STAR-GHANA GRANT PARTNERS FOR ELECTION 2016 CALL

In December, 2015, STAR-Ghana announced its first call for proposals to support initiatives towards promoting peaceful, credible, issues-based and inclusive elections in the 2016 Ghana Presidential and Parliamentary Elections.

Based on lessons learnt from phase 1, a portfolio approach was adopted in the implementation of the 2016 Elections Call. The call was split into three focusing on an Open Component; Strategic Component and a Media Component.

 

  • The Open component focuses on the activities before, during and immediately after the elections such as transition issues and it is for a maximum duration of 12 months.
  • The Strategic component focuses on helping to address long term governance challenges to election credibility and inclusiveness in Ghana. Projects under this component are for a maximum duration of 24 months.
  • The Media component aims to contributing to achieving the purpose of this call by complimenting the work of civil society and improving media access and voice to all citizens. Projects under this component are for a maximum duration of 12 months.

Out of the Two hundred and nineteen (219) organisations that responded to the call, Thirty-five (35) organisations have been awarded grants after satisfying independent assessments, budgets assessments as well as due diligence requirements to undertake initiatives and projects on Voter Education; Peace and security; Issue-based campaign and manifestoes; Observation and monitoring of elections; and Inclusiveness and participation for both the Media and open components.

The strategic component on the other hand is being supported to undertake initiatives/projects on Engaging the Security Agencies for Smooth and Peaceful Elections in 2016;  Consolidating the Electoral Justice System in Ghana; Strategic Actions for Transformative Elections and Reforms in Ghana (SATERG); Forum for Actions on Inclusion, Transparency and Harmony (FAITH) in Ghana’s 2016 elections – faith in Ghana’s 2016 elections; Proliferation of new districts and constituencies in Ghana: the mismatch between policy objectives, outcomes and impacts; and Facilitating Political Parties Financing in Ghana.

The total grant amount awarded to the 35 organisations is Two Million, Two hundred and Sixteen Thousand, One Hundred and Sixty-Seven Dollars (USD 2,216,167.00)

The Breakdown is as follows:

  • USD $ 1,210,244 awarded to twenty-one (21) Partners under the Open component
  • USD $ 550,000 to nine (9) Partners under the Media Component; and
  • USD $ 455,923 to six (6) Partners under the Strategic Component.

Following an award ceremony to sign off the grants awarded to the 35 successful organisations, STAR-Ghana organised an orientation workshop to provide a platform for the 35 Election 2016 Partners to better understand STAR-Ghana’s Theory of Change, Logframe, reporting requirements, and how these related to their projects. The workshop also provided an opportunity to clarify expectations before projects commenced. Finally, the workshop provided a platform for identifying synergies amongst grantees and key stakeholders within the electoral cycle and promotes collaboration between organisations.

Below is a list pf STAR-Ghana’s Election 2016 Call Grants Partners
 

OPEN COMPONENT
Voter Education
NO. NAME OF ORGANISATION PROJECT TITLE AND OUTCOME REGION KEY CONTACT PERSON/DETAILS OFFICE ADDRESS  APPROVED BUDGET (USD)
1. Socioserve-Ghana (SSG) – Asuogyaman E/R – Distric in VR/ER Promoting Inclusiveness In Election 2016
Outcome: Free and fair participation of rural citizens in Ghana’s election 2016
Eastern Josephine Sackey Chief Executive Officer (CEO) socioservegh@yahoo.com www.socioservegh.org Box 250, 1st , 2nd & 3rd Floors, GCB Building , Akosombo 70,386
2. Centre for Active Learning and Integrated Development -CALID in Gushiegu, Nanumba North, Bunkpurgu/Yunyoo, and Yendi Districts Peaceful and Credible Election (PeaCE) Project
Outcome: A peaceful, democratic and credible elections through increased voting rights and youth confidence in the registration and voting process in Gushiegu, Nanumba North, Bunkpurgu/Yunyoo, and Yendi Districts
Northern Mohammed Awal Sumani Bapio Executive Director 03720-24151 calid174@gmail.com www.calidghana.org Plot No. 11 Agric-Ridge. Agric-Ridge Road, adjacent SWAD Fast Food. 70,000
3. Trade Aid Integrated in 5 constituencies in the Upper East Region Enhanced Citizens Participation in election 2016 in five constituencies in the Upper East Region
Outcome: To contribute to peaceful, free and fair non-violent general election in 2016 which will enhance Ghana’s democracy and national cohesion for accelerated development.
Upper East Nicholas Apokerah Executive Director 03820-24468 info@tradeaidgh.org www.tradeaidghint.org P.O. Box 713, Municipal Assembly, Bolgatanga, UE 60,000
4. Social Initiative for Literacy and Development Program- SILDEP (Lead) and TEERE – UE R and UW Regions Maximizing voter turnout and Minimizing rejected votes: “ The Mini-Max Voter Education 2016 Outcome: To increase voter turnout and reduce rejected votes in election 2016 Upper West Moses Dramani Luri CEO- SILDEP sil.dep4@gmail.com www.sildep.org Prof. Avea Nsoh CEO – TEERE 0382021907 www.teeregh.org Social Initiative for Literacy and Development Program, P.O. Box 78, Tumu, Upper West Region, Ghana- West Africa, 75,000
5. United Civil Society Organisations for National Development – Axim in WR Promoting the agenda of Youth, Women And PWDs in election 2016
Outcome: Increased accessibility and participation in election 2016 and enhanced engagement process with aspirants on youth, women and PWDs agenda on oil & gas and other issues for informed voting decision
Western Wisdom Quaiku Executive Director ucsond@gmail.com www.ucsond.org Fisherman Cooperative Center(Close to Fort Antonio),

Victoria Park

Axim

50,000
6. Royals Health Organisation (ROHEO) – VR Nkwanta South, Nkwanta North and Krachi Nchumuru Districts Strengthening the Capacities of Citizens to Consolidate Ghana’s Democratic Gains
Outcome: Increased equal participation and inclusion, peaceful election, acceptance of the results, and tolerance of competition and opposition among the voters and the citizenry including target audience in project communities at 5 hotspots/ vulnerable communities in each of the 3 project districts in the Northern Belt of the Volta Region
Volta Joe Soglo Executive Director roheoghana@gmail.com BOAKYE STREET, NEAR DISTRICT GNAT OFFICE, OR OLD BUEMAN SCHOOL, JASIKAN,V/R. 35,000
7 Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) and the Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) – GA R 20 Constituencies in 10 regions Educating the Public on Voting on Policy Issues: Reducing Vote Buying in Election 2016′ .
Outcome: the public is well educated to vote on policy issues & Incidents of vote buying are reduced in Ghana politics; candidates campaign on issues other than financial or material influence for votes
Greater Accra Dr. Franklin Oduro Acting Manager, CODEO 0302-776142/784293-4/777214 info@cddgh.org www.cddgh.org C/O CDD-Ghana, 95 Nortei Ababio Loop, North Airport Residential Area, Accra

 

65,000
8 Musicians Union of Ghana – G/A Nationwide Using music as a tool for national cohesion for election 2016
Outcome: A high level of social appreciation of the need for peaceful and credible elections.
Greater Accra Bice Osei Kuffour President 0302-672626 musigaonline@gmail.com www.musiga.org.gh BEACH LPR, NEAR BIRTHS AND DEATHS REGISTRY, ACCRA 60,000
Open Component – Peace and Security
NO. NAME OF ORGANISATION PROJECT TITLE AND OUTCOME REGION KEY CONTACT PERSON/DETAILS OFFICE ADDRESS  APPROVED BUDGET (USD)
9 Millennium Child Support Group; Ashanti Region; “Aboabo, Moshi Zongo, Dakojom, Asawase, Kaase, Old Tafo Zongo , Oforikrom, Asawaba” Save Women and Children from Electoral Violence at “slum dwellers” communities in Ashanti region
Outcome: Improve the lives of all slum dwellers or citizens to ensure credible, peaceful and inclusive elections.
Ashanti Godfrey Ato Parker Chief Executive Officer (CEO) millenniumchildghana@gmail.com www.millenniumchildsupport.org BH 159, Bimpeh Hills,

Joseph Adomako Avenue

Asafo- Kumasi

32,000
10 NORSAAC – N/R 6 Districts: Bole, Tolon, Tamale, Central Gonja, West Mamprusi and Bunkurugu Yonyoo Strengthening Community-led initiatives for Peaceful and credible Elections (SCOPE)
Outcome: Contribute to a peaceful, inclusive and transparent elections in Bole, Tolon, Tamale, Central Gonja, West Mamprusi and Bunkurugu Yonyoo districts of the Northern region
Northern Alhassan Mohammed Awal Executive Director info@norsaac.org www.norsaac.org Sheshegu Residential Area off Nyankpala Road. Sagnerigu District Assembly Junction. 70,000
11 BElim Wusa Development Agency (BEWDA): UE BAWKU Securing Peace in the Bawku Traditional Area before, during and after the 2016 general elections.
Outcome: Credible and peaceful processes before, during and after 2016 general elections in the Bawku Traditional Area.
Upper East Shaibu Abubakar Programme Manager bewda_ghana@yahoo.com CATERING RESTAURANT HSE
, NEAR THE MCE BUNGALOW

P. O. Box 92, Bawku
UER

45,000
12 Foundation for Sustainable Development in Africa – GA R Accra Metropolitan Area (Ablekuma South, Ada West and Ningo-Prampram) and Eastern Region (Upper Manya Krobo) Promoting Peace and Issued-Based 2016 Elections in Accra Metropolitan Area (Ablekuma South, Ada Wesr and Ningo-Prampram) and Eastern Region (Upper Manya Krobo)
Outcome: A credible and peaceful elections conduct in target constituencies in 2016, acceptable to all political players which further consolidates Ghana’s democratic credentials
Greater Accra Adeline Mensah (Mrs) Project Coordinator 0302 762367 fsdaghana@gmail.com www.fsdaghana.org Suite 204, Christman House, Airport Residential Area, Accra 30,000
13 African Women Lawyers Association( AWLA) – GA-R Engaging the Security Agencies for Smooth and Peaceful Elections in 2016
Outcome: Reduced incidence of intimidation and brutalities meted out by Security Forces during elections
Greater Accra Edna Kuma Executive Director 0302 251 296 awla1ghana@yahoo.com www.awlaafrica.org House no; 3 Crescent Road, Asylum Down, Accra 55,000
Open Component – Inclusion and Participation
NO. NAME OF ORGANISATION PROJECT TITLE AND OUTCOME REGION KEY CONTACT PERSON/DETAILS OFFICE ADDRESS  APPROVED BUDGET (USD)
14 Global Action for Women Empowerment – GLOWA in 40 Communities in VR Accelerating Actions Towards Increasing Citizens’ Especially Women’s Participation in the 2016 Elections and beyond
Outcome: At least 20% increase in the participation of socially excluded groups, particularly women, in November 2016 general elections as well as 50% reduction in the number of rejected/spoilt ballots in 40 hard-to-reach communities within 4 districts in the Volta Region.
Volta Ms Enyonam C. Kugbeadzor Chief Executive Officer (CEO) 03621 94657 glowaghana@gmail.com www.glowaghana.org near the Catholic Secretariat, South Lokoe Diamond Street opposite Volta Advertising Printing Press. 50,000
15 Ghana Federation of Disability Organisation (GFD)- G/A – Nationwide Inclusion Matters: Access and Participation of PWDs in election 2016
Outcome: The 2016 election is made accessible to PWDs in Ghana and their needs which have been enshrined in the UNCRPD and the Ghana disability Law Act 715 given priority mention in the manifestoes of the major political parties
Greater Accra Rita Kusi Kyeremaa Executive Director 0302 240530 info@gfdgh.org www.gfdgh.org Accra Rehabilitation Center, Barnes Road (opposite National Museum), Adabraka Accra

 

65,567
16 ABANTU for Development: G/A – Nationwide Promoting Gender Responsiveness and Peace in Election 2016 for Equality and Democratic Governance
Outcome: Increased representation and active participation of women in Ghana’s democratic processes
Greater Accra Rose Mensah-Kutin (PhD) Director 0302-618113 abanturowa@vodafone.com.gh; abanturowa@yahoo.com www.abanturowa.org House no. A/30

Belfort Junction

Baatsonaa – Spintex Road

60,810
Open Component – Issue Based Campaign / Manifestoes
NO. NAME OF ORGANISATION PROJECT TITLE AND OUTCOME REGION KEY CONTACT PERSON/DETAILS OFFICE ADDRESS  APPROVED BUDGET (USD)
17 Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA): G/A Monitor 31 influential radio stations nationwide Promoting Decent Language and Issues-based Campaigning for Peaceful Elections in Ghana in 2016
Outcome: There is reduced incidents of hate speech and other inciting electoral campaign messages in Ghana contributing a peaceful election in 2016
Greater Accra Sulemana Braimah Executive Director 0302-242470 info@mfwa.org www.mfwa.org House No: C310/4

30 Duade Street, Kokomlemle,

P.O. Box LG 730 Legon, Accra-Ghana

 

75,724
18 Integrated Social Development Centre – ISODEC: G/A – Nationwide Influencing political party manifestos to enhance Issue-based 2016 electioneering
Outcome: Enhanced engagement by political parties in a conflict-free issue-based electoral campaign with manifesto issues situated within the SDGs framework.
Greater Accra Ernest Tay Awoosah Director, Finance and Administration 0302-254921 isodec@isodec.org ghwww.isodec.org.gh 11 Wawa Street Kokomlemle

 

75,757
Open Component – Monitoring and Observation
NO. NAME OF ORGANISATION PROJECT TITLE AND OUTCOME REGION KEY CONTACT PERSON/DETAILS OFFICE ADDRESS  APPROVED BUDGET (USD)
19 Ghana Integrity Initiative (Lead) Ghana Anti Corruption Coalition (GACC), CDD – Ghana and Citizens Movement Against Corruption (CMaC) – GA / R – Nationwide Promoting a more level political playing field: Reducing Abuse of Incumbency
Outcome: To reduce the incidence of abuse of incumbency
Greater Accra Linda Ofori Kwafo Executive Director 0302-782364 info@tighana.org www.tighana.org House No. 21 Abelenkpe Road, Abelenkpe Accra, Ghana 80,000
20 Blogging Ghana – GAR Nationwide Ghana Decides 2.0: The VOICES Campaign
Outcome: Promotion of youth and marginalised VOICES towards a peaceful, credible, issue-based and inclusive 2016 elections using online and offline collaborative platforms.
Greater Accra Kinna Likimani Project Manager info@bloggingghana.org www.bloggingghana.org Office Address: F 393/4, Otswe Street, Accra 60,000
MEDIA
NO. NAME OF ORGANISATION PROJECT TITLE AND OUTCOME REGION KEY CONTACT PERSON/DETAILS OFFICE ADDRESS  APPROVED BUDGET (USD)
21 Y FM Ghana – GA / R – Accra, Kumasi and Takoradi Vote On Issues
Outcome: A well-informed and engaged youth in the elections process, contributing credible, peaceful, free and fair elections 2016.
Greater Accra Akwasi Agyeman Chief Executive Officer (CEO) 0302 254856 corpcom@gmaworld.com www.yfmghana.com C680/3, Asylum Down Accra, Ghana 50,000
22 Ghana Broadcasting Corporation – GA/R – Nationwide “Ghana Wins Election 2016”
Outcome: Electorate informed on key electoral processes and incidence of rejected ballots in targeted constituencies reduced.
Greater Accra Ebenezer Ampaabeng Senior Manager 0303-968220/934675 info@gbcghana.com www.gbcghana.com Head office location: Kanda 75,000
23 OMNI MEDIA CO. LTD (CITI 97.3 FM) – Nationwide The CITI FM Election 2016 Project
Outcome: Citizens in selected constituencies in Ghana would be involved in an issue-based election and better engaged with their potential elected leaders.
Greater Accra Bernadino Koku Avle Director of News Programming 0302-224959; 226013/171 info@citifmonline.com www.citifmonline.com CITI 97.3 FM,

NO 11, MORTON LOOP

ADABRAKA, ACCRA

70,000
24 SKYY MEDIA GROUP(WILSAD SUPPORT LTD) – W/R Toward an inclusive and violent-free 2016 electoral process in the Western Region with outcomes accepted by all as transparently credible
Outcome: Citizens involved and having confidence in the electoral process and complaint mechanisms and not taking the law into their own hands
Western Bright Yeboah Project Director skyydirector@yahoo.com www.skyypowerfmonline.com P.o. BoxGP17202, 255, Faanofa Street, Kokomlele, Accra 45,000
25 W93.5fm – UW/R Lanbuuri Project
Outcome: Ensure the inclusion and meaningful participation of marginalised youth of Upper West region in the 2016 elections
Upper West Yasmin Bitugu Advisory Board Member 03920-22935 info@w935fm.com w93.5fm.com XR276A, La France Road. Kpaguri. Wa, Upper West Region 30,000
26 CILTAD/Coastal Television – C/R 10 Constituencies in the region MY CENTRAL AGENDA PLATFORM – (‘MY CAP’)
Outcome: Peaceful Parliamentary election with electorate well equipped to vote based on issues, convictions and merit while avoiding wastage of ballot papers.
Central Selete Nyomi Executive Director 0332138318 coastaltv@gmail.com www.coastalghana.com PVL 19, AGORO FIE PEDU, CAPE COAST 60,000
27 TV3 Network Limited (TV3 Ghana) – GA/R Nationwide Elections 2016: Promoting Inclusive Politics, Evidence-based Advocacy & Issue Based Campaign
Outcome: Promote Inclusive Politics and enable voters make informed choices
Greater Accra Beatrice A. Abbey Managing News Editor info@tv3network.com www.tv3network.com KANDA, ACCRA 75,000
28 National Media Commission – GA/R Nationwide Improving Media Regulation in the Regions for Peaceful Elections
Outcome: Enhance media regulation in the regions and establish a mechanism of settling complaints for or against the media in the regions for peaceful elections
Greater Accra George Sarpong Executive Director 0302-662409 www.nmc.org.gh Abdul Nasser Ave., Ridge, Accra 70,000
29 Multimedia Group Limited (Joy FM & Myjoyonline & Joy News TV) – GA / R People, Policy & Power: Promoting issues-based and responsible media coverage in Ghana’s 2016 Elections
Outcome: Strengthened ability of media to cover policy issues to deepen accountability and participatory democracy
Increased media coverage on Gender and social inclusion issues in election reporting
Greater Accra Jahou Nyan Producer, Special Projects and Events info@multitvworld.com www.myjoyonline.com P.o. BoxGP17202, 255, Faanofa Street, Kokomlele, Accra 75,000
STRATEGIC COMPONENT
NO. NAME OF ORGANISATION PROJECT TITLE AND OUTCOME REGION KEY CONTACT PERSON/DETAILS OFFICE ADDRESS  APPROVED BUDGET (USD)
30 Legal Resources Centre (LEAD), LADA Institute – GA / R Consolidating the Electoral Justice System in Ghana.
Outcome: “Ghana’s democratic governance will be consolidated through
1.Increased citizens’ confidence in the Electoral Justice System of Ghana
2.Empowered Citizenry to identify, report and resolve electoral conflicts”
Greater Accra Daphne Lariba Nabila Executive Director 0302- 766756 info@lrcghana.org www.lrcghana.org C170/14, Sapele Link 75,000
31 National Catholic Secretariat – Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference – GA / R – Nationwide Forum for Actions on Inclusion, Transparency and harmony (faith) in Ghana’s 2016 elections – faith in Ghana’s 2016 elections
Outcome: At the end of Ghana’s 2016 elections, peace and security would be achieved marked by over 80% of participating political parties accepting the election result
Greater Accra Samuel Zan Akologo Executive Secretary 0307-010368 dhd.ncs@cbcgha.org www.cbcgha.org Behind Gulf House

GULF STREET, ARCTIC CLOSE

Shiashie, Tetteh Quarshie

Next to Royal Bank Head Office

85,923
32 Financial Accountability and Transparency Africa – GA R Facilitating Political Parties Financing in Ghana Project (FAPOPFIG Project)
Outcome: Enhanced Political Parties Transparency and Accountability to Citizens through Disclosures of Sources of Campaign Funds and Expenditures
Greater Accra Albert Kan-Dapaah Executive Director 0302-250025-6 fatafrica3@gmail.com www.fatafricagh.com Ahemansa House

No. 5 Lamb Street, Asylum Down

ACCRA

75,000
1,971,167