Freedom of Religion or Belief Leadership Network (FoRBLN)

Overview The FoRBLN is implemented by a three-tier consortium and seeks to create a leadership network involving parliamentarians and belief leaders across eight countries to address the legislative barriers to freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) and the social mores that support societal hostility towards minority groups on account of their religion or belief. This leadership will […]



Inclusive Legislatures for Gender-Responsive Policies (ILGRP) 

Overview The Inclusive Legislatures for Gender-Responsive Policies (ILGRP) Project is a 4-year Government of Canada funded program implemented in partnership with African Centre for Parliamentary Affairs, Ghana, together with Parliamentary Centre, Canada. The project seeks to improve the effectiveness of elected officials in Ghana and Togo, to advance inclusive and gender responsive laws, policies and budgets as[…]

Supporting Parliament in Djibouti

Overview  The project to support the Parliament of Djibouti was implemented in 2017. It was designed to help enhance the capacity of Parliamentarians of the Djibouti Parliament in undertaking their role, preparing and reviewing laws, implementing the budget, and contributing to an open and collaborative process.  Interventions  Some of the key activities included:  Development of knowledge reference[…]

Orientation Program for the Newly Elected Members of the Parliament of Burkina Faso

Overview The November 2015 general elections in Burkina Faso saw the election of a new National Assembly of 127 members, all of whom are first timers. Characteristic of all parliaments, Members come into the House with varying professional backgrounds and so required some minimum level of orientation and continuous capacity building to fit them to their new[…]



Legislative Watch

Overview The Project sought to use an innovative approach to monitoring the effectiveness of the Parliament Ghana’s lawmaking functions by stimulating debate on existing pieces of legislation with a view to filling the gaps and/or influencing their amendments. The project focused on tracking and monitoring legislation to determine the extent to which laws have been successfully implemented;[…]

Public Financial Governance and the Role of Parliamentarians

Overview The African Development Bank’s (AfDB) parliamentary strengthening programme seeks to enable parliaments to promote good financial governance through enhanced oversight, scrutiny and accountability in public financial management. To this end, this project was designed to assist the AfDB in its efforts at strengthening the capacity of African Parliaments, particularly public accounts, budget and finance committees in[…]

Commonwealth West Africa Roundtable on Freedom of Religion or Belief

Overview In 2018, ACEPA was contracted by the Commonwealth Initiative on Freedom of Religion or Belief (CIFoRB) and the Edward Cadbury Centre, University of Birmingham, UK, to facilitate the organization of a Commonwealth West Africa Roundtable on Freedom of Religion or Belief in Accra, Ghana. This was as a result of the CIFoRB’s belief that parliamentarians and[…]

Strengthening Systems of Oversight in East African Parliaments  

Overview The project aimed at strengthening systems of oversight within East African parliaments, particularly at the level of the portfolio committees. The goal was to have portfolio committees engage more meaningfully on issues within sectors they are responsible for, enhance the effectiveness with which they interrogate departmental reports and use evidence to back their oversight work. The[…]

Capacity Building for the Pan African Parliament in Results Based Management

Overview The focus of this project was to provide a series of training for MPs and Staff of the Pan Africa Parliament (PAP) in Results Based Management. This was to enable the institution demonstrate results through the adoption of better management practices. The adoption of Results-Based Management practices by PAP was to provide the framework to set[…]