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Alliance for Empowering Rural Communities

Tema, Ghana
Joined December 2020

Alliance for Empowering Rural Communities (AERC), is an NGO committed to empowering local communities to develop innovative solutions for the developmental Challenges.

Presence in: Ghana
Focus: Economic Empowerment, Education, Environmental Justice, Land & Natural Resources

Alliance for Empowering Rural Communities (AERC), is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation committed to empowering local communities to develop innovative solutions for the developmental challenges in Ghana and Africa.  Through empowerment programmes, training, research, advocacy and community development in the areas of environment and community based natural resource governance and rural development, local communities are able to build resilience and adapt to the changes in developmental situations in the country.

The mission of Alliance for Empowering Rural Communities is to empower to local communities to build resilience to changing global crisis and adapt local actions to achieve sustainable development.

Our vision is to see empowered communities with enhanced capacities to address community challenges with developed potentials for self-reliance.

Our objectives is as follows;

  1. To facilitate the engagement of local communities with engagement tools to help build broad-based inclusive support for policy improvements.
  2. To mobilize communities and empower them to address their development challenges to improve the wellbeing of its people.
  3. To promote active participation of local communities in stimulating an all-inclusive equitable sustainable development.
  4. To support the transformation of vulnerable people and communities through integrated community development approaches to sustainable development.

Our thematic areas of operation are as follows;

Environment and Natural Resource Governance (Oil and Gas, Mining, Fisheries, Climate Change & Biodiversity).

Community Development (Health, Education & Economic Empowerment Activities).

Energy and Energy Efficiency (Renewable Energy, Technology Deployment & Development).

Women and Youth Empowerment (Skills Development, Training & Capacity Building).

 

People Associated With This Organization

Richard Matey

Ghana  
Alliance for Empowering Rural...
Joined December 2020
Interests: Economic Empowerment, Education, Environmental Justice, Land & Natural Resources, Women's Rights
Richard is a young Ghanaian development practitioner with a passion for saving the natural environment from pollution. He is the Executive Director of Alliance for Empowering Rural Communities (AERC), a local NGO that is committed to empowering local communities to develop innovative solutions for the developmental challenges in Ghana and Africa. He has over 4 years of experience working in Environment, Climate Change, Agriculture and Energy. He is the GEN Ghana Secretary and currently serves as NextGEN Africa Regional Rep to the NextGEN Youth Council. He also serve as the Ghana National Coordinator for African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC).
Richard Matey is the network champion (main point of contact) for Alliance for Empowering Rural Communities.

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