Four Ghanaian politicians are among 15 eminent global politicians attending the 2014 conference of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy in the United Kingdom.
They are former Local Government Minister, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo; General Secretary of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia and the party’s International Relations Director, Kofi Attor as well as General Secretary of the Conventions People’s Party (CPP), Ivor Kwabena Greenstreet.
They are joined by renowned politicians from Asia, the Middle East and South Eastern Europe to participate in the programme which focuses specifically on policy development and in particular how the Labour Party makes policy.
The conference enables participants to share their party’s policy making so that they can learn from each other and discuss best practice.
They will take part in and learn about the structure of conference and how this fits in to the Labour Party’s wider policy making process. Participants will also learn about institutions within the Labour Party such as the National Policy Forum and the Joint Policy Committee as well as attend the most high profile parts of the conference, including the Leader’s Speech.
The Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) is a United Kingdom non-departmental public body set up to promote democratic institutions overseas.
It was established in March 1992 and registered as a company limited by guarantee. It receives funding from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development.
The current chair of the organisation is Gary Streeter and the current chief executive is Linda Duffield.
WFD works to achieve sustainable political change in emerging democracies. Working with and through partner organisations, the Foundation seeks to strengthen the institutions of democracy, principally political parties (through the work of the UK political parties), parliaments and the range of institutions that make up civil society – non-governmental organisations (NGOs), trade unions and free media, among others.
Its stated goal is “to provide flexible and imaginative funding assistance to countries managing the difficult transition to democracy in central and eastern Europe and sub-Saharan Africa”.
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