20

Jan

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 […]

02

Jan

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[…]

Operational Assessment of the ECOWAS Parliament: 2002-2012

Overview The focus of the project was to determine the extent of effectiveness of ECOWAS Parliament to national and regional development, leading to a reduction in variance between targets and achievements in the activities of the Parliament. Interventions An assessment study of the ECOWAS Parliament for a ten-year period. Outcomes Info pending Partners ECOWAS Parliament National Institute[…]

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[…]

07

Sep

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[…]