Project Management

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Client: Ministry of Local Government Rural Development & Canadian International Development Agency

Title: Community Driven Initiatives for Food Security (CIFS)

Date: May 2004 - 2011
Brief Description

PDA provides the Capacity Development Specialist on this 6-year bilateral programme funded by CIDA and implemented through the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development. The overall goal of CIFS is to contribute to increased food security in northern Ghana through an approach that is environmentally, economically and socially sustainable. The purpose is to demonstrate that community-driven initiatives, implemented within the existing framework for district planning, are an effective and sustainable way of increasing food security in northern Ghana. The project covers 10 districts in the eastern corridor of the Northern Region and employs capacity building as a key strategy for implementation in a manner that enables learning across districts and ensures that lessons and experiences from one district inform the way activities are implemented in other districts.

Client: DFID Ghana

Title: Civil Society Rights and Voice Initiative (RAVI) [www.ravighana.org]
Date: October 2004 - September 2009

Brief Description

PDA is part of a consortium of four organisations, led by Action Aid International Ghana, responsible for managing this five-year programme which aims to enhance citizens’ engagement with the state with respect to social, political, economic, cultural and civil rights.PDA has particular responsibility for capacity building of grant partner organisations.

Client: International Cocoa Initiative

Title: "Yen Daakye" Programme with the International Cocoa Initiative [www.cocoainitiative.org]

Date: Nov 2004 - 2010

Brief Description

PDA is the Local Coordinating Agency for ICI in the implementation of the ‘Yen Daakye’ (‘our future’) Project. Yen Daakye is a programme of community driven initiatives for the elimination of the worst forms of child labour/forced labour in cocoa production and marketing, through a child-centred development strategy. The pilot programme will run for two years, ending in September/October 2006. This is being implemented in three districts in Ghana, namely New Edubiase in the Ashanti Region, and Daboase and Asankrangwa, both in the Western Region. The programme is being carried out by district-based Implementing Partners (NGOs), who carry out the work at the community and district levels. A PDA team comprising four District Facilitators, a Field Co-ordinator and a Community Technical Consultant supports them. (See Current Work…)