The Role of Civil Society in Promoting Good Governance in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities
Posted by Janice Scheckter on 14 December 2023, 10:30 SAST
Good governance is critical for the development and prosperity of any nation. In Africa, the role of civil society in promoting good governance has become increasingly important, given the challenges faced by many governments on the continent.
Source: Abraham Ename Minko Istanbul University – Turkey DOI: https://doi.org/10.47772/IJRISS.2023.70575 Received: 04 May 2023; Revised: 10 May 2023; Accepted: 13 May 2023; Published: 10 June 2023
This research paper explores the challenges and opportunities that civil society faces in promoting good governance in Africa. Using a qualitative approach, the study draws on existing literature and case studies to analyze the role of civil society in promoting good governance in Africa. The paper identifies the challenges facing civil society in Africa, such as limited resources, weak legal frameworks, and government hostility. Additionally, the study highlights the opportunities available for civil society to promote good governance, such as the use of social media and other forms of technology, international support, and partnership with the private sector. The study concludes that civil society has a crucial role to play in promoting good governance in Africa. However, to be effective, civil society organizations must overcome the challenges they face and take advantage of the opportunities available to them. This research paper provides recommendations for civil society organizations, governments, and international donors to support the efforts of civil society in promoting good governance in Africa.
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