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Is having several political parties the way to Multiparty Democracy?
Start Date: August 30, 2018
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Is having several political parties the way to Multiparty Democracy? Odekro Brown Bag Series #10 30th August, 2018 | Thursday | STAR-Ghana Conference Room Since the inception of the Fourth republic, from 1992 to 2017, a total of 25 years, political power has alternated between the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic ...

Are young Ghanaians really empowered to cause social change?
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Several factors explain the minimal success by CSOs in mobilizing and engaging Ghanaians to amplify and sustain voices for transparency and accountability. At our March and April editions of Odekro Brown Bag Series, two factors emerged salient. First, the voices of Ghanaians on issues have fragmented and lack of political ...

MPs Absenteeism and its Implications for Citizen Representation
Start Date: April 24, 2018
End Date: April 24, 2018

Odekro’s MPs Absenteeism Report exposed alarming trends of chronic absenteeism among Ghana’s legislators. The situation was acute among MPs who also held various Ministerial positions. This worrying development has dire implications for effective representation of citizens by their elected law-makers and the efficient execution of Parliament’s constitutional obligations. Lawyer and Rights ...

Citizen Mobilization In A Dynamic Context
Start Date: March 23, 2018
End Date: March 23, 2018

The context within which CSOs work is changing, the context within which citizens mobilize and engage on issues of concern to them is also changing. So how can CSOs adapt their mobilization and engagement strategies to respond to this dynamic or changing context?

Mobilizing Citizens for Change: Barriers & Entry Points
Start Date: February 22, 2018
End Date: February 22, 2018

Dr Kofi Takyi Asante, a research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse, is our special guest this month. He will be speaking on the theme of "Mobilising citizens for change: barriers and entry points" where he will highlight modern trends in terms of how Ghanaians view themselves ...

The Role of Social Media in Ghana's 2016 General Elections
Start Date: October 25, 2017
End Date: October 25, 2017

In recent years, the use of social media such as WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook has been significant feature of the elections and electoral process in a number of African countries like Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa among others. As Ghana has been hailed as a democratic role model on the ...

Creating Social Change Using Media
Start Date: September 28, 2017
End Date: September 28, 2017

Ensuring that government business is undertaken with integrity and in a transparent manner is not just a matter of ticking the good governance box. This is because efficiency in the provision of public goods to Ghanaians can greatly suffer, if governance is left to Public duty bearers alone.   The media is ...

Getting More Women Into Parliament: Ways & Means
Start Date: August 17, 2017
End Date: August 17, 2017

Twenty-five years after Ghana’s transition from military rule, women’s representation in parliament remains remarkably low. With 12.7 percent women in parliament (the most ever), Ghana is ranked 141st out of 194 countries worldwide – at the same time that one African country, Rwanda, leads the world in women’s representation in ...

The Prospects and Challenges of an Open Civil Society
Start Date: May 18, 2017
End Date: May 18, 2017

The Odekro Brown Bag Series comes off on Thursday, May 18th, 2017 at STAR-Ghana's Conference Room in Cantonments Accra. This month, we are discussing the theme: "The Prospects and Challenges of an Open Civil Society."

Citizen Apathy and Political Indifference: Counting The Costs
Start Date: April 20, 2017
End Date: April 20, 2017

The Odekro Brown Bag Series is a learning platform designed to foster peer-learning among Civil Society Organisations, Academics, Researchers, Media, Parliament and Duty Bearers. The series seeks to harness insights from issues and topics discussed to improve interactions between citizens, state and governance institutions.

Launch of Report on the Sixth Parliament of the Fourth Republic
Start Date: January 24, 2017
End Date: January 24, 2017

Odekro has undertaken an independent assessment of the Sixth Parliament of the Fourth Republic of Ghana.  The aim of this report is to provide objective, verifiable, current information and analysis on the performance of Parliament and MPs; thereby empowering citizens, communities, media and civil society with the necessary data to hold ...