The Representative Council of Ghanaian Organizations in the Netherlands (RECOGIN) is an umbrella organization embracing about 48 Ghanaian Self-Organizations and churches. RECOGIN was registered with the Amsterdam Chamber of Commerce and inaugurated in 1993. It has since continued to develop the democratic instruments to strengthen its structure. Recogin owns the Ghanaian Community Foundation Netherlands (SGGN), which is the administrative arm of the RECOGIN Council.
Sources of Funding
The District Council of Amsterdam South-East is one of the sources of funding for Recogin. Other sources are through the implementation of projects and incidental activities. Funds, which are solicited from charity organizations and sponsors, have enabled Recogin to make significant progress in the fields of empowerment, capacity building, representation and network forming with relevant sub-groups. Recogin Associations also contribute to some special projects plan for the Ghanaian community and some of its vision to help the development of Ghana.
Empowerment and Capacity Building
Recogin sees itself as a champion of getting Ghanaian youth to educate, train and create sustainable job opportunities in the Netherlands. Through the Recogin Youth Chapter, Recogin is supporting the mobilization, stimulation and capacity building for all the Ghanaian youth in selected fields to emancipate our youth in sustainable activities that benefits them.