The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) is mandated by the 1992 Constitution to educate and sensitize the citizenry on their civic rights and responsibilities. As part of that mandate, the NCCE will undertake intensive public and civic education and engagements on corruption, public accountability, and environmental governance issues across the country to help promote good governance. The main activities are building the capacity of civic education providers (NCCE, CHRAJ, CSOs, and the media) to conduct campaigns, advocate and lobby for increased accountability and reduction in corruption as well as to conduct joint civic education and awareness on accountability. The programme will be implemented under a three and half year European Union (EU) Grant Contract in respect of the project called Anti-corruption, Rule of Law and Accountability (ARAP).
ARAP is an EU Ghana project that focuses on supporting the National Anti-Corruption Action Plan (NACAP) of Ghana among others. ARAP’s main objective is to contribute to current reform processes in the area of rule of law, accountability, anti-corruption, and environmental governance by supporting key institutions to increase the ability of citizens, civil society organisations and the media to hold government and duty bearers accountable.
The ARAP Project in Ghana is being coordinated by a Spanish firm called FIIAP. The NCCE through effective collaboration and synergy with other key partners namely the Judiciary, the Ghana Police Service, the Attorney General’s Department, Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the fight against corruption will execute the following specific activities:
- Nationwide Research on Public Perception of the State of Corruption and Accountability in Ghana. This will form the basis for the Commission’s civic and public education engagements.
- Information Sharing Sessions for Staff of the NCCE to build their capacity for effective work delivery.
- Hold eleven (11) Staff Durbars across the country on ARAP issues.
- Training and Exchange Programmes to cover senior-level management staff on Anti-Corruption, Rule of Law and Accountability issues
- Hold Capacity Building for a mix of Technical and Management Staff.
- Undertake Focus Group Discussions and Community Durbars on Accountability and Environmental Governance in selected Districts across the country
- Sensitization of identifiable Groups (FBOs, Workplaces, Traditional Authorities, etc.).
- E-Quiz / Constitution Game Board Competitions.
- Project Citizen showcases in Senior High Schools across the country Symposia in Educational Institutions.
- Dialogue engagements on ARAP – 8 in a period of 4 years Annual Constitution Week Lecture to focus on ARAP issues.
- Citizenship Week Campaigns on Environmental Governance in collaboration with EPA.
- Social Auditing engagements in 216 selected Districts nationwide TV and Radio Panel Discussions on ARAP issues.
- Airing of documentaries, animations, and jingles on anti-corruption, rule of law and accountability.
- Advocacy platforms on Constitutional Amendment and Environmental Governance.
- Electronic and print media space for educational messages.
- Social Media Campaigns on Anti-corruption, Rule of Law & Accountability Mass Text Messaging to disseminate information on ARAP issues Production of Project Visibility Materials Procurement of Operational Equipment.
- Production of Educational Materials.
- Project Steering Committee Meetings (Quarterly).