ‘The loss of two lives on 19th August is enough for the regional bodies to move in and initiate a dialogue between the Government of Togo and the opposition. FOSDA is...

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Youth Dialogue With Public Youth Employment Agencies

FOSDA in collaboration with the National Youth of Authority of Ghana has organised a youth dialogue session with public youth development and employment agencies. the agencies include the Youth Employment Agency(YEA), the National Entrepreneurship and Development Plan (NEIP) and the Youth in Agriculture Directorate. The dialogue, which was held on Wednesday 16 August, 2017,  was on the theme ‘Promoting Transparency, Accessibility...

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FOSDA Celebrates 2017 International Youth Day at Nkonya

FOSDA has led the Civil Society Colition for Youth Devleopment to Celebrate the 2017 International Youth Day in Nkonya in the Volta Region. The celeberation was held on friday 11th August on the theme ‘Youth  Building Peace through Active Citizenship. The Coordinator of coalition, Mrs Theodora W. Anti congratulated the youth of Nkonya for playing an active role in the search...

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YOUTH COALITION MEETS MINISTER FOR YOUTH AND SPORTS

The Ghana Youth Development Enhancement Project Coalition (GYDEP), led by FOSDA,  paid a courtesy call on the Minister for Youth and Sports, Hon. Hon. Isaac Kwame Asiamah, to congratulate him on his appointment as the sector Minister and also share the expectations of the coalition and the youth of Ghana in general in line with the NPP party Manifesto. Present at...

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FOSDA Joins National Inequality Movement

FOSDA has joined A National Inequality Movement, a platform constituted to mobilize civil society to contribute to addressing inequality in Ghana. The platform was constituted at a 2-day advocacy planning workshop organized by the West Africa Civil Society Forum (WACSOF) Ghana National Platform with support from OXFAM-IBIS from 14th -15th of February, 2017 in Accra. The workshop, which was organized as a...

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FOSDA Youth Deliberate on Political Party Manifestoes

FOSDA held a day’s forum for the youth to critically analyse youth development policies of the three main political parties in the country ahead of the December polls. FOSDA, in collaboration with its Ghana Youth Development Enhancement Project (GYDEP) Coalition,brought together youth leaders to synchronise the youth employment aspects in the National Democratic Congress (NDC), the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the...

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Ghana Post 2016 Elections: FOSDA Calls for Calm

The Foundation for Security and Development in Africa(FOSDA)  commends the people of Ghana for the peaceful conduct ofthe 2016 elections. Ghanaians have demonstrated a strong sense of maturity so far with no major incidence of violence recorded. Following the peaceful elections, FOSDA calls upon all Ghanaians to remain peaceful, avoid violence and calmly wait for the Electoral Commission to work within...