By: Fred Yaw Sarpong
The Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) will organize a two-day conference, under the theme ‘Enhancing Knowledge for Renewed Policies against Poverty (NOPOOR)’ in Accra this month.
The conference which scheduled for May 22-23 is in collaboration with the French Institute for Development, Paris Dauphine University and the European Union as CDD-Ghana partners.
In a statement to announce the conference, CDD-Ghana said the conference will bring together policy makers and researchers from 17 countries from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe.
It stated that the participants at the conference will share their respective research findings, experiences, policy recommendations and how it can impact on national policies aimed at reducing poverty.
“The conference is also expected to provide the platform for interaction and assisting policy makers, development partners and government agencies with evidence-based recommendations that can help shape policies and program to reduce poverty,” the statement said.
According to CDD-Ghana the conference will also provide policymakers with a broader understanding of poverty and renewed policies to address poverty levels to the participating countries.
The Deputy Director and Head of Research and Program at CDD-Ghana, Dr. Franklin Oduro reiterates that “even though causes of poverty differ between countries, the NOPOOR project, using in-depth varied research methods and evidence-based research, has come out with recommended policies and actions tailored to each member country’s characteristics, including access to resources, political regime, quality of institutions and governance.”