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Emerging Public Leaders of Ghana launches P.E.A.C.E Fellowship Project

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The Emerging Public Leaders of Ghana, (EPL Ghana) in partnership with the United States Embassy in Ghana and with support from The Foundation for Security and Development in Africa ( FOSDA) has launched the P.E.A.C.E Fellowship Project in Accra.

The project is a 12 month programme aimed at enhancing peace and security service delivering and upskilling public sector security professionals to provide critical security services in the Northern,Upper East and North East regions of Ghana through a series of trainings and community engagements.

 

The Country Director of Emerging Public Leaders of Ghana, Juliet Amoah, explained that the purpose of this project is to help strengthen peace and security in the selected regions by equipping young professionals to help improve security – civilian relations, strengthen public safety security, support conflict prevention and crime – scene responsiveness.

According to her, they will be working closely with the Ministry of Local Government, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Interior and other security and border agencies to deliver this project.

A select group of 25 high performing participants will undergo in person practical training and community outreaches with the aim of developing them to become early warning resources who can contribute effectively to national peace building, improving security-civilian relationships and supporting the peace architecture in the select Northern Regions,”

Kevin Brosnahan a US embassy representative who was also at the launch explained that the US Embassy partnered with EPL , mainly to prevent conflict and promote stability.

The Programme employs a Hunan Security Development and a human – rights based approach and and each one to reach five technique to ensure a multiplier effect, engaging both professionals and citizens simultaneously by sharing key learning, knowledge and tools during community immersion visits thereby fostering peaceful communities and proactive citizens,” he said.

Janet Samey – Kumah, Director of Capacity Building and Outreach of National Peace Council who was also at the launch thanked the EPL and the US Embassy for coming up with this initiative she believes it is a good one that will help promote peace in the country and the continent as a whole.

Emerging Public Leaders is an Independent 501 (c) ( 3) nonprofit in the United States that works with our partners in Africa to strengthen governance and public services by training young professionals entering or in the public service.

Emerging Public Leaders of Ghana is part of the Emerging Public Leaders family that operates in Ghana, Kenya and Liberia…..Story by Bugbila Moadow.

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