|Name of Applicant :||General Agricultural Workers Union (GAWU) of TUC|
|Title of Action :||World trade advocacy skills for self-employed Rural Workers|
|Geographical Area :||Greater Accra, Ashanti, Brong-Ahafo|
|Action ID :||# 0-17|
|Action Score :||73%|
|Total cost of Action :||¢247,663,350|
|BUSAC's % of Total cost :||90%|
|Self Financed :||10%|
|Action Duration :||5 months|
|Support from Outreach Facility :||¢-|
|Summary of the proposed Action :||The need for the action
The rural workers of Ghana are most often self-employed, living on the brink of severe poverty and dwelling in remote areas. But they are not the ones discussing their own problems at WTO and other International bodies, and therefore there is the need to bridge the knowledge gap between highly technical international trade issues and the rural producers themselves; and to create a feedback mechanism for national and international policy and advocacy.
The proposed solution to the identified need
The implementation plan
Rural Workers’ will be exposed to international trade issues and become aware of the impacts on their livelihoods. They will be able to confidently participate at trade seminars and conferences and be part of the National cadre core of trade advocates.