Monday, 5 October 2015

Field Visit to Ghana

From Left to Right: Andrews Tagoe, Regional Coordinator GMACL, Anglophone Africa, Deepika Mittal, Campaigns Officer GMACL, Hon MP Joseph Amenowade, Cleophas Mally, Regional Coordinator GMACL, Francophone Africa

The Global March International Secretariat (GMIS) in July 2015 concluded a successful project visit to Africa. Under this current project “Capacity Building and Strengthening Global March Movement under Post-2015 Agenda”, supported by the Government of Netherlands, Global March is carrying out focused activities at the national, regional and international levels to fight against child labour, child trafficking, child slavery, violence against children, and promote of education for all. 

The 3 day visit to Accra (Ghana) centred on building the momentum of the project and increasing the reach of the Global March movement. The visit involved meeting with existing network partners including General Agricultural Workers Union (GAWU), WAO Afrique (Togo), connecting with representatives from committed CSOs like International Cocoa Initiative (ICI), Child Rights International (CRI) and bringing new civil societies on board like the Ghana NGOs Coalition on the Rights of the Child (GNCRC) to the Global March network. The Global March International Secretariat staff also met with Ms. Caecilia Wigers, the Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Ghana, apprising her of the project and activities as well. 

Also following up on the “Parliamentarians without Borders for Children’s Rights” (PWB) initiative of Global March, an insightful interaction was held with the Honourable Member of Ghanaian Parliament and child rights crusader, Mr. Joseph Amenowade as well. Mr. Amenowode expressed his support to the work being carried out by Global March across the globe and especially in Africa. He committed to being an active member of PWB and also support the current project in any way that he can.

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