MFWA implements project on African governance

Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) and its partners are implementing a new project on governance in Africa, the sub-regional rights body revealed Friday.

In a statement obtained by PANA, MFWA said it will implement the project titled “Mobilizing Civil Society Support for Implementation of the African Governance Architecture in Africa” in partnership with a consortium of civil society organizations across the continent.

Led by Action Aid Denmark (AADK), the project also involves eight Action Aid country offices in Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda and Mozambique, the Mass Public Opinion Institute (MPOI), West Africa Civil Society Forum (WACSOF), East Africa Civil Society Organisations Forum (EACSOF), South African Development Community Council of NGOs (SADC-CNGO) and MFWA.

Under the project, the MFWA leads the communication activities; including the development of a media strategy and curriculum for the training of journalists on the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance (ACDEG).

According to the statement, the implementation of the project is aimed at creating awareness of the African Governance Architecture (AGA) and the ACDEG on the African continent especially among women and the youth.

The project will also involve a number of activities including youth and CSO training, stakeholder engagements and a youth-led advocacy for the implementation of the architecture.

The AGA is a platform for dialogue between various stakeholders who are mandated to promote good governance and strengthen democracy in Africa, in addition to translating the objectives of the legal and policy pronouncements in the African Union shared values.

The three-year project is funded by the European Commission with support from Action Aid and is being implemented in Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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16 mars 2018 16:21:06

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