Monday, April 25, 2016

COMING UP!>>Episode #72 (Season 4; Ep.7): Time with the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI)

Episode #72
(Season 4; Ep.7):  
Time with the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI)

Season 4 is STILL on the theme of “making money for Africa”.

We commenced the Season unpacking the nitty-gritty of the Creative Economy, and concluded that Film, more than any other cog in the Creative Economy wheel, was probably the most dominant within that Economy. In episode 2, we appreciated how, if managed properly, Sports could become the biggest employer in Ghana, the sub region, and the Continent.

In episode 3, we started to treat the all-important topic of customer service, concluding that, Ghana can achieve an “insanely customer-centric culture” as seen in the West, but it takes exposure and training of frontline staff to do that.

In episode 4, we concluded that East Africa continues to rise, while episode 5 helped demystify Africa’s agriculture under the AU’s flagship programme of CAADP, concluding that issues around Agribusiness and nutrition will dominate discussions around Agriculture after the 12th CAADP Partnership Platform meeting that was held in Accra mid-April. Last week in episode 6, we piggy-backed on the *UNCTAD E-Commerce week* that took place from 18-22 April concluding the show on Cyber-crime with the shocking conclusion that Ghana’s Cyber-awareness is at a shockingly low threshold.

This week, we spend time with the Accra-based West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI), which is no stranger to Africa in Focus.

We ask two major questions:

First, WACSI has issued a number of recent publications that merit significant discussion. What is the rationale behind the books?

Secondly, now that the UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on drug policy is over, whither the centrality of WACSI’s support for civil society activism on drug policy in West Africa? WACSI was instrumental back in February 2015 in convening the West Africa Commission on Drugs to join the rest of civil society in the region to begin unpacking CSO responses to drug policy.

What does the future hold for WACSI post-UNGASS, and what are some of its upcoming activities we should look out for?

Join us if you can at 2.05pm on 27 April, 2016.
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Guest in the studio:
ØIsaac Hubert Arthur, Head of Knowledge Management, WACSI
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