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14d Magazine

The i4d (Information For Development) print magazine is one of its kind, and is intended to provide a much-needed platform for exchange of information, ideas, opinions and experiences, both inside and outside the Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) sector. While several electronic publications do currently exist, i4d is perhaps the first that addresses the need by utilizing the strength and potential of the print media.
i4d encompasses the role and relevance of ICT in various development sectors such as Rural Development, Gender, Governance, Micro-finance, Education, Health, Wireless Communication, ICT For Poor, Local Content, Culture and Heritage, and more.   ASA Initiative, Ghana is associated with i4d Magazine


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Annual Microfinance Conclave

Microfinance Connect (ufc) is an initiative aims to strengthen the microfinance sector by catering for the felt and unfelt service gaps through quality offerings in diverse contexts. Advent of the sector has seen multiple stakeholders joining in to cater for the cause of reducing poverty through financial inclusion of the underprivileged and un reached sections of the society. Ufc pioneering work identifies needs of present times and aims to take microfinance services to the next level of standardized practice through consorted efforts of all players. Service offers include knowledge exhange and networking (On-line networking and sharing, Media based communication, Events and Global Microfinance Impact Alliance), Business Analytics and Market Research, Institution Development and Mentoring and, Investment Support. ASA Initiative has been part of the Global Microfinance Conclave.    www.microfinanceconnect.com

BeBi Partners

European Union, ACP Countries Project a joint partnership with Department of Agriculture (DISA), University of Udine, Italy (Lead Partner), , University of Lome Togo, University of Cape Coast, Ghana and Nyaja University, Siera Leone,  CORD SL Sierra Leon, Sauve Flore Togo, and CNR Florence Italy. The Universities are on research stream.  ASA Initiative together with CORD SL and Sauve Flore are responsible for the technology transfer and the development of SMEs at the Regional Level.  (htt://bebiproject.uniud.it


Ghana Coalition of NGOs in Health
Ghana coalition of  NGOs in Health was initiated by WHO and Ministry of Health MOH (Ghana) to do advocacy and research to complement their efforts in health service delivery.  The coalition is the network/Umbrella of all the NGOs in health in Ghana. ASA Initiative is a member of the Coalition.


Association of Financial NGOs (ASSFIN) Under GHAMFIN
ASSFIN is the umbrella organization for all Financial Non Governmental Organizations (FNGOs) in Ghana. ASSIN is part of Ghana Microfinance Institutions Network (GHAMFIN), the overall of all microfinance Mother Organization. ASSFIN through GHAMFIN provides training and other support services to members. ASA Initiative has been an active member of the network.

Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) Informal Sector
The informal sector of SSNIT is responsible for the provision of Pension Schemes for the informal sector. ASA Initiative since 2009 has entered into collaborative agreement with SSNIT to provide sustainable future financial security for its registered clients through the SSNIT Informal Pension Scheme. Under the scheme clients could contribute any proportion of their gains from micro and small enterprises (after payment of their loan installment and all business expenses) into the scheme.  The benefits of the scheme are twofold. These include an opportunity for emergency cash withdrawal to meet pressing social needs and pension fund for retirement from active economic lives.  www.ssnit.com

Ghana Social Security and National Insurance Trust- Informal Sector (SSNIT)

SSNIT officer explaining issues to ASA Initiative clients at one loan repayment and SSNIT Pension contribution payment meetings.






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