First West Africa Civil Society Conference comes to Ghana

Mrs. Afadjinu and Mr. Rafsanjani.
Mrs. Afadjinu and Mr. Rafsanjani.

Civil society organizations from 13 countries will meet at the first West African civil society conference in Accra, Ghana, scheduled for December 8 and 9, 2014.

The conference would discuss citizenship participation, the ECOWAS Vision 2020 the MDGs post-2015.

Speaking at a press briefing in Accra Thursday December 4, 2014, Asantewaa Afadjinu, the Executive Secretary of the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI), said the importance of civil societies cannot be overemphasized as “strong civil society will contribute to building strong societies.”

She indicated also that during the conference, development partners, together with civil society organizations would have an opportunity to mutually craft an agenda for post 2015.

According to Mrs. Afadjinu, not many citizens know about the ECOWAS Vision 2020, and civil society organizations would work to make the vision known to citizens and to make it “real in their lives.”

Mr. Auwal Ibrahim Musa (Rafsanjani) of the West Africa Civil Society Forum (WACSOF) was present at the briefing.

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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