This program works with 53 community-based organizations in northern Ghana to address causes of hunger and poverty in 104 villages with a total population of over 150,000.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Despite a recent shift towards a more democratic government, the resource poor Upper East Region has not developed a strong civil society as a basis for rural development. Over 80% of the population work as subsistence farmers and are vulnerable to periodic drought and increasing pressure on arable land. Viable community organizations are critical for effective, sustainable initiatives to enhance livelihood security. Such organizations also play an important advocacy role
How will this project solve this problem?
Training to strengthen the capacity of leaders and members of the associations to manage their self-help efforts to undertake food security and livelihood activities.
Potential Long Term Impact
Build strong community associations capable of addressing the priority needs of members by negotiating their interests and building alliances with other civil society organizations to influence local policy and promote community development.
Total Funding Received to Date: $250
Funding Policy: subsidized/guaranteed
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $250 as of May 12, 2004. The original project funding goal was $20,000.