Issue Papers

Applying New Public Management Principles Towards the Strengthening of the Non-Profit Sector  in Africa
August 2, 2021

Applying New Public Management Principles Towards the Strengthening of the Non-Profit Sector in Africa

The covid-19 pandemic in particular has forced a great number of nonprofits to shut down while others must cut down …

Rethinking First Ladyship in Africa: Sustainability from Another Lens
June 14, 2021

Rethinking First Ladyship in Africa: Sustainability from Another Lens

The role played by the wives of heads of state in Africa has been largely under-researched and undermined. But more …

Civil Society’s Response to COVID-19 in Ghana: Actions, Results and Lessons Learned
April 22, 2021

Civil Society’s Response to COVID-19 in Ghana: Actions, Results and Lessons Learned

The paper reveals that CSOs’ actions on COVID-19 in Ghana has increased citizens’ access to information on COVID-19; improved citizens’ …

Assessing the Influence of  the Media on the Work of  Development Organisations
April 22, 2021

Assessing the Influence of the Media on the Work of Development Organisations

The media has become a great partner influencing the development focus of organisations, governments, and other institutions.  It has served …

Youth Leadership in the Public Service Sector in Africa: Opportunities for Engagement?
April 7, 2021

Youth Leadership in the Public Service Sector in Africa: Opportunities for Engagement?

Are the youth as apathetic and disengaged as perceived in the African society? A closer examination of governance and political …

Youth Leadership and Governance in West Africa
February 25, 2021

Youth Leadership and Governance in West Africa

Ultimately, innovation will be discussed as a tool to leverage in the political arena. It is noteworthy to stress that …

Overcoming Development Aid Fatigue, Deciding Together and Shifting Power to Communities in Africa
February 5, 2021

Overcoming Development Aid Fatigue, Deciding Together and Shifting Power to Communities in Africa

The growing economic gap between countries in the global south and the global north has dominated international relations and diplomacy …

The Journey to Sustainability for Selected CSOs in Ghana: Experiences, Milestones, Challenges, and Lessons Learnt
January 18, 2021

The Journey to Sustainability for Selected CSOs in Ghana: Experiences, Milestones, Challenges, and Lessons Learnt

Civil society, together with government and the private sector, constitute an essential pillar of a well-functioning state. Civil society across …

Mentoring the Next Generation of Leaders in West Africa
August 23, 2020

Mentoring the Next Generation of Leaders in West Africa

The African youth has always been considered as a promising talent. Many, however, struggle to meet these heightened expectations set …

Championing an Inclusive Women’s Empowerment Agenda in West Africa
August 10, 2020

Championing an Inclusive Women’s Empowerment Agenda in West Africa

The indispensable role of women in West African societies, especially their participation in economic and sociopolitical activities, has been a …