The launch workshop in Ghana brought together over a 100 participants from the philanthropic sector, the UN System, Civil Society, Government and business to have a dialogue on the above mentioned issues and to identify a way forward:
Philanthropy: 20 international, regional, and Ghanaian foundations and philanthropic entities. These included Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Foundation Center, the MasterCard and Ford Foundation; Pan-African networks such as the African Philanthropic Forum (APF) and the African Grant-makers Network (AGN), the Media Foundation West Africa, and philanthropic entities in Ghana such as Ispace, Nemont Ahafo Development Foundation, and Adom Trust amongst others.
Government: the National Development Planning Commission, the Ghana Statistical Service, the Ministries for Finance, Water Resourecs, Works and Housing; Employment and Labor Relations as well as SADA (the regional development agency for the Northern Savannah Region where there is significant NGO and philanthropic activity), the national teaching council and national curriculum and assessment council.
Micro Finance Institutions & Corporate philanthropic entities/ programs at Fidelity Bank, KPMG, Sinapi Aba Trust, and others.
NGOs and civil society networks including World Vision International, SightSavers, WaterAid, Camfed, Coalition of NGOs in Water and Sanitation (CONIWAS), International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC) and others.
Academia & Institutions: e.g. Ashesi University, Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT etc.
UN agencies: IFAD, ILO, UNCDF, UNICEF, UNDP, UNESCO, WFP