Ghana Armed Forces MOWIP Report 2020
22 April, 2021
Sabrina Karim and Laura Huber, with Heather Huhtanen, Solène Brabant, Ingrid Munch, Callum Watson, Fiifi Edu-Afful, Adelaide Otoo, and Joana Osei-Tutu
The Measuring Opportunities for Women in Peace Operations (MOWIP) assessment for the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) (2020) examines the GAF’s ability to deploy women to, and ensure their meaningful participation in, United Nations peace operations. The report contains good practices currently being implemented by the GAF as well as a set of recommendations for future actions.
The assessment was conducted using the MOWIP Methodology, which was developed in partnership with Cornell University and practitioners in eight partner countries, including Ghana. The national assessment was conducted in partnership with the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), which undertook the data collection for this project. This assessment was implemented with financial support from Global Affairs Canada and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, within the framework of the Elsie Initiative for Women in Peace Operations, launched by Canada in 2017.
The MOWIP Methodology is the standard methodology for assessments required for applications to the Elsie Initiative Fund. You can learn more about DCAF’s work on the Elsie Initiative and download all data collection tools, templates and explainers in the MOWIP Toolbox.
Troop-and police-contributing countries looking for support to implement the MOWIP Methodology in their own armed forces, police, or gendarmerie are welcome to contact the DCAF MOWIP Helpdesk for further guidance and information: firstname.lastname@example.org.