Our Focus Areas
1.ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT:
Our entrepreneurial intervention seeks to support nature-based women-led community development projects and self-help initiatives that improve the lives of individuals and families through income generation and economic empowerment which aligns to the fulﬁlment of the Sustainable Development Goals 1 (No poverty) and Goal 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth).
WACEP Ghana entrepreneurship development program focuses on skills acquisition, vocational training, technical and managerial capacity strengthening in governance, ﬁnancial literacy, records keeping, marketing and inclusion as we tackle the rate of unemployment in rural deprived communities to increase job opportunities for youths as well as nurture women-led start-ups so as to accelerate individual and shared productivity.
We also build local capacities, leadership, communication and conflict resolution skills to foster local talents and potentials to empower communities, businesses and marginalized groups, so they can contribute to larger scale policy processes. By accessing the global leadership and knowledge market, individuals are able to use their local talents to diversify their incomes and improve their lives
2. ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE:
The commitment to improving sustainable environmental management of soil and water resources is central to our work. Our interventions are therefore geared towards ensuring environmental protection and capacity-building support to human activities that guarantees environmental stewardship and sustainability through natural resource regeneration. We also focus on Sustainable forms of agricultural land use and good agronomic practices in line with the sustainable development Goal 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production).
We are also aware that Climate change is the most pressing global issue of our time. How humans have historically lived, played, and dreamed is changing and the impact of climate change being felt in every issue facing humanity: health, finance, security, migration, water supply, sanitation, food security, agriculture, gender and several others. Therefore, we integrate the impact of climate change and mitigations into our programs; particularly in the management of water resources, intensity of severe weather, safety and security of women etc.
3. WATER SANITATION AND HYGIENE
WACEP Ghana is committed to ensuring that rural communities have access to potable drinking water within a distance of 30 meters through our partnership and collaboration with international development NGOs and partners. In line with the sustainable development Goal 6 (Clean water and sanitation), we also seek to facilitate awareness campaigns and education on Sanitation and Hygiene practices through CLTS activities in rural communities.
4. HEALTH AND EDUCATION
Our Health and Education interventions seek to facilitate better health care services, equal and quality education for the most vulnerable and marginalized groups in our society (such as women and girls) through advocacy and policy dialogue with duty bearers. This is in line with Goal 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing), 4 (Quality Education) and 5 (Gender Equality) of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Our health intervention seeks create awareness on Breast Cancer, Hepatitis, Malaria and Maternal and Child health focusing on rural underserved low-income and food deficit communities. Our awareness campaign is also targeted at influencing behaviour change communication and life-styles in the communities to ensure possible preventions for malaria and hepatitis as well as promote early detection/diagnosis and management/treatment of breast cancer including support in counselling and rehabilitation of victims. We believe that if individuals’ live healthy lives enjoy equal and quality education, then they will be empowered to lift themselves out of poverty and be productive members of the society.