Change Agents: Applying Cross-Sector Collaboration from Case Creative on Vimeo.

This video, submitted in the CUGH 2018 video competition, details the cross-sector collaboration model being pioneered in Old Fadama, the largest urban slum in Accra, Ghana.

The cross-sector collaboration formed in February 2015 between the city and the Old Fadama community to address complex challenges such as lack of sanitation,adequate housing, and education. In this video, stakeholders discuss the cross-sector collaboration model and demonstrate our innovative stakeholder platform, which allows the government to work with transparency and provide a voice for citizens to take part in resolving challenges that affect them.

The stakeholders created a sanitation plan, securing funding and permitting for community latrines in Old Fadama. The plan was adopted by local businesses, freeing up the stakeholders to create a new strategy. While still in its infancy, this video demonstrates the strength and scalability of the cross-sector collaboration model to address systemic issues in global health.

Craig Zelizer

Craig Zelizer

Dr. Craig Zelizer is the Founder of PCDN.global, which connects a global community of changemakers to the tools, community and opportunities to build careers of impact and scale change. He has strong experience in the development sector, academia and social entrepreneurship. From 2005 to 2016 he served as a professor in the Conflict Resolution program at Georgetown University (where he still teaches). He has led trainings, workshops and consultancies in over 20 countries organizations including with USIP, USAID, CRS, Rotary International and others. Craig is a recognized leader in the social sector field. He has received several awards including George Mason’s School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution’s alumni of the year award and an alumni career achievement award from Central European University. Dr. Zelizer spent two years in Hungary as Fulbright Scholar and was a Boren Fellow in Bosnia. He has published widely on peacebuilding, entrepreneurship, and innovation in higher education.
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