On Wednesday 14th December 2022, Eduwatch, in collaboration with OXFAM in Ghana, held a one-day capacity-building workshop for CSOs on the education aspect of the 2023 budget presented to Parliament by the Finance Minister.
The workshop, which was part of Eduwatch’s advocacy for improved investment and resource spending in education, aimed to deepen CSOs’ knowledge in the planning and budgeting cycle on education and equip them to analyze, monitor, and demand accountability on the delivery of the education budget.
Several organizations participated in the workshop, including School for Life Ghana, Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition, Pencil of Promise, Northern Network for Education Development, NORSAAC, TVET Coalition, Foundation for Security and Development in Africa, Associates for Change, Media General, Graphic Communication Group, Business & Financial Times, The Institute for Education Studies, ICDP, and the Multimedia Group.
The Senior Programs officer of Eduwatch, Devine Kpe gave a presentation on Ghana’s pre-tertiary education sector, including the progress made, key government education policies and their existing gaps, and the need for improved equitable and efficient resource utilization to address these gaps.
The workshop, which was attended by representatives from various civil society organizations, aimed to deepen CSOs’ understanding of the education budgeting cycle and equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively analyze and monitor education budget delivery.
Kpe emphasized the need for improved equitable and efficient resource utilization in order to address these gaps and improve the education sector in Ghana.
He also discussed the importance of the workshop’s goals of deepening CSOs’ understanding of the education budgeting cycle and equipping them to monitor and analyze education budget delivery.
The workshop provided a valuable opportunity for CSOs to learn more about the education sector in Ghana and how to effectively advocate for improved education policies and budget allocation.
Kpe’s presentation was well-received by attendees, who appreciated the insights and valuable information provided. Many expressed a renewed commitment to advocating for improved education funding and resource allocation in Ghana.
In summary, the workshop was a successful event that enabled CSOs to gain a deeper understanding of the dynamics of the education budgeting cycle and equip them with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively analyze and monitor education budget delivery.