Supporting Community Development in Northern Ghana

by POSCOM

Summary

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.
$250
total raised
3
donors
0
monthly donors
13
years active

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

Solution

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.

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.wn.org/​aboutwn.asp
Background on northern Ghana
More about the POSCOM Program
Approach for strengthening civil society
FAQ about World Neighbors

Organization Information

POSCOM

Location: Bolgatenga - Ghana
POSCOM

Funded Project!

Thanks to 3 donors like you, a total of $250 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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