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
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.
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.
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