STAR-Ghana prepares for second round of consultations towards an Independent National Entity (INE)

STAR-Ghana aims to help develop and consolidate democratic governance in Ghana by increasing the accountability and responsiveness of government to all citizens. The programme is funded by DANIDA, UKAID and the European Union.

A key component of the programme is to transition from its existing form into an independent national entity (INE), a Ghanaian-led strategic organisation to sustain support for civil society actions beyond the lifecycle of the current programme.

From January to September 2017, STAR-Ghana held a first round of consultations within civil society, to help define the nature and form of the proposed entity and the gap it could fill in the evolving Ghanaian context.

The consultations helped test the relevance of this ambitious vision and generated innovative ideas for sustainability. There was specific engagement with key technical stakeholders and STAR-Ghana grant partners, targeted consultations with the media, civil society and nationwide consultations in all 10 regional capitals which were open to the public.

STAR-Ghana is undertaking second round of consultations within civil society and with other key stakeholders in five (5) zonal centres. The purpose of the second round of consultations is to seek affirmation and create ownership of the proposed way forward.

The general public is invited to participate in any of the sessions as follows:

S/N Zone Location Venue Date Time
1 Zone A: National

  • Greater Accra
Accra W.E.B. Dubois Centre Thursday, 30th November 2017 10:00am
2 Zone B: Northern

  • Northern
  • Upper East
  • Upper West


Radach Hotel Thursday, 30th November 2017 10:00am
3 Zone C: Forest

  • Ashanti
  • Brong Ahafo
Sunyani Tyco City Hotel Thursday, 30th November 2017 10:00am
2 Zone D: Coastal

  • Central
  • Western
Takoradi Akroma Plaza Hotel Thursday, 30th November 2017 10:00am
5 Zone E: Eastern

  • Volta
  • Eastern
Ho GNAT Hall Thursday, 30th November 2017 10:00am