IN WEST AFRICA
Global Action Week:
IBIS is a Danish development organisation
working at the global, national and local levels to create
equal access to education, influence and resources for poor
and marginalised people in Africa and Latin America.
IBIS carries out its work in cooperation
with civil society organisations as well as national and local
authorities and other development actors to overcome poverty
and injustice. Our vision is a just world in which all people
have equal access to education and resources and are able
to influence the decisions that affect their lives.
IBIS works within two main areas; Governance
and Education. With support to public participation in good
governance we seek to empower the ordinary citizens to be
representing themselves. With support to education we seek
to empower poor and marginalised children, youth and adults,
and their organisations to promote, claim and achieve their
individual and collective rights to relevant quality education.
IBIS has supported programmes and partners
in development of governance and education as well as other
areas such as organisational development, conflict resolution
and communication since mid 1960. Today IBIS works in the
following African countries: Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone,
Burkina Faso, Southern Sudan, Mozambique and Angola as well
as the following Latin American countries: Bolivia, Peru,
Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.
In West Africa IBIS has Country Offices in
Ghana, Sierra Leone and Liberia and the Regional Office for
West Africa is based in Accra. Recently (beginning 2010) IBIS
West Africa expanded to Burkina Faso in partnership with another
Danish INGO, Bornefonden. IBIS has been implementing a number
of programmes and projects in all the 4 countries; in Ghana
since 2001; in Liberia and Sierra Leone since 2005 and in
Burkina Faso since 2010. There are various sources of funding
for IBIS programmes in West Africa; IBIS has a frame funding
agreement with the government of Denmark (DANIDA) and in addition
to this, IBIS has received funding from the DANIDA’s
Humanitarian Fund, the European Union, International Rescue
Committee, Diakonie Katastrofehilfe, BMZ through KfW, the
Royal Danish Embassy, UNDP and Private Companies and Foundations
SCHOOL FOR GIRLS IN SAWLA OFFICIALLY OPENED
The new girl’s model school
in the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District, Northern Region, has been
designed to tackle the challenges to education faced by young
girls and to showcase how to give them a solid foundation
for the future.
BRINGS GLOBAL ACTION WEEK TO KONO DISTRICT
For the first time, Global Action
Week activities were held in Kono District, Sierra Leone.
Global Action Week is a world-wide advocacy celebration focusing
on education and sponsored in Sierra Leone by the Education
for All Coalition.
SUPPORT EMPOWERS WAAKYE SELLER TO BECOME PROFESSIONAL POLITICIAN
Hajia Musa Ali, 56, has defied
her social inheritance and is now to advise the President
of Ghana. She has had great benefit of the training in democratic
skills she has received from IBIS and especially the self-confidence,
she has developed on this basis.
SCHOOL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEES ENSURES EDUCATION
50 School Management Committees in the Brong Ahafo region
in Ghana are being trained on how to efficiently manage their
schools and ensure the quality of their children’s education.
|What is Ibis?
||Ibis in networks
Ibis is a Danish member-based
development organisation working at the global,
national and local levels to create equal access
to education, influence and resources for the poor
and the marginalized people in Africa and Latin
Ibis supports over 200 development
projects in Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Angola,
Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guatemala, Nicaragua,
Honduras, El Salvador, Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru.
- IBIS is a part of the network Alliance 2015. Alliance
2015 is a strategic network of seven "like minded"
NGOs engaged in humanitarian and development activities.
Its goal is to combine efforts in fighting poverty
in developing countries.
Together, Alliance2015 members
are present in 80 countries. This gives the organisations
a larger infrastructure and reach than each would