In Accra, 39 people, representing Ghanaian academics, trade unions, informal workers associations (IWOs), government and NGOs, convened for one day to conduct a self-assessment of the Strategic Actors research project ‘The Political Leverage of Informal Workers Organizations; the cases of Ghana and Benin’. The workshop was a country level meeting, a similar workshop will be held in Benin. The set-up of the workshop was informal, people sitting around tables and the Chair of the Day walking around, to encourage discussion among the participants. Participants could speak their own Ghanaian languages, so all participants could easily follow the lively discussion and many of them stood up to express their thoughts and raise issues.
C. Bonner and D. Spooner