FACIL-ICT Co-creation Workshop | September 29-30, 2022 | 10:00am – 2:30pm

Venue: Conference Hall of Country Lodge – Nsawam

The Centre for Planning and Evaluation of Social Services (ZPE), University of Siegen, (Germany) in collaboration with the Nsawam-Adoagyiri and Suhum Municipal Assemblies is organizing a two-day workshop to co-create practical suggestions that are compatible with local structures for more innovative ways of improving communication between the Municipal Assembly and Community Members through Information Communication Technology (ICT).

In attendance will include the under-listed officials from the Nsawam-Adoagyiri and Suhum Municipal Assemblies.

  • Municipal Coordinating Director
  • Social welfare and Community Development officer
  • Development Planning officer
  • Municipal ICT coordinator
  • Municipal Health officer
  • Municipal LEAP coordinator/Disability common fund desk officer
  • CSOs (Community-Based Civil Society Organizations)
  • Ghana Federation of Disability (GFD)

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Studentische Erfahrungen mit empirischer Forschung in ländlichen Regionen Ghanas für Bachelorarbeiten im Studiengang Soziale Arbeit

Wann : Mittwoch 11. Mai 2022, 16 – 18 Uhr

Wo : ZPE-Besprechungsraum (H C 7329)

Wer : Max Münker, Leon Negraßus, Lina Pieper, Sümeyra Sarikoc.

Was: in den vergangenen Monaten haben vier Studierende jeweils 14-tägige Forschungsaufenthalte in den ghanaischen Distrikten Suhum und Nsawam absolviert und dabei zahlreiche Interviews mit Jugendlichen dazu geführt. Von Interesse war die Frage, wie Smartphones und Handys genutzt werden und welche Bedeutung diese Geräte im Alltag der befragten Jugendlichen haben. Die Aufenthalte wurden im Rahmen des ZPEForschungsprojekts FACIL-ICT Ghana finanziert und von örtlichen Kooperationspartner begleitet. Bei den Interviews wurden die Siegener Studierenden von den örtlichen Sozialdiensten unterstützt. Dadurch erhielten sie wichtige Zugänge zu Interviewpartner*innen auch in kleineren Dörfern und konnten in vielerlei Hinsicht wertvolle Erfahrungen machen. Diese Erfahrungen sollen bei der Veranstaltung vorgestellt und im Hinblick auf weitere mögliche Aufenthalte anderer Studierender ausgewertet werden.

Nähere Info zum  AK-EZ: Omar Zakanda

Email: omar.zakanda@student.uni-siegen.de

Validation workshop

Validation workshops were held at the halls of the Nsawam and Suhum municipal assemblies to ensure that relevant stakeholders are informed of interim results of data collected. It provided the avenue for discussing interim results and getting feedback from stakeholders to verify the accuracy of data findings. Present at the validation workshop were key stakeholders including the Municipal coordinating director, social welfare, planning, disability desk officers, ICT coordinators, assembly members, representatives of community-based organizations, traditional authorities, and heads of households.

Validation workshop at the hall of the Nsawam municipal assembly
Nsawam: Validation workshop
Suhum: validation workshop
Nsawam; validation workshop

FCIL-ICT Team commence data collection exercise in Suhum and Nsawam municipalities in the eastern region of Ghana

FACIL-ICT team embarked on data collection exercises within the Nsawam/Adoagyiri and Suhum Municipalities in the eastern region of Ghana.

The exercise involved the administration of questionnaires to respondents in several remote communities within the municipalities. Some of the communities visited included  Akorabo, Owureko, kukua, Adarkwa, Asarekrom, Amanhyia, Akoti, Trio in the Suhum municipality, and Fotobi, Ahojo, Amanfrom, Oparekrom, Wangara, Sakyikrom, Ntoaso in the Nsawam/Adoagyiri municipality.

Two students Lina Pieper and Sümeyra Sarikoc from the University of Siegen, Germany joined the FACIL-ICT Team for the data collection exercise in Suhum and Nsawam municipalities
Research assistants and gatekeepers from the Social welfare department in Suhum

Stakeholder consultation in Nsawam and Suhum Municipal Assemblies

Stakeholder consultation workshops were held on 20th and 21st October 2021 at the Nsawam-Adoagyiri and Suhum Municipal Assembly Halls respectively. This workshop brought together local government functionaries including the coordinating director of the Municipal Assembly, Assembly members, planning officer and directors of ICT, Health, LEAP, disability common fund, as well as community members comprising heads of households, Traditional authorities, Community based organizations, and opinion leaders. The stakeholder consultation workshop formed the basis of the data collection exercise for the FACIL-ICT project in Ghana.