CEESD PARTNERS SNV ON VOICE FOR CHANGE PARTNERSHIP PROJECT
- August 5, 2019
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The Ghana Strategic Partnership for Evidence Based Advocacy is a five-year project funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS) and coordinated by Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV). The project christened “Voice 4 Change (V4C) Partnership” is aimed at empowering Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to advocate for a conducive enabling environment in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Renewable Energy (RE), and Food and Nutrition Security. The project seeks to and will build the capacity of CSOs to effectively voice alternative or dissenting views in a dynamic and increasingly global context, making them more powerful in lobbying and advocacy. It will also empower CSOs to be able to collaborate with governmental actors, international and local parastatal bodies to effectively advocate for change in policies and implementation strategies that will positively affect the respective communities they serve.
In Ghana, CEESD is partnering with SNV to advocate for the prioritisation of mini-grids in off-grid island and riverside communities in the government’s policy statements and to ensure its smooth and timely implementation. Proposed engagement strategies will explore short, medium and long term interventions with clear-cut actions and activities tailored to address the promotion, implementation, and acceptance of RE-based mini-grids in island communities.
Under the V4C Partnership, CEESD will seek to engage stakeholders including agencies mandated by the Ministry of Energy, notably, Energy Commission (EC), Volta River Authority (VRA), and Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), to develop and promote mini-grids in Ghana in a coordinated manner, as outlined in the Theory of Change (TOC) and Advocacy Plan (AP).