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Title: Non governmental organisations and community enablement for development in Northern Region: a case study of Saboba/Chereponi District
Authors: Ayangba, Abaane Robert
Issue Date: 10-Nov-2005
Series/Report no.: 3896;
Abstract: The cardinal concern of many development actors over the years has been how to build the capacity of deprived rural communities so as to make them play a more effective role in spearheading their own development processes. In 1988 the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements first enunciated the ‘enabling’ approach of government in its Global strategy for shelter to year 2000. The approach refers to policies and practices, which enable other actors particularly, deprived rural communities to make the most effective contribution towards solving their own problems. In the last two decades, many international NGOs have established themselves as key development actors in the entire country, but particularly in the three Northern Regions. Many of these organizations including Action Aid International Ghana have adopted the “enabling” development approaches intended to empower rural communities to significantly drive their own development. A case study of the activities of Action Aid in community driven development in the Saboba/Chereponi District of the Northern Region has shown that though the organization has contributed to some degree of enablement of the communities, a lot still remains to be done. To effectively contribute to the community enabling process initiated, a number of recommendations have been made and discussed. These include: basing Action Aid’s advocacy and alliance building activities primarily at the grassroots; intensification of their partnerships at the grassroots; the need to address the symptoms of poverty even though they have shifted focus; and working towards achieving synergy in the collective objectives of the respective development agencies in the region.
Description: A Thesis submitted to the School of Graduate Studies Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in Partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the degree of Master of Science in Development Planning and Management, 2005
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1729
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