EcoCare Ghana
"Making Forest and Natural Resources Policies Address the Needs of People"
ABOUT US
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Who we are:

EcoCare Ghana is a local non-governmental organization duly registered and licensed to operate since March 2018. EcoCare Ghana was formed by two well-established young and vibrant campaigners with over 20years combined experience in forest and natural resources advocacy and campaigns. 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.


Vision:

We seek an inclusive society, making people-centred decisions that reflect the development aspirations and the sustenance of the resource.


Mission:

To ensure that forest and natural resource policies respects rights of local communities, promotes development and safeguards the resources for posterity.


What we do:

We work to transform decision-making processes of forest and 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.

Our work is underpinned by core values and guiding principles which shape our rights-based approach and analysis of natural resources and environment decision making. We strive to work with communities and allied stakeholders in an empowering way to facilitate their meaningful participation in the decision making process which effect their well-being, their livelihoods and their and way of life.

Our values and principles are that the rights of people and communities to participate in decisions making processes should be respected at all times; that people and communities should have opportunities to pursue economic, social, cultural and political well-being without hindrance by the state; and that the use of natural resources should reflect the well-being of future generations.


How We Work:

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  • Knowledge Generation (Research and Studies)

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.

  • Productive Advocacy

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.

  • Capacity Development

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.

  • Networking and Constructive 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.


Our Values and Principles:

  • Evidence-based: All positions are based on research
  • Independence: We keep to our values rather than prosecute the agenda of funders
  • Diversity: We respect different cultures, race, religion, views and opinions
  • Collaborative: We network and engage with different actors from local to global
  • Dynamism: We promote innovation, creativity and new ways of doing things
  • Gender-mainstreaming: We provide equal opportunity and space for all
  • Youth empowerment: We believe in the youth and they should be supported to identify and define their purpose



OUR TEAM 







OBED OWUSU-ADDAI

(CAMPAIGNER & CO-FOUNDER)

email: obed@ecocareghana.org







JAMES ALFRED MENSAH

(COMMUNICATION CONSULTANT)

email: alfred@ecocareghana.org





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