The Strengthening Transparency, Accountability and Responsiveness (STAR-Ghana) Programme is transforming into a new Ghanaian Foundation to support Civil Society Organizations (CSO) and the future development of philanthropy in Ghana.
The Foundation will be a national centre for active citizenship and philanthropy and will work to strengthen civil society and enable citizens to engage with the state to ensure accountable, transparent and responsive governance at both local and national levels. It builds on the successful STAR-Ghana programme, a multi-donor civil society initiative established in 2011.
The launch for this Foundation is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 13th November, 2018 at the Swiss Spirit Alisa Hotel, Ridge at 4pm. This will then be immediately followed by a public lecture on the theme: “Active Citizenship in a Changing Ghana: context, challenges and opportunities.”
In a comment about the launch, Programme Director of STAR-Ghana, Mr. Ibrahim Tanko, said, “The establishment of the STAR Ghana Foundation as a Ghanaian-owned and led national institution follows from an intensive process of planning and public consultations with a wide range of stakeholders. It constitutes a major development in the landscape for active citizenship, civil society and philanthropy in Ghana and Africa as a whole.”
Mr. Tanko continued that STAR-Ghana’s impact across all sectors in Ghana since 2010 is undeniably unmatched and the new Foundation will work extensively with civil society to connect their interests with others, and help ensure all voices are heard by decision makers, both local and national.”
The general public is encouraged to follow the event live on facebook @STARGhanaFoiundation.