|Ghana Not Making Maximum Use Of REFLECT In Spite Of Success Stories|
|Wednesday, 12 September 2012 09:03|
In spite of the many great success stories of the REFLECT methodology in achieving developmental goals globally, Ghana is still not making the maximum use of the concept.
Mrs Millicent Akoto, National Coordinator, Pamoja Ghana Reflect Network, told the Ghana News Agency that the methodology, introduced in Ghana in 1997, could be used even by policy makers, especially members of Parliament to achieve the best solutions on critical issues in their constituencies.
REFLECT acts as a catalyst for local development based on people’s own agenda and the goals and aspirations of the Freirean philosophy, using Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) tools like maps, calendars, matrices and diagrams. The graphics are based on the environment within which discussions are conducted.
She said Pamoja was working hard to create the needed awareness for development workers including district assemblies, members of parliament, and other policy makers to start making the use of REFLECT in seeking solutions to developmental problems and needs.
At a day’s orientation workshop in Accra to showcase some achievements of the Methodology in various aspects of people’s lives, she said, the media stood in a better position to promote the use of REFLECT in achieving sustainable social development.
Pamoja Ghana Reflect Network is a network of youth and adult education practitioners who use mainly ‘Reflect’ and other participatory methods for literacy and development work.
ActionAid international developed REFLECT in the 1990s through pilot projects in Bangladesh, Uganda and EL Salvador, and is now used by over 500 organisations in over 70 countries worldwide.