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Reacting to Early Warning and Response Data in West Africa (REWARD)

Under the auspices of the USAID/REWARD initiative and managed by CREATIVE Associates, RAINS implemented the Promoting Peaceful Elections (PROPEL) project over a one-year timeframe (September 2016 to January 2017) and across an election cycle of Ghana.

This project facilitated young people to ensure the fostering and maintenance of peace in Northern Ghana by curbing the occurrence and their involvement in violent incidences in 4 selected ‘hotspots’ constituencies.

The purpose of REWARD was to mobilize women and youth leaders and build their capacity to undertake civic education and awareness-raising, increasing the participation of civil society groups and strengthening coordination among key electoral stakeholders in selected hotspots of election-related violence. 

The project targeted 1,800 direct beneficiaries and over 2 million indirect beneficiaries in Northern Region

PROPEL achieved the following:

  • Improved capacity of women and youth groups to support peaceful and credible elections in selected constituencies of the northern region
  • Increased participation of civil society groups in promoting peaceful and credible electoral processes in selected constituencies in the Northern region
  • Enhanced coordination between the Election Commission, Election Taskforces, Political Parties and other critical electoral stakeholders in selected constituencies to manage peaceful elections processes

Key Partners


CREATIVE Associates

National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE)

Electoral Commission

Ghana Police Service

Traditional Authorities

Youth Groups