A West Africa where people’s rights and well-being are guaranteed.
Our Core Values
We work to promote good governance and equality of women and men in Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
The Core Values of SEND West Africa are explained in the acroynym ‘PEOPLE‘:
Participatory Decision Making and Development
Equality of women and men
Openness and Accountability
Partnership for human development
Learning, Innovation and Sharing Knowledge
Enabling Action Based on Information
More About Us
SEND-WEST AFRICA is the parent organisation of SEND-GHANA, SEND-LIBERIA and SEND-SIERRA LEONE. These subsidiaries of SEND are independent national NGOs with their own National Executive Council and management systems but sharing one Chief Executive Officer based in SEND-GHANA who facilitates learning and networking among the national affiliates.
The need for the poor, especially, women to have a strong and consistent voice informed by evidence during policy discussions and budgetary decision making at national and district levels is the primary agenda set for SEND-WEST AFRICA.
The organization has operational offices in Liberia and Sierra Leone.
SEND-LIBERIA operates from its Margibi country office.
SEND-SIERRA LEONE has an office in Kailahun.
What They Say
“SEND stood out as an exceptional organization that educates and empowers citizens to take part in the political process and access the services available to them. What impressed us even more was SEND’s model of citizen engagement, education, training and advocacy which is backed up by policy research. It not only promotes sustainable development but more importantly can also be replicated in different regions and countries.”
One Africa Award Selection Committee,
SEND Sierra Leone will soon be launching a strategic plan for 2019 to 2024, themed Empowering Citizens to Make Sierra Leone Work for Equality and SEND Ghana Will scale up its strategic plan of Making Ghana Work for Equality, to run for another five years.
Siapha Kamara,SEND West Africa Founding CEO and Chief of Party for the People for Health project, funded by USAID
“SEND contributed immensely to the Ghana School Feeding program, identifying issues such as poor targeting, which currently has led to the retargeting of policy to benefit the most impoverished areas that were initially not covered and which did not benefit from the programs.”
Professor George Gyan-Baffour,Acting Chief Director, Ministry of Planning
“SEND GHANA has helped in demystifying the district assemblies for the ordinary citizens.” Now, people who have participated in SEND activities walk into the district assemblies, they go to the [District Chief Executive}; ask the DCE questions. They do it realizing that it is their right.”
Haji Alima Mahama,Minister for Local Government and Rural Development
“For four years, The USA, through the USAID, has been a steadfast partner by your side. We don’t do this lightly. In fact, USAID considers SEND to be a strategic partner.” “SEND continues to demonstrate that solutions to development challenges cannot be solved with one sector alone. SEND takes a holistic approach that we at USAID model, such as SEND’s livelihood empowerment program.”
Sharon Cromer,The acting deputy chief of mission and director of the USAID/ Ghana Mission
“The last project we worked on through the FOSTERING project, SEND GHANA with the Co-operative Development of Canada and the Credit Union Association of Ghana contributed to increasing sustainable food security for about 42,000 women and men farmers in the Eastern Corridor of the Northern Region.” “The project contributed to increasing the annual income of the principal by 700 percent for women.”
Christian Tardif,Senior Director of development programs at the Canadian- High Commission
Our Great Team
Siapha KamaraChief Executive Officer, SEND West Africa
George Osei BimpehSEND-Ghana, Country Director
Samuel N. DuoSEND-Liberia, Country Director
Profile coming soon!
Joseph AyamgaSEND-Sierra Leone - Country Director
Profile coming soon!