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Welcome to CEDEPA Ghana

The Ghana Centre for Development and Policy Advocacy (CEDEPA-GH) is a youth-led research, development and advocacy organisation operating in Northern Ghana with an office in Tamale. The organisation works principally in the areas of education and youth empowerment, building peaceful and inclusive societies, democracy, good governance and civic engagement, WASH and reproductive health and rights as well as climate change adaption and livelihood empowerment for women and girls.

International Day for Street Children, April 12, 2019

• In Ghana, the highest incidence of child Streetism is found in the urban cities of Accra, Kumasi and Tamale.

• Statistics indicate that there is an estimated 61,400 street children in Accra alone and about 10, 000 in Kumasi.

• The total number of street children in Tamale is not known but anecdotal evidence suggest that streetism is in the increase in the Tamale metropolis.

• Girls are more likely to be in the street. A head count in 2009 showed that about 43% of the total population of street children in the city of Accra is male and 57% is female.

Help Her Stay in School Project

On March 20, 2018 CEDEPA in partnership with Days for Girls, Tamale, organised public education for students of Al-Salam Excellence Academy Senior High School in Tamale on the topic of adolescent reproductive health, specifically focusing on menstrual hygiene and management as well as sexual abstinence and contraceptive use.

The project dubbed: “Help Her Stay in School” seeks to empower adolescent girls to overcome the financial and reproductive health barriers to female school attendance, particularly during periods of menstruation.

The Africa Youth SDGs Summit

CEDEPA-Ghana in partnership with Youth Advocates Ghana (YAG) and Ako Foundation (Conveners) and with support from UNDP Ghana is organizing the first ever ‘Africa Youth SDGs Summit’ from November 1-2, 2017 in Accra.

The theme for the summit is “Youth as Drivers of Sustainable Development.” The summit is scheduled to take place at the Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Center and anticipates bringing together about 250 youth participants drawn from across the African Continent

Registration open for the 1st African Youth SDGs Summit in Accra

Register for the summit by completing your online registration below. Delegates are required to pay registration fee at a subsidized rate. Once registration is submitted, please proceed to make your payments to confirm registration and attendance. Speakers are required to register as well and indicate their interest to present a project brief at the summit...please visit the following link to register...

Abortion Among Primary and Junior High School Girls in Rural Communities in Ghana

By Kassim Alabani (Kassim is a Research Fellow, Community Development Specialist and a Founding Director at CEDEPA)

Minister asked to prioritize data on youth-Northern Youth CSOs coalition

By Albert Futukpor, GNA 

Tamale, April 3, GNA – Mr Isaac Asiamah, Minister for Youth and Sports, has been asked to prioritise the compilation and harmonization of data on young people concerning their aspirations, needs, and challenges.

CEDEPA hosts ECOWAS Long Term Election Observation Mission in Northern Ghana

On Saturday December 3, 2016, CEDEPA was privileged to host two members of the ECOWAS Long Term Election Observation Mission in Ghana. The team comprised Mr. Mahmoudu Baa and Ms. Sa'adatu Bowsu. CEDEPA is an implementing partner of the USAID West Africa funded project dubbed, Reacting to Early Warning and Response Data (REWARD) in West Africa.  The aim of this project is to eliminate the risk of violence in the West African sub-region including Ghana, as the country heads into a crucial election on December 7, 2016.

CEDEPA launches project on peaceful election

The Centre for Development and Policy Advocacy (CEDEPA) has launched the Youth Engagement for Peaceful Election 2016 project aimed at promoting peaceful elections in December.

The project is being implemented and funded by USAID to react to Early Warning and Response Data in West African (REWARD) project.


Locate us at House Number NZ 2700 Nakpanzoo, Village Water Junction, off the Tamale-Kumasi Road, about 400M to the Junction, Tamale, Northern Region
P. O. Box TL 518,Tamale, Northern Region - Email:
Tel: +233-506384692/0245942850

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