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Beneficial ownership disclosure for investigative reporting and data-driven advocacy in Ghana

  • 21 – 24 February 2022

The workshop aims to bring together CSOs and journalists to raise awareness on the existence and importance of quality and timely beneficial ownership data, and share skills, tools and methodologies to analyse and use this data. The rationale is to strengthen capacity amongst these groups to analyse and utilise beneficial ownership data to improve natural resources advocacy and governance in Ghana.

The workshop is organised by the Opening Extractives programme, jointly delivered by the Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and Open Ownership, in collaboration with Ghana’s Registrar General’s Department and the Ghana Opening Extractives National Steering Committee. The session is facilitated by Investigative Journalists Emmanuel Dogbevi, NewsBridge Africa and ICIJ and  Manasseh Azure Awuni, The Fourth Estate, Ghana.


  • Day 1 (Feb 21): Introduction to the concept of Beneficial Ownership Disclosure
  • Day 2 (Feb 22): Understanding complex and opaque ownership structures and Ghana’s efforts towards beneficial ownership transparency
  • Day 3 (Feb 23): Accessing and using beneficial ownership data 
  • Day 4 (Feb 24): Towards successful research proposals: pilot projects to use beneficial ownership data 


Infographics summarising discussions on beneficial ownership transparency, techniques for investigative journalism and data-driven research/advocacy in Ghana.