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WAGES Project

Publication Type:
Case Study
Year Published:
2019
Project:
WAGES
Funder:
Global Affairs Canada
Author:
CECI-WUSC
Partner:
CECI (Centre for Intenationalonal Studies and Cooperation)
Country:
Ghana
Contact:
Emelia Ayipio Asamoah (easamoah@wusc.ca)
Tags:
Education, Empowerment, Gender Equality, Inclusive Decision Making, Local Governance

Estherine Mensah is the Gender Desk Officer and the Planning Officer for the Wassa East District. She underwent a WAGES training on gender mainstreaming and youth inclusion in planning and implementation in the District. Since then, she has led integration of gender equality in departments’ action plans and reports; developed a gender-sensitive reporting template for Heads of Department; she has championed women’s participation in preparation of the District Medium-Term Development Plan (DMTDP), leading to an increase in women’s representation from 13% to 23.7%. As a result, Wassa East District ranked 1st place for the 2017 Annual Progress Report. Together, these steps led to the District ranking 1st place for the 2017 Annual Progress Report, in the whole of Western Region.