CPL in West Africa

CI's new project in partnership with the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) will empower consumers and consumer organisations to demand an economic and socially just market to strengthen the consumer movement in West Africa.

The 18-month project, 'Strengthening Consumer Protection in three West African Countries for Social and Economic Justice: Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal', has three objectives.

The project focuses on capacity building in consumer organisations and mobilising consumers to learn of their legal rights, so that they can act as agents of change in promoting consumer protection.

The project will be implemented in three West African countries - Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal - in three phases covering:

  1. Capacity building and research
  2. Training and materials development
  3. Consumer awareness and empowerment

As part of the project each partner has already installed, and continues to maintain, a website for their organisation:

The OSIWA project will be led by the CI Africa Office in partnership with CAC, CAO and ADEC. It will be implemented between 2013-2014, in pursuit of CI's initiative to strengthen consumer organisations and safeguard consumers' rights in Africa.

For further details of the project please contact the CI Africa Office staff:

Consumer justice and protection is a priority programme for CI as part of the Your Rights, Our Mission | Strategy 2015

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