Mpuntusem is a multi-media documentation, research and advocacy organization based in Accra. The word mpuntusεm originates from two Fante words; mpuntu which means development, progress and/or wellbeing and sεm (asεm/nsεm) which literally means stories or issues. Thus, Mpuntusεm Foundation serves as a development communication NGO which documents and implements impactful/ significant change narratives.
There are many multimedia organizations operating in Ghana. However, Mpuntusem uniquely stands out as a non-profit Pan African development communication NGO. We have successfully executed multimedia advocacy projects for OXFAM offices in Ghana, Kenya and Zambia. Other communication projects that have recently been completed include documentation for the Ghana Statistical Service, Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC), CARE Ghana, Wacam, Friends of the Nation (FON), STAR-Ghana, Africa Centre for Parliamentary Affairs (ACEPA), GOIL Ghana Limited and the University of Edinburgh Alumni Network in Ghana. In 2019, Mpuntusem collaborated with the Communications department of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa to provide coverage of the AU Summit, live streaming events for viewers across the continent.
The organization is spearheading data communication for development through its 1-year Hewlett Foundation funded project (in collaboration with the Ghana Statistical Service) to document Ghana’s Data Ecosystem Journey. In addition, it provides multimedia coverage for the Data for Accountability Project (DAP) which is being implemented by ACEPA, Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) and INASP in support of the Parliament of Ghana and funded by Hewlett Foundation.
SOME KEY ASSIGNMENTS UNDERTAKEN
Recent key assignments undertaken and successes are as follows;