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IBIS IN WEST AFRICA

Global Action Week: Bolgatanga

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 in Denmark.

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MODEL 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.

IBIS 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.

IBIS's 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.

STRENGTHENING 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 America.
  • 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 have alone.
 
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