Client: Sustainable Tree Crops Program (STCP)/IITA
Date:April 2011- November 2011
Brief Description:Introduction of Cocoa Certification
PDA introduced cocoa certification to 27 Farmer Associations and re-structured 29 others through participatory dialogue and sensitization under the EU/CSSP 2 in the 8 districts of Ashanti and Western region. PDA linked the 27 farmer organisations to input suppliers and kept contact with the 29 Farmer Associations which had challenges in their organizational development with a view of soliciting resources to support them in future.
Client: Ghana Community Radio Network (GCRN)
Date: April 2009- October 2010
Brief Description: GCRN Community Radio Project
Supported by UNDEF, Ghana Community Radio Network sought to double the number of community radio stations in Ghana, thus giving voice to the marginalised in society. PDA, as a partner and together with GCRN, facilitated the establishment of 10 community radio stations in 10 districts in the Ashanti and Western Regions of which 5 are in the Oil and Gas Districts in the Western Region. Activities under the process included training representatives of listening communities and district stakeholders in Community Radio Participatory Research and Design. PDA provided technical support to district coordinating committees who were in charge of implementing the project in proposal writing, fund raising strategies, the conduct of effective meetings. PDA and GCRN also supported the communities in the development of frequency applications and advocacy to the national regulatory authority for approval.
Date: March 2009 -April 2010
Brief Description: Supported with Recruitment of Key CENSUDI Staff
Assisted CENSUDI to identify, recruit and orientate its key senior management staff that was needed to consolidate its development.
Client: Sustainable Tree Crops Program (STCP)/IITA
Date: December 2008-June 2010
This was an initiative by the Sustainable Tree Crops Program (STCP), a public-private partnership that aimed to improve the socio-economic well-being of smallholder tree crop farmers in West and Central Africa. The project, which was implemented in two districts- namely the Adansi South and Sekyere East in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, trained farmers in Integrated Crop and Pest management (ICPM) practices using the Farmer Field School (FFS) methodology.
Client:BUSAC Fund, ANCOPLFS,SEDASSI,BINCA,WAG-Tafo/Pankrono
Date: August 2007-2009
Brief Description :Implementation of Advocacy Proposals of four Business Associations
- Birim North Chainsaw Operators Association advocating for a review of the ban on chainsaw lumberring
- Sekyere East ASSI advocating for improved system of income tax collection for the informal sector
- Poultry and Livestock Farmers Association in the Atwima Nwagiagya District advocating for quality feed on the market
- Tafo Wood workers Association advocating for improved quantity and quality of wood in the local market
Client: Ministry of Local Government Rural Development & Canadian International Developement Agency (CIDA)
Date: May 2004
Brief Description:Community Driven Initiatives for Food Security (CIFS)
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.
Date: December 2002 - 2004
Brief Description:Formative Monitoring and Evaluation
PDA provided a staff for a four-person monitoring and evaluation team which met annually to review and support the work of Ibis’ Organisation Capacity Building programme.
Client: Ghana Network for Participatory Development (gNETPAD)
Brief Description:Network Formation and support
Initiated the formation of gNETPAD in September 2001 and currently hosting the secretariat.
Open Space Technology
Organised a series of five national events to mark the inauguration of the network, including a video and publication to share the ideas and themes that emanated from them. The events included a GTV interview with Robert Chambers and two gNETPAD members; three open space discussions on ‘Participation and Local Government’, formal inauguration of the Network by the Northern Regional Minister at the time, Mr. Ernest Debrah; and a round table meeting with donor and INGOs to share the findings of the open space discussions.
Client:Save the Children ( Ghana Country Programme)
Date:2000 - 2003
Brief Description:Consultant to Save the Children (Ghana Country Programme)
Assisting the development of the Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights by facilitating concept paper, stakeholder consultation, and group discussion processes.