Fixing the Urban Mess - Moving Forward

Project

At-a-Glance

Approval Date
Core Focus
Secondary Cities
Country Type
Ghana

Detail

Summary
‘FIXING THE URBAN MESS’ is a communications advocacy campaign designed to address the challenges of urbanisation, to generate public awareness and debate and to provoke public and local government action aimed at making a positive impact on our cities.
Objectives
Generate public awareness and debate and to provoke public and local government action aimed at making a positive impact on our cities.
Activities
1. FORUMS We hold four public forums themed around the individual documentaries, moderated by David Ampofo, to which Assembly Members, relevant stakeholders and the media are invited. While the purpose of the forum is to confront issues and hold individuals accountable, it is equally important to seek common ground and explore solutions. Each session begins with a viewing of the documentary in question. The ensuing debate is broadcast live on CitiFM. The session is also filmed and edited. 2. REBROADCAST OF THE DOCUMENTARIES All episodes, followed by the edited relevant Forum, are rebroadcast across all channels. 3. DVD’s Copies of the documentaries, and the accompanying Forum, are reproduced in bulk and disseminated to relevant Ministries, stakeholders, civil society organisations and the media. The DVD’s are also valuable tools for use at community forums and workshops. 4. EDITED TRANSCRIPTS Edited transcripts of all documentary interviews will be sent to interested parties. They will also be sent to selected journalists in the interests of more informed reporting. Transcripts will also be posted on the World Bank and Channel Two websites.
Expected Impacts and Results
For the campaign to succeed, we need more sustained advocacy that will cut across the entire spectrum of the populace. We need to create an effective platform that takes on officialdom, and holds individuals accountable. We also need to continue to explore solutions and the way forward.