Feed the Future Resilience in Northern Ghana (RING II) Systems Strengthening Activity
The Feed the Future Resilience in Northern Ghana (RING II) – System Strengthening activity will strengthen service delivery systems to attain measurable improvements in the nutrition and resilience of vulnerable populations in northern Ghana, particularly for reproductive-aged women and children under five years old.
GDCA is one of three local partners in the project consortium and has signed a subcontract with the Pime Contractor of the project, Abt Associates of USA, to lead the citizens' engagement and social accountability actions in the project.
Objectives of the project
1) Local governments plan, finance, and deliver services that respond to the population’s needs;
2) Local government, non-governmental, and private entities collectively implement solutions to attain measurable improvements in nutrition and resilience, and;
3) Citizens influence local service delivery to respond to their needs.
Over five years, across the 17 Zones of Influence in the Northern, Upper West, North East, and Upper East regions of Ghana, RING II will improve the nutritional status and resilience of vulnerable populations through the health; agriculture; water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH); and education sectors by enhancing local governance systems, optimizing resources to catalyze greater access to social services, and transforming the capacities of institutions to scale service delivery. The activity will include a grants program that will catalyze investment, expand sustainable multisectoral nutrition and resilience programming, and mobilize communities to demand quality services and participate in local planning processes in northern Ghana.
GDCA will contribute to the achievement of project’s goals through support and leadership of mainly Objective 3 activities: Citizens influence local service delivery to respond to their needs. The activities will include the following:
Lead the implementation of specific strategies to engage citizens and mobilize communities through implementation of integrated capacity building and mentorship across all zones of intervention;
Lead the implementation of specific strategies to strengthen committees to increase citizen participation in planning/budgeting, resource management oversight, transparency, and social accountability through implementation of integrated capacity building and mentorship;
Take primary responsibility for meeting the annual and life-of-project targets for activities implying citizens trainings and engagement;
Provide short-term technical assistance to advise on effective community mobilization and citizen engagement strategies and approaches.
Contribute to the development of monitoring deliverables and other reports as requested by the Chief of Party.
As part of the contract with the prime contractor, Abt Associates, GDCA has deployed staff to the project at the Tamale Main Office (Citizens Engagement Lead), and Citizens Engagement and GESI Specialists for Northern, Upper-East/North East, and Upper West regional offices to be able to accomplish its deliverables.
This project is funded by