As part of the activities of the activities to ensure CropLife Ghana and GAIDA implement a successful advocacy in establishing the importers levy system through the review of the EPA 194, Act 490, Part 2, Busac Fund organized a 4-day advocacy training workshop for members of CropLife Ghana and GAIDA (Ghana Agri-Input Dealers Association) at the Noda Hotel, Fumesua in the Ashanti Region from the 9th-13th December 2018.
25 participants in total participated in the training from across the country. The training was crafted in a way to equip CropLife Ghana and GAIDA with the relevant tools and skills of advocacy to enable the successful implementation of the advocacy action.
Amongst the many topics include the following:
1. Problem identification definition and statement;
2. Planning an advocacy action
3. The role of the private sector in improving an enabling environment
4. Introduction to advocacy
5. Identification and influencing of targets
6. The role of the executive and members
7. Gender issues in advocacy
8. Association building, Leadership skills, communication & Team building
The training was facilitated by BUSAC Fund Consultants, Abena Otoo and Bertha Gakor.