In 2013, CADCA teamed up with Accra-based (NGO) Philip Foundation Programme to develop community coalitions in Ghana and began training later that same year in Accra’s Madina West community. A second community, Madina East, joined the program in June 2014. By 2015, the two communities had graduated and CADCA began the Training of Leaders (TOL) Initiative in Ghana, with the goal of forming six new coalitions across three regions (Eastern, Western, and Greater Accra regions). The first TOL was held in October 2015 and the leaders who participated represented the communities of Cape Coast and Agona West (Central region), Fanteakwa and Yilo Krobo (Eastern Region) and Ga West and Dodowa (Greater Accra region). The second TOL was offered to the same six communities in August 2016. In September 2017, the leaders from these communities participated inyet another TOL. This time, however, they were joined by leaders from two additional communities, Manya Krobo and Asesewa. Leaders from all eight communities participated in the fourth and final TOL held in October 2018.
The eight active community coalitions in Ghana are as follows:
- Safe Haven Community Coalition of Dodowa
- Coalition for Lower Manya Krobo Development (CLOMACKD)
- Community Anti-Drug Coalition of Fanteakwa (CADCOF)
- Cape Coast Community Coalition for Change (C5)
- Elmina Coalition for Change (EC4C)
- Agona West Coalition for Community Development
- Yilo Krobo Community Coalition for Development
- Upper Focus Group Action of Asesewa (TUFGAA)
For questions or more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.