FCM AND NALAG HOLDS VALIDATION WORKSHOP ON BARRIERS FACING WOMEN IN LOCAL LEVEL ELECTIONS
- August 25, 2022
- Posted by: NALAG
- Category: Uncategorized
On 24th August, 2022, NALAG in collaboration with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) held a validation workshop to assess a research conducted on the Barriers to Women Contesting in Local Level Elections.
This Research forms part of the Partnership for Municipal Innovation – Women in Local Government (PMI-WILL) Project being implemented by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Canadian government through Global Affairs Canada with NALAG as the implementing partner in Ghana.
Speaking at the event, Hon. Eric Nana Agyemang-Prempeh, President of NALAG indicated that “we are resolved to rebrand the Association to make it not only vibrant but also relevant and responsive to the needs of our stakeholders.”
“we are resolved to rebrand the Association to make it not only vibrant but also relevant and responsive to the needs of our stakeholders.”
He also stated that the Association will work closely with FCM and other relevant stakeholders to develop gender mainstreaming strategy to help ensure that issues of women participation is brought to the fore of the Associations’ operations and to also help train the Assemblies on gender mainstreaming.
Other participants included Mary Heather White, Project Director, FCM; Hon. Gladys Osei Otae Addo, Women Caucus Representative of NALAG; Hon. Clement N.L. Wilkinson, Greater Accra Regional Representative of NALAG; Dr.Rose Kutin, Director, Abantu for Development; Invited Female Assembly Members; Ms. Faith Donani, Assistant Administrative Officer, GIZ-GOVID; Ms. Joyce Ekuful, West Africa Regional Programmes Officer, CLGF; among others.
The workshop also developed an Action Plan for the implementation of the research findings and recommendations.