Following a recent USAID/Ghana-sponsored assessment, Ghanaian civil society umbrella organizations in the Western Region have received targeted technical guidance to improve on their abilities to support, assist and mobilize smaller community based organizations.
The assessment looked at several organizations analyzing the impact of their efforts on their operational environment, their capacity to be self-sustaining, their internal governance and management structures, and other aspects.
Conducted under the USAID Local Governance and Decentralization Program implemented by Management Services International, the assessment concluded with the provision of recommendations to these organizations on specific opportunities to improve their operations, such as building stronger organizational identity, programmatic relevance, and more operational strategies.
The four local umbrella organizations supported include the Western Region Development Network of NGOs (WERENGO), Local Governance Network Western Region (LOGNet), Platform of Coastal Communities (PCC), and the United Civil Society Organizations of Nzema East District (UCSOND). Collectively, these four organizations are the most recognized and have the strongest potential for supporting civil society advocacy in the region.