Scuola Sant’Anna to train Ghana’s Electoral Commission staff

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ACCRA, JUNE 16 – Italy will train Ghana’s Electoral Commission staff on electoral management. The initiative called “Innove-Elections Project” seeks to develop key competencies in election management bodies and regional organisations in the context of the prevention of electoral conflicts and violence.

Ghana will be the 12th country from the Africa Union to benefit from the fully funded training offer from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy. Countries that have benefitted from similar projects are Burkina Faso, Senegal, Niger, Ethiopia and Kenya.
The rest are Somalia, Sudan, South-Sudan, Mozambique, Nigeria and Mali.

Daniela d’Orlandi, the Ambassador of Italy to Ghana and Togo, speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Accra, said the training would be delivered by Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in collaboration with the European Centre for Electoral Support and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research.

Mrs d’Orlandi noted that one of the expected results of the capacity building was to ensure that women’s role in electoral management bodies, including senior positions, will be strengthened. Dr Bossman Eric Asare, the Deputy Chairman in-charge of Corporate Services at the EC, thanked the government of Italy for the offer. He said the first group of staff across the country had been selected to start the hybrid tele training via the WEBEX professional platform. (@OnuItalia)