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This programme builds the capacity of Member Churches and the Local Councils of Churches in good governance and social accountability so that the target beneficiaries could participate meaningfully in decision-making process that affects their lives, and engage constructively with policy makers and duty bearers to be accountable for their stewardship.


Human Rights and Gender

The Council believes that the right of citizens, especially women, children and the disabled should be protected by all. In view of that, it works to ensure that there is respect for fundamental human right which includes the right to live, the right to education, the right to free speech and the right to movement with the view of ensuring peace.  Council’s work in the area of HIV/AIDS, advocacy for Food Security and Worse forms of Child trafficking reflect the right based approach to its activities.

Interfaith and Ecumenism

The Council connects with other Christian bodies such as the Ghana Pentecostal Council (GPC), National Association of Charismatic and Christian Churches (NACCC) and the Council of Independent Churches (CIC) to foster peace and advance social issues and Christianity.  It also works closely with other religious organizations such as the Office of the Chief Imam, Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission, Federation of Muslim Council and the Ghana Muslims Union in contributing to the socio-economic development of the country by actively participating in national processes aimed at promoting the well-being of Ghanaians and ensuring peaceful coexistence.

In the northern sector, the Council through its interfaith approach to peace-building has become the focal organization of the Northern Region Chapter of the Ghana Network for Peace Building (GHANEP).

Social and Economic Justice

Socio-economic Justice issues are one of the priority areas of the Council. The Council works at promoting livelihoods (through research based advocacy) to influence national and local policies that are geared towards creating a just society. It employs different strategies in acquiring the desired change.

Some of the activities the Council embarks on are :

1. Economic empowerment of Women in the north,


3. Child Labour,

4. Malaria Control and Prevention,

5. Climate Change,

6. Population and Development campaigns at national, regional and district levels.

The Council is also very active in campaigning for the accelerated achievements of the 8-bound Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which seeks to improve the livelihoods of citizens especially the poor and the marginalized.

Providing humanitarian services and responding to emergency situations especially for the displaced, refugees and asylum seekers from neighbouring and other African countries is also a priority.  They are provided with care and maintenance in the form of shelter, health, education, special services and subsistence allowance.