STAR-Ghana’s goal is to develop a vibrant, well-informed and assertive civil society able to contribute to transformational national development and inclusive access to high quality, accountable public services for all Ghanaian citizens.
STAR-Ghana will provide a comprehensive, coordinated and strategic push to enable citizens hold leaders to account by:
- Convening Ghana's civil society
- Coordinating and leading in carefully analysed and selected thematic areas where civil society is not currently able to engage
- Connecting the dots between grassroots interventions and policy level organisations, Parliament, and by engaging the public through the media and social media.
These actions will be backed up by facilitating partnerships and grant funding.
The Christian Aid-led consortium is committed to a transformational vision for STAR-Ghana, in which it seeks to establish itself as a Ghanaian-owned and led entity with a central role in mobilising active citizens and civil society around accountability.
The programme has a six month inception phase (October 2015-March 2016) which will inform the programme design and implementation. A political economy analysis is underway to identify key power relations at work and the political context.
In March 2016, STAR-Ghana made 31 awards worth £556,674 to media organisations and CSOs working to promote peaceful, credible, issues-based and inclusive elections in the 2016 Ghana Presidential and Parliamentary elections.