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

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’ behavioural change around COVID-19 and adherence to the safety protocols; reduced the negative socio-economic effects of the pandemic on citizens; increased transparency and responsiveness on state response measures to marginalised and vulnerable groups; and improved documentation of the CSO response actions. The paper principally recommends that civil society, government and other stakeholders need to work in a collaborative and coordinated manner in responding to crisis such as COVID-19.

 

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