December 2, 2020 2:28 am
The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection as part of efforts to mainstream the Ghana Productive Safety Net Project (GPSNP) have organised a two-day workshop for some selected staff from Wednesday, 2nd December to Thursday, 3rd December, 2020 in Ho, Volta Region.
The two-day workshop brought together staff from the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development and the Ministry of Finance.
Addressing the opening session, the Director for Research, Statistics and Information Management at MoGCSP Madam Efua Anyanful on behalf of the Chief Director, Dr. Afisah Zakariah encouraged participants to actively participate and also pay attention to all presentations of the various components of the project in order for them to execute tasks they will be assigned.
Project Coordinators of the GPSNP, Dr. George Kwadwo Osei and Madam Clara Tigenoah in their statement said the Ghana Social Opportunities Project (GSOP) paved way to the new Ghana Productive Safety Net Project (GPSNP) as its successor in pursuit of the nation’s commitment to strengthen social protection systems and improve the ability of poor people to be productive. According to the Project Coordinators, the GPSNP’s goal is to improve the ability of poor people to be productive.
Topics discussed by the participants as part of the mainstreaming workshop includes: the general overview of the Ghana Productive Safety Net Project, (GPSNP) Labour Intensive Public Works, (LIPW) Social Protection Systems Strengthening, (SPSS) and the Ghana National Household Registry. (GNHR)
There were also key presentations on Management Information Systems, (MIS) Single Window Citizen Engagement Services(SWCES) and Monitoring and Evaluation. (M&E)
Some facilitators who presented as part of the two-day workshop includes: Dr. Prosper Laari, National Coordinator of the GNHR, Dr. Rita Owusu-Amankwah, Social Protection Director, Mr. Mawutor Ablo, Director PPMED, Mr. Desmond Duametu, Production Inclusion Specialist, Madam Nana Adjoa Tsum-Danso, Coordinator, SWCES, Madam Adjoa Boakyewaa Asotia-Boakye, National engineer for the LIPW Mr. Myles Ongoh, Deputy Director, LEAP and Mr Amoako Asante Kakra
The essence of the workshop was to :
1. Equip staff with a deeper understanding of the GPSNP and it’s intended outcomes.
2. Identify and discuss staff respective roles and responsibilities under the project.
3. Map out key strategies for the transfer of knowledge and skills between Project and Ministry staff to ensure the smooth transition of Project Consultants to the Ministry.