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Susan Sabaa

Child Research and Resource...
Joined March 2021
Interests: Criminal Justice, Livelihoods, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
Susan Sabaa has worked for the past twenty-two years with and for children (especially vulnerable girls and boys) and young people in Ghana. She possesses skills in training and delivery of presentations at all levels; has undertaken a has experience in planning; implementing and coordinating development programmes/projects, has partnered with International Organisations as the local partner to carry out work in research (baseline, action research, assessments, reviews, evaluations, mappings) on child and youth protection and related matters, experience in community mobilisation for citizenship empowerment for child and youth protection. She has worked extensively in both rural and urban settings in the country, She led in the first ever training (1999-2000) in child rights and child rights programming in the country for over 100 NGOs and CBOs and some INGOs working on children and youth issues.

She was the national coordinator of the Ghana NGO Coalition on the rights of the child for close to 10 years where she coordinated the activities of over 100 child and youth-focused non-governmental organizations nation-wide on diverse issues and their gender perspectives across sectors (education, health, labour, protection, welfare, justice, rights). She has experience in project and programme management, research and advocacy on behalf of children/youth. Susan.
Since the end of work with the Ghana NGO Coalition on the Rights of the Child in 2007, she co-founded Child Research and Resource Centre(CRRECENT) and has done research work(commissioned by development partners) for special areas in child protection, early childhood development, violence against girls in school, juvenile justice, youth participation and empowerment, child labour in Ghana. She was the local partner to Institute of Education(London) to conduct a three year longitudinal study on violence against girls in school(2011-2013) in two deprived regions(Nanumba North and South), which delved into fundamental rights and child protection issues in education, barriers and solutions across levels and layers in policy and programmatic interventions. She led, as a local partner to Child Frontiers(2010), in child rights situational analysis and mapping of gaps in sectors where children’s issues can be located in Ghana. She partnered Mathematica Policy Research Inc. of the USA to evaluate UNICEF Ghana/Government of Netherlands Cooperation Programme in Early Childhood Development in Ghana(2010). She led the Technical Working Group to conduct Situational Analysis on Early Childhood Development in Ghana for Scaling up KG education (2011). She served on the National Early Childhood Coordinating Committee ( 2005-2014). She partnered the Department of Social Welfare (2007-2009) to train managers of residential homes in Early Childhood Care. Has worked in the Ghanaian school environment, rural and urban communities on issues that impact on children and youth and their gender perspective

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