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) 

Ghana, Kenya and Togo   Aimed at improving development outcomes and human rights the project will support three partner parliaments (Ghana, Kenya and Togo) and parliamentarians to consider the differential impacts of policies, laws, and budgets on the poorest and most marginalized populations, particularly women and girls. The proposed initiative will be a pioneer effort in providing larger[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Dialogues for Change: MPs and Citizens Working Together for Inclusive Development 

Overview The project sought to achieve accountability and inclusion in development by bringing citizens’ voice especially voices of people in hard to reach communities, unemployed youth, youth in and out of schools, Persons with Disability (PWDs), women in the informal sector (small scale business) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), into the decision-making/law making process in Parliament. Ultimately,[…]

Support to the West African Association of Public Accounts Committees (WAAPAC)

Overview This initiative was started through a partnership with the World Bank which led to the formation of the West African Association of Public Accounts Committees (WAAPAC). WAAPAC was born out of the realization that with a common platform for knowledge exchange and peer learning, Public Accounts Committees (PACs) would be able to build and enhance their[…]

Capacity Building for CSOs in Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions of Ghana to Engage Parliament 

Overview The project was developed under the French Embassy in Ghana’s call to strengthen the professional skills of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Ghana within the context of how CSOs could contribute to good governance. ACEPA’s project in this regard, aimed to engender effective citizens’ participation and representation in governance and decision-making processes in the Northern, Upper[…]