Our forums serve as multi-stakeholder platforms that focus on how societies can be preserved by addressing the underlining factors that threaten the peace and stability of the region. Our first national forum was held in June 2017 on the ‘Challenge of Vigilante Groups in Ghana’. The forum brought together about 70 participants from varied backgrounds to examine the incidence and employ of Vigilante Groups in Ghana’s democratic space.
Stakeholder representatives included Government of Ghana officials from the Ministry of the Interior, Members of Parliament, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Small Arms and Light Weapons Commission, civil society organizations including the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD), security officials and practitioners, the diplomatic community and the Danish Embassy. Others include the South African High Commission, the Embassy of the Republic of South Sudan, political party representatives including the National Democratic Congress (NDC), the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the Convention Peoples Party (CPP), Youth leaders and students from the University of Ghana, Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) as well as Religious leaders.