The Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG) in collaboration with the Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy (DIPD) and the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) will on Friday 22nd April 2022 hold a Roundtable on the topic: “Sustaining Democracy in the Context of Erosion: Lessons from Europe and Africa” at IDEG, East Legon, Accra.
The Roundtable discussion will climax a 3-day visit to Ghana by the delegation from the DIPD, led by Lisabeth Pilegaard, its Executive Director and bring finality to DIPD partnered projects in Ghana over the last 4 years.
This was made known through a press statement by the three bodies.
The visit which is facilitated by IDEG and the CDD is intended to accord the delegation opportunity to engage a select representation of stakeholders on
matters of mutual interest in areas of women’s rights, gender parity, good governance and democracy, as well as forge closer ties for future collaborations between DIPD and their Ghanaian counterparts.
The Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy (DIPD) provides democracy assistance through partnership-based projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.
The Institute works to develop and further democratic institutions in political systems and civil society, focusing on media, young people, elections, gender and human rights.
They bring together individuals, groups and political parties to share ideas, knowledge and experiences and support projects that strengthen a democratic culture and also participate in partnerships with organizations specialized in support for political parties.
Established by the Danish Parliament in May 2010, its overall purpose is to strengthen and complement the Danish democracy assistance, particularly through support to political parties and multi-party platforms in developing countries.
Generally, there is a growing population of ‘dissatisfied democrats’ who are finding alternative government systems attractive across the continent, according to the press statement.
In the words of the US President Joe Biden, “…there is an increasing dissatisfaction of people all around the world with democratic governments that they feel are failing to deliver for their needs”.
The globe is continuously experiencing the diminishing returns of the supply-side of democracy, the statement indicated.