The 5-Day customized certificate course on social protection is intended to help participants deepen their understanding of gender, vulnerability and social protection issues as well as analyze , reflect and propose innovative strategies to address emerging challenges, as well as discuss the emerging social protection system and enhancing competences of participants in their roles and responsibilities.
Some of the specific objectives of the training programme is to define and explain social social protection instruments and its application in programmes and projects, increase institutional capacity and knowledge base to better design , manage and monitor social protection systems, appreciate the expectations of their job as facilitators or advocates for social protection interventions as well as build networks and mutually share experiences for enhancing their personal and professional development
Some expected outcomes of the training are for participants to better appreciation of the social protection system, make useful inputs towards sound social protection interventions and have a deeper understanding of working relationships with other social protection functionaries.
Certificates will be awarded to participants at the end of the programme.
ILGS/OHLGS/GSCSP Organises a Capacity Building Workshop on Local Economic Development for Ghana Secondary Cities Support Program (GSCSP) Participating MAs and RCCs from 15th to 28th August, 2021. The workshop was organised nationwide on some areas such as Implementation Status and Challenges of GSCSP, Understanding LED Concepts and Emerging Trends and LED legislation, policies and Programmes in Ghana.
The Ministry of Gender and Social Protection ( MoGCSP) & Office of the Head of Local Government Service (OHLGS) in collaboration with the Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS) organises a 5-day refresher course-Accra, July 12
The Ministry of Gender and Social Protection ( MoGCSP) & Office of the Head of Local Government Service (OHLGS) in collaboration with the Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS) is organizing a 5-day refresher certificate course on Social Protection for about 30 staff of the social protection Directorate , MoGCSP from Monday the 12th – 16th of July, 2021 at the ILGS Accra Campus, Ogbojo- Accra.
- Local Government Administration and Organisation
- Urban and Environmental Management
- Local and Regional Economic Development
Managing municipalities as businesses, not bureaucracies. By Dr Nicholas Awortwi
I recently interviewed a resident of Asafon New Town in the Ga North Municipality about local governments (LGs) and this is what he said: "Tell me, what do they do? (Referring to municipalities). "I've no seen a single municipal official. Property rates should fix our drainage and roads but officials sit in their offices and have no engagement with us. "Residents built the road you see here; a few people have constructed private drains in front of their houses; we fixed the streetlights; we buy water from private boreholes; and we pay people to collect our garbage. What is the use of the Municipal Assembly to us?
Time to transform decentralisation, local governance framework. By Dr Nicholas Awortwi
In 1988, Ghana began a decentralisation policy framework that focused on grass-roots citizens' participation for effective and efficient services delivery. Since then, the number of local government (LG) authorities have more than doubled and the average number of residents in an LG jurisdiction has reduced substantially. As a result, the government is closer to the people, but services have not been delivered responsively, effectively and efficiently.
The Local Government Service (LGS) was established in 2003 with the enactment of Act 656. This is in response to the constitutional provision in Article 240, 2(d) that as far as practicable, persons in the service of local government shall be subject to the effective control of local authorities. The same article mentions measures for (i) capacity-building (ii) a sound financial base and (iii) participation for effective job performance of local authorities in justifying the transfer of functions, powers, responsibilities and resources from the centre to local government units.
The impact of decentralization on local governance in Ghana since the implementation of reforms in 1988 started by Provisional National Defense Council (PNDC) for substantial realignment of functions between central government sector ministries and decentralized bodies was highlighted. A democratic government was imposed to overcome the inadequate impact of decentralization on local governance in its Comprehensive Decentralization Policy Framework, a three-phased implementation structure. The constitution of Ghana included the objectives of decentralization under the National Decentralization Action Plan (NDAP) quoting the promotion of popular participation, by enhancing the efficiency of the entire government's machinery. District Authorities (DA) play a vital role in ostentation of local governance and democracy to contribute to development efforts and dealing with growing demands resulting from poverty, unemployment and conflict.
Admissions are now open into our graduate programmes including
- MSc. Environmental Science, Policy and Management,
- MSc. Local Economic Development,
- MSc. Public Financial Management and
- M.A Local Economic Development.