Joint DANIDA project: “strengthening the Disability Movement in Ghana through advocacy and capacity building”
This is a project funded by the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA). The main objective is to “strengthening the Disability Movement in Ghana through advocacy and capacity building”. It is a five year project (2008-2013 ) to be implemented in selected districts across the ountry. Persons with disability in Birim South and Manya Krobo (Eastern region), and Ho (Volta region) have alreday benefited from the first phase of the project (2008-2009).
The scheme is currently in the second phase and covering the folllowing areas; Sefwi Wiawso, Juabeso (Western Region), Dormaa, Asutifi and kenyasi (Brong Ahafo Region). The rest include; Lawra (Upper West), Bongo (Upper east) Saboba and Nanumba North district (Northern Region).
The primary target group for the project include the GFD, Ghana Association of the Blind (GAB) and Ghana Society of the Physically Disabled (GSPD). The persons targeted comprise in particular local and national leaders, key resource persons, OPWD committee members and PWDs carrying special responsibility in relation to advocacy and flow of information within the disability movement. A Minimum of 40 percent of the target beneficiaries shall be women.