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Publication Type: 
Open calls
Published Date: 
December, 2021

Opening Extractives Ghana Call for Applications


The Opening Extractives Programme, in collaboration with the Registrar General’s Department and the Ghana Opening Extractives National Steering Committee, is organising a series of capacity building and training sessions for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and journalists to raise awareness on the existence and importance of quality and timely beneficial ownersgip data, and share skills, tools and methodologies to analyse and use this data. The rationale is to strengthen capacities amongst journalists, civil society organizations and active citizens to analyse and utilise beneficial ownership data to improve natural resources advocacy and governance in Ghana.

The capacity building workshop will be organised in three sessions, each of two days. Sessions will be led by the Opening Extractives team, in partnership with the Registrar General’s Department and with expert support from experienced media trainers, investigative journalists and research/advocacy analysts. At the end of the training, few selected participants will be technically and financially supported to undertake a pilot beneficial ownership use-case project, i.e., using existing beneficial ownership information, together with other publicly accessible information to undertake a research/analytical/advocacy report or investigative/systematic reportage.  

Any person working in a CSO or media centre, independent journalists, or active citizens interested in the topic of company ownership/control, natural resources governance, illicit financial flows or related governance and business reporting/research can apply to take part in the capacity-building sessions. 

People applying from more than 50km away from Accra can apply to have their travel costs and hotel accommodation to attend the sessions reimbursed

To apply, please complete this online form no later than January 16, 2022.

Note that the application will require:

  • Your background information, previous knowledge on the topic and motivation to participate work. 
  • Attach a CV with selected work on the topic.