Who we are
EcoCare Ghana is a rights-based campaign and advocacy organization duly registered and licensed to operate as a local non-governmental organization. We focus on policy and practises around community rights and forests, and how it relates to development, climate change, wildlife conservation, agriculture and other land-use options. We seek to positively impact the livelihoods of resource communities for them to meaningfully contribute and equitably benefit and develop from resource use.
We want to see transformed and well-to-do communities protecting resources and contributing to national development. We are driven by the zeal and enthusiasm to ensure that NRE policies address the need of local people. EcoCare Ghana seeks to build strategic partnerships with like-minded local and international organizations that share our principles and values. We operate as a flat organization with open-door policy that promote gender-mainstreaming and equal opportunities for all; irrespective of race, religion or sex.
To ensure that forest and natural resource policies respects rights of local communities, promotes development and safeguards the resources for posterity.
We seek an inclusive society, making people-centred decisions that reflect the development aspirations and the sustainance of the resource.
What we do
We work to transform decision-making processes of natural resources so that resource owners obtain fairer benefit from their inheritance. EcoCare Ghana aims to create space through constructive citizen mobilization for the participation of local communities and other stakeholders in decision making processes on natural resources and environment. We work to support and enhance their contributions to those processes and strengthen mechanisms that will ensure that the decisions made are people-centred and reflect the voices of the people.
How we work
Knowledge generation through action research and studies are at the core of our work. We believe productive advocacy is hinged on evidence and ironclad information which is generated through research and studies.
Empowering stakeholders through capacity development and awareness creation is vital to the work that we do at EcoCare Ghana. Providing information and showing how to use that information is critical to community empowerment and development. We believe that it’s better to develop the capacity of local communities and stakeholders so that they can stand-up for themselves than always being their walking stick.
EcoCare Ghana believes that ordinary citizens can change the course of history if we are committed to our purpose. Productive advocacy which is people-centred and based on evidence and action research are at the core of what we do. We provide the tools and create the opportunity for communities and citizens to stand-up for their rights around natural resources and environment.
Networking and Citizen Mobilization
At EcoCare Ghana, we believe in working with like-minded citizens and stakeholders who share in our vision and values. We also believe that to make long lasting impact it’s better to network and undertake constructive citizen mobilization. It is our firm conviction that strategic collaboration and partnership is key to influencing natural resource and environment policies.
Meet Our Team
Patience Padikie Olesu-Adjei
James Alfred Mensah
Communications and M&E Officer