Project Management

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Client: Department For International Development (DFID) UK

Title: Civil Society Strengthening Facility (CSF) [www.frr.co.uk]

Date: November 2003 - September 2006

Brief Description

PDA provided the Team Leader for this pilot project which was meant to encourage greater involvement of civil society in forestry policy decisions. Working with FRR in the UK, PDA had in-country management responsibility for CSF, providing support to a Fund Administrator, which hosts the CSF Coordinator. The facility targeted grassroots organisations within three Forest Districts in Ghana – Kade, Sunyani, Asankragua - to mobilise marginalised groups to be better able to represent their interests through capacity building in advocacy, negotiation, communication and lobbying skills. It also focuses on improving accountability and transparency in the forest sector within government, industry and civil society.