What We Do

Center for Strategy and Governance Innovation (CeSGI) is an interdisciplinary Ghana-based think tank that applies integrated methodologies of knowledge formation to generate holistic and innovative solutions to governance challenges in Ghana and African countries. Integrating ideas for innovative policy development is the hallmark of CeSGI.

In the regard, policy experts at CeSGI focus on:

  1. Strategizing: including providing strategic advice on foreign policy, security and defence; national and local elections; education; agriculture; trade and investment; health and social care; land and property law; and the environment.
  2. Governance innovation: including developing and sharing ideas, and advocating policies at different levels of engagement of the government in local, national, and international arenas. Exploring the challenges and opportunities of modern information and communication technologies and how it could impact directly and positively on governmental programs, and the lives of the citizenry, and with the view to improving the application and delivery of ICTs in the Ghanaian society. Using an interdisciplinary and integrative research and analysis of issues and finding unique approaches to addressing societal development challenges.

At CeSGI, we live by our slogan of Generating innovative strategies for prosperity.   

 


 

Mission Statement:

Center for Strategy and Governance Innovation (CeSGI) is a public policy advocacy group dedicated to the pursuit of innovative and pragmatic solutions that secure for ourselves and posterity the blessings of liberty, equality of opportunity and prosperity.

 


Vision Statement:

Center for Strategy and Governance Innovation (CeSGI), through its engagement with the government and private sector seeks to advocate and disseminate innovative market-led policies that tackle the core challenges of society, and create economic opportunities while maintaining human rights protection for all.  

  


CeSGI is a public policy advocacy group dedicated to the pursuit of innovative and pragmatic solutions that secure for ourselves and posterity the blessings of liberty, equality of opportunity and prosperity.

 

CeSGI, through its engagement with the government and private sector seeks to advocate and disseminate innovative market-led policies that tackle the core challenges of society, and create economic opportunity while maintaining human rights protection for all.

 

CeSGI is a non-profit policy advocacy center of excellence that draws on the expertise of a wide range of academics, technocrats, and politicians who believe in the ideals of market pragmatism and not just dogmatism to develop political, social and economic ideas and policies to advance the cause of Ghana and Africa as a whole. CeSGI exists to mobilize expertise and ideas and adopt innovative ways to advocate and influence the policy making process, as well as assist in achieving the overall developmental objectives of the Ghanaian government and African countries. In that light, inasmuch as CeSGI prides itself with sharing in the liberal capitalist ideology, it is aware of the peculiar developmental and security challenges of the Ghanaian society and Africa at large. As noted earlier, pragmatism and commonsensical approach to problem solving strongly underscore the activities of CeSGI with the ultimate aim of influencing policy and pushing for change in governance approaches through the sharing of ideas and building of networks with local and international partners who have a stake in Ghana and Africa’s development.

 

The quest for innovation in governance and cutting-edge strategies will be grounded in an interdisciplinary approach to policy formulation and push for a-whole-of-the-government approach to addressing governance challenges in Ghana. This is where CeSGI will seek to make a difference in Ghana and Africa. Its innovative ideas and approaches to governance will be the brainchild of experts from diverse academic and professional backgrounds who will constantly engage in complex analyses of societal problems and challenges and proffer ideas and solutions to governmental, international and non-governmental organizations who are directly or indirectly involved in the political, social and economic development of Ghana and Africa.

 

As the think tank of choice, CeSGI seeks to attract a high caliber of resident academics, professionals (including technocrats) and former political leaders, especially, presidents, MPs and Ministers with different political and ideological persuasions who are united by a common purpose of developing innovative policies and sharing ideas for the sociopolitical and economic development of Ghana. Accordingly, in addition to the normal organization structure of the think tank as outlined below, the committee proposes the establishment of two positions of excellence—Resident Personality of Excellence and Resident Technocrat of Excellence.

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