Client: Ministry of Local Government Rural Development & Canadian International Developement Agency (CIDA)
Date: May 2004 - Oct 2010
Brief Description: Community Driven Initiatives for Food Security (CIFS)
PDA provided the Capacity Development Specialist for this 6-year bilateral programme funded by CIDA and implemented through the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development. The overall goal of CIFS was to contribute to increased food security in northern Ghana through an approach that was environmentally, economically and socially sustainable. The purpose was 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 covered 10 districts in the eastern corridor of the Northern Region and employed capacity building as a key strategy for implementation in a manner that enabled learning across districts and ensured that lessons and experiences from one district informed the way activities were implemented in other districts.