The Ghana Philanthropy Forum has suggested to the government to adequately resource non-governmental
It observed that the philanthropic sector played a crucial role in filling the developmental gaps where the government was limited and must be well supported and positioned.
and brought together development professionals, actors in the public and private sectors, and non-profit entities to engage and
The two-day summit also presented the opportunity to participants to assess
Isaac Debrah, the Coordinator of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Philanthropy Platform, United Nations Development Programme, Ghana, noted that philanthropic foundations played important roles in development and sponsored ventures the government or some private entities were uncomfortable to fund.
“Over the past two years, philanthropy has been shifting to more structured and strategic approach with emergence of the SDG philanthropy platform, African Women Development Fund,
John Majisi, the Member of Parliament for Krachi Nchumuru, and a board member of Inclusion Ghana, an NGO, said mutual and well-documented partnership agreements must be attained between government and stakeholders and indicated that “proper documentation should be put in place to track contributions in addressing national policies and development initiatives”.
He appealed to NGOs to be more visible in deprived areas of the country rather than focusing on areas already receiving government services and interventions and
expressed gratitude to the forum and STAR Ghana Foundation for organising the summit to address issues and find solutions to changing the face of philanthropy.
He commended individuals and international donors for their continuous support of various socio-economic, cultural and political services and interventions, which could not have been attained.