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The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection with support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on Thursday, 11 March 2021 launched an Orange Support Center and the Boame App to help address sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and harmful practices in Ghana. #IWD2020 #ZeroSGBV #UNFPA #ForTheGoodOfGhana.

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MEETING ON THE CONSULTATIVE PROCESS OF THE SOCIAL PROTECTION BILLManagement of MoGCSP have successfully undergone a two (2) day extensive consultative meeting on Social Protection Bill on the 16th and 17th May, 2022.The meeting was critical to validate and consolidate the inputs being presented to the Attorney-General's Department in relation to the Social Protection Bill. At the end of the two (2) day consultative meeting, Management of MoGCSP made inputs for the exploratory memorandum to support the finalization and passage of the Social Protection Bill.In her closing remarks, the Director for Social Protection Directorate, Dr. Rita Owusu-Amankwah thanked participants for their inputs and admitted that the discussion was very fruitful. She stated that the Ministry will meet with the CSOs in the subsequent week for the validation of the Bill for onward submission to the Attorney-General's Department then to Cabinet for approval.#MoGCSP_Ghana#socialprotection#bill ... See MoreSee Less
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CONSULTATIVE MEETING WITH MANAGEMENT OF MOGCSP ON THE DRAFT SOCIAL PROTECTION BILLThe Social Protection Directorate under the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection is organising a two (2) day consultative workshop on Social Protection Bill from 16th to 17th May, 2022.The meeting seeks to share with management, the latest version of the draft SP Bill, reflect on the Explanatory Memorandum, and to have a firm position on the final draft to be submitted to the Attorney General’s Department and subsequently to cabinet for approval.Addressing participants on behalf of the Chief Director of MoGCSP, Dr. Afisah Zakariah, the Director for Social Protection Directorate, Dr. Rita Owusu-Amankwah briefed participants on the purpose of the meeting and admitted that there has been an improvement in the Draft SP Bill. According to her, this improvement is due to past consultation meetings held with stake-holding MDAs as well as submissions made to the Draft Bill hence the need to finally validate & consolidate the inputs that are being presented to the Attorney General’s Department.She charged Management of MoGCSP, to work assiduously to achieve the core objectives of the consultative meeting which includes the following:- Share a working draft of a support document for the Social Protection Bill with stakeholders;- Generate views on the coverage, content and organization of the draft;- Generate inputs for an Explanatory Memorandum to support the finalization of the SP Bill. Dr. Rita Owusu-Amankwah therefore urged all to participate effectively in the discussion to help provide inputs for explanatory memorandum to support the finalization and passage of the Bill.She was optimistic that responses and recommendations made at the meeting would be promptly considered and hoped that at the end of the meeting, all the set objectives would be achieved and will go a long way to strengthen Ghana’s Social Protection systems.Dr. Esther Offei-Aboagye, a Consultant and Social Policy Analyst together with Lawyer Mariam A. Kyei (consultant) in their presentations, gave an overview of the Bill, Input Process and Proposed Structure of the Bill as well as the proposals for parts and sections of the Bill.Management of MoGCSP together with the consultants discussed the draft bill as well as identified errors, made necessary corrections, and provided recommendations for the success of the Bill. The Social Protection Law is critical for securing the rights of the vulnerable, ensuring adequate resource allocation, providing the appropriate institutional framework and relationships and therefore consistency in targeting, coordination, monitoring and evaluation.#MoGCSP_Ghana#socialprotectionbill #consultativemeeting#management#stakeholders ... See MoreSee Less
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GHANA'S ECCD COSTING IMPLEMENTATION PLAN WORKSHOPAs part of the Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Review Process, a Two-day Technical workshop organised by the Department of Children - Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection to develop a Costed Implementation Plan for the Revised ECCD took place in Accra on 12th & 13th May, 2022. The objective of this two-day technical workshop was to plan and cost activities for the revised policy.The ECCD Policy review began in October 2021 and is progressing steadily and is expected to conclude in few month's time with the publication of a revised Policy; Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) Framework and a Costed Implementation Plan.Speaking on behalf of the Chief Director of MoGCSP, Dr. Afisah Zakariah, the Ag. Director for the Department of Children, Mrs. Florence Ayisi Quartey appealed to experts present, to disclose new ideas and methods necessary to help in the development of the ECCD policy. She said it is paramount because it would help inform government plans and implementation at ensuring the holistic development of children.She expressed the Ministry's gratitude to UNICEF Ghana, Children Believe, ActionAid and all partners for their valuable contributions. An education officer at UNICEF, Mr. Timoah Kunchire also urged participants to assist in all ways possible to help translate their objectives into practical results inorder to obtain their target towards the wellbeing of children. As part of the workshop's agenda, participants were grouped to carryout the following: - Deliberate on the estimated cost of identified gaps and cross-cutting services and coordinating mechanisms needed per each domain or the entire framework of the ECCD policy. - Analyze the cost of implementing the policy and also critical areas needed for an improved ECCD policy - Discuss the cost of activities and sub activities in relation to the ECCD Policy. -Provide initial inputs for the development of the plan.-Work on drafts towards the production of the final document.All these inputs by participants are geared towards the development of the ECCD Policy as well as informing government plans and implementation at ensuring the holistic development of children.#MoGCSP_Ghana#ECCD#technical#workshop ... See MoreSee Less
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Excerpts of the Consensus Building Workshop for the Ghana National Household Registry Data collection exercise in the Central RegionDate: 11th May, 2022.#MoGCSP_Ghana#GNHR#WorldBank #WFP#MoFA ... See MoreSee Less
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WORKSHOP ON POLICY COORDINATION AND ACTIVITIES REVIEW FOR MoGCSP AND STAKEHOLDERSFollowing the first session of the Workshop on Policy Coordination and Review held on 14th April, 2022 which focused on the Social Protection Floor and Collaborative Social Protection Interventions in the National Social Protection Policy (NSPP); the Social Protection Directorate (SPD) under the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) organised the second session of the Workshop for MoGCSP and relevant partners & stakeholders on Thursday 12th May, 2022 in Accra. The workshop, which was held in collaboration with Ghana Employment and Social Protection - GESP and UNICEF Ghana, mainly focused on Operationalizing a Robust Integrated and Coherent Social Protection System and considering the other collaborative social protection activities by Specialized Agencies of the National Social Protection Policy (NSPP).The objective of the workshop meant to review the short-term implementation plan of the 2016 National Social Protection Policy (2017-2021).It also carried out the review process in line with the road-map of the Policy and also sought to generate inputs for the Medium-Term Implementation Plan 2023-2033. Addressing Participants, the Director for Social Protection Directorate, Dr. Rita Owusu-Amankwah, noted that the workshop provided the Ministry and its partners the opportunity to examine the extent of implementation of the policy arrangements in the short-term (2017-2021); the policy coordination mechanisms in place, and the lessons learnt to make coordination & collaboration, as well as policy implementation much effective and efficient.She entreated partners to deeply look at activities they have carried out as specialized institutions and provide inputs and recommendations for a fruitful deliberation and an agreed way forward for activities of the medium term plan.The workshop brought together among other participants from stake-holding and implementing institutions including Ministries, Departments and Agencies in the education, health, social welfare, environmental protection, disaster management and local governance sectors, organized labour, faith-based organizations as well as other key actors from interest groups.#MoGCSP_Ghana#socialprotection#policyreview#coordination#stakeholders ... See MoreSee Less
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