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Project to Support Livestock Mobility for Better Access to Resources and Markets in West Africa (PAMOBARMA)

Funded by the Acting for Life


The Project to Support Livestock Mobility for Better Access to Resources and Markets in West Africa (PAMOBARMA) is the component 3 of the Regional Dialogue and Investment Project for Pastoralism and Transhumance in the Sahel and Coastal Countries of West Africa (PREDIP). The global objective of PAMOBARMA is to protect the mobility of herds and their access to pastoral resources and markets.

Key results:

  • Result 1: Agropastoralist and pastoralist organisations, local authorities and technical services of the State co-develop cross-border pastoral plans using their shared knowledge of the challenges facing agropastoralism at the local and cross-border level.

  • Result 2: Improved production and marketing capacities of agropastoral farmers.

  • Result 3: Consistent and long-lasting development of the sector is ensured at the level of each strategic cross-border territory.

People’s Choice Project (PCP)

Funded by the STAR Ghana


The Partnership for inclusive and credible 2020 elections (PACI) was implementing the People’s Choice Project (PCP), with GDCA as the lead organization in five administrative Districts of the Northern Region of Ghana namely; Saboba, Karga, Mion and Kumbungu Districts and Savelugu Municipal Assembly. The project implementation started from 1st of December 2019. The project had a fifteen-month project period, ending on 28th February 2021. The PCP had an overall aim of ensuring that voting during the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections was based on informed choices in the five administrative Districts. In so doing, the PCP was seeking to influence the voting decisions using the manifestos of political parties as basis at both Constituency and National levels. This was being achieved through the use of a mixture of strategies and activities since the commencement of the project in December 2019.

Baobab Initiative on Social Accountability on government’s response to COVID-19 (BISA) Project

Funded by the STAR Ghana


The project aimed to support the awareness on and the effective implementation of government's relief packages for Micro, Medium and Small-Scale Enterprises (MSMEs) during the COVID-19 pandemic. To do so, it fostered the monitoring of government response by the citizens themselves through social accountability.

Key activities:

  • Sensitization or awareness creation forums on the project.

  • Training of citizens and citizens groups on social accountability.

  • Use the scorecard methodology to assess government response to COVID-19 MSMEs in Northern Ghana.

  • Facilitate citizens engagement with state actors using town hall meetings, interface meetings etc

  • Disseminate results generated at the local level for advocacy at local and national levels.

  • Link with national level organizations such SEND-Ghana, Private Enterprise Foundation (PEF), and other like-minded organizations for national level advocacy.

  • Organize a regional convening on government’s response to COVID-19

  • Collaborate with SEND Ghana to hold regional dissemination and engagement sessions on key issues from studies.

EVA project

Funded by the European Union


EVA was a capacity building project aiming at giving 7 organizations the skills to reach the standards and procedures to apply for certification to host EU Aid volunteers, by introducing new methods and skills in the field of humanitarian aid and volunteer management. It was held both in Italy and Ghana.

Key results:

  • Improvement and strengthening of the capacities of GDCA to manage volunteers

  • Transfer of these capacities to our network

  • Obtention of the EUAV certification, now converted in the European Solidarity Corps certification

Ghana's Strengthening Accountability Mechanisms (GSAM)

Funded by USAID


The GSAM project sought to strengthen citizen’s oversight of capital Development projects and improve local government transparency, accountability and performance. The main implementation strategies were social monitoring of capital projects, public information campaigns, Civil Society Capacity building and the use of (social) technology E-platform.

Key results:

  1. GDCA has facilitated citizen-led processes in the monitoring of capital development projects in the Kpandai and East Gonja Districts of the Northern Region. More than 2,000 citizens in both Districts have acquired knowledge and skills in the monitoring of capital projects in their communities including project initiation, execution and assessing project benefits.

  2. The citizens have undertaken monitoring of capital projects using community scorecard approach to generate information on the performance of the DAs in capital development projects.

  3. On the other hand DAs have provided citizens with information regarding project initiation, planning, procurement of contractors and execution of capital projects.

  4. An on-going dialogue has been established between citizens and DAs and other service providers on their performance in execution of capital projects and the project benefits to the citizens.


Strengthening Community Participation in Elections (SCOPE)

Funded by STAR-Ghana

Funded by STAR-Ghana through NORSAAC/ILGS/NCCE/GDCA Alliance

GH¢ 35,000

April to december 2016

Key results

  • Voters in project area acquire improved voting skill to reduce number of rejected ballots

  • CBOs have observed elections to improve quality of elections

Modeling Participatory Governance in Ghana

Funded by STAR-Ghana

January to December 2014 ​

GH¢ 124,418

Key results:

  • Capacities of youth, women and PWD groups enhanced to prepared action plans for presenting to MMDAs

  • Inputs from groups incorporated in MMDA Medium-term Plans

GDCA Sustainability Project

Funded by STAR-Ghana

January to December 2014

GH¢ 205,450

Key results

  • Capacities of Board and Management enhanced in strategic management

  • Resource Mobilisation strategy developed

  • Resource Mobilization Committee established

  • Alliances and coalition building strengthened

Supporting Women’s Participation in Elections in Northern Region

Funded by EU

June 2010 to September 2013

EUR 264,000

Key results

  • 90 women profiled and enhanced capacities to stand for local elections.

  • Enhanced skills of women aspirants to campaign and canvas for votes

CBO Empowerment Project I and II

Funded by Ghana Friends/Danida

2004 to 2009

USD 250,000

Key results

  • CBO Network established in 19 Districts

  • 600 CBOs capacities to engage local authorities improved

Community Empowerment for participation in natural resources and environmental governance

Funded by Kasa/CARE International

January to December 2009

GH¢ 50,000

Key results:

  • Documentation of practices with sand and gravel mining

  • Community Action plans and engagement with MMDAs for reclamation of degraded lands from sand and gravel mining

  • Communities engage chiefs and local leaders on management of natural resources

Enhancing community participation in oil and gas governance

Funded by Ghana Research and Advocacy Programme (G-RAP)

January to December 2009

USD 50,000

Key results:

  • Awareness of communities on discovery of oil gas in Northern Ghana enhanced

  • Communities contribute to debates on the development of oil and gas policies and legislation

  • Communities prepare action plans to engage MMDAs for development projects in their communities

Enhanced capacities of local organizations and NGOs for political and social development

Rights and Voice Initiative (RAVI)

2006 - 2008

USD 150,000

Key results

  • Capacities of ten CBOs and local NGOs enhanced to initiate and lead community development efforts

  • Capacities of ten CBOs and local organizations in basic organizational processes and systems improved

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