From October 8-10, 2014, we organized our first pilot workshop on Empowerment and Advocacy for Just Governance in Accra, Ghana. The workshop was organized in partnership with the Archdiocesan Office for Justice and Peace and Development Commission, The National Catholic Secretariat of Ghana’s Bishops Conference, the Symposium of the Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) and the Catholic Institute for Business and Technology (CIBT) (Read the Resolution at the end of the three-day workshop/ The Abokobi Resolution)

It was held at the Presbyterian Women’s’ Conference Center in Abokobi. Sixty four community representatives from around the Archdiocese of Accra gathered to learn about connections between Catholic Social Teachings and civic responsibility; and move forward on community-specific advocacy issues which relate strongly with continent-wide concerns like land grabbing and bureaucratic corruption.
Keep AFJN and the workshop participants in your thoughts and prayers as we take these concrete steps to address Africa’s chronic struggles from the grassroots up. Click here to see the conference’s Photo gallery.
Read more about the background of the Empowerment Project, and the formation of this workshop.
AFJN thanks the Catholic University of America’s Institute for Policy Research and Special thanks to the Raskob Foundation and the Be the Change Foundation for supporting such vital work.