IMANI's response on Trade Related Aspects of Intelletual Property Rights (TRIPS)
April 2008In early March of 2008, the National Coordinator of the Ghana National Drugs Programme in consultation with The Ministry of Health ,Access to Medicines Initiative Advisory Committee, UK department for International Development and the World Health Organisation asked IMANI to make suggestions on the administrative guidelines for using the TRIPs flexibilities for government use.
Please see IMANI's response here..
Making very positive local impact
Making sound policy arguments
As a contributor to the Civil Society Report on Intellectual Property Rights on Global Health care published in May 2006, Imani made the point to the World Health Organization that access to medicines are not the problem, but overall economic development and its attendants skilled professionals in the health sector is the way to go.
IMANI's Alcohol Policy Work in the Ghanaian State-Owned Media
Develop National Alcohol Policy - Policy Management Expert
How (Not) to Plunder a Nation!
Saturday, November 3, 2007
The Quest for National Sobriety
Friday, April 14, 2007
Please lift the ban on Alchoholic advertisements
Thursday, August 30, 2007
IMANI Wins Alcohol Advertisement Policy Battle
Following recent media, as well as roundtable discussion on advertisement
alcoholic beverages generated by IMANI and the Ghanaian Food and Drugs
Board, Franklin Cudjoe and the F&D Board, successfully wrote, signed and
executed a press release lifting the ban on alcoholic beverage
advertisements on Friday, October 19 2007. Franklin has since been
interviewed by major media houses on how IMANI helped achieved this feat.
Imani joins other reality-based think tanks that pressurized the World Health Organization to lift the ban on DDT in the fight against Malaria
Monday, September 25, 2006
John Templeton Prize for IMANIIMANI is the only think tank to have been awarded the John Templeton Prize twice in Africa for Advancing Freedom.
This year, IMANI was the sole recipient in Africa of the Antony & Dorian Fisher Award (Out of 180 think-tanks globally) that recognise thinkanks playing a crucial role to ensure that public policy debates are not dominated by government insiders.
A judge on the Templeton Prize awarded to IMANI commented, "I give them [IMANI] the highest points for being most specific and rigorous in applying free-market solutions to an array of complex social problems. Their submission shows the importance of using rigorously derived, quantifiable research outputs to gain credibility in shaping the policy debate. Crisp, clear, compelling data is the most useful tool to provide to any media outlet, and it's easy for the media to use, without interpretation."
Atlas Fisher Venture Grant Awarded to IMANI
March 25, 2008 - The Atlas Economic Research Foundation announced fisherthat IMANI Center for Policy and Education (Accra, Ghana) is the only African think tank among its first class of recipients of Dorian & Antony Fisher Venture Grants. More than 180 think tanks competed for the grants in this program, but only nine were selected to receive up to $100,000 from Atlas over the next three years. Franklin Cudjoe, the founding director of IMANI Center for Policy and Education, remarked: "Receiving this grant from the Atlas Economic Research Foundation is another great vindication of the important work IMANI began 3 years ago. We are determined to see that public policy debate in Ghana and West Africa involve students who should be informed by principled, non-partisan viewpoints." Read more