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Cooperative Agency for Research and Development (CARD)

Chereponi/Tamale, Ghana
Joined May 2022

We are into Community Development that is not limited to advocacies, education, health, agriculture, Good Governance, human rights, gender equality and capacity building programs for self support.



Presence in: Ghana
Focus: Children's Rights, Community / Customary Land Rights, Community Organizing, Community Paralegals, Disability Rights, Education, Environmental Justice, Ethnic / Religious Minorities' Rights, Family, Financial Sustainability & Fundraising, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Health, HIV/Aids, Housing Rights & Informal Settlements, Indigenous Peoples' Rights, Labor & Employment, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Livelihoods, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Policy Advocacy, Protection & Safety, Refugees & Migrant Rights, Right to Information, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights

The Cooperative Agency for Research and Development (CARD), previously called: Cooperative Agency for Development (CAD); from Research on Community Challenges and Development (ROCCAD), which is now served as a Research Program under CARD, was formed and registered respectively in 2014, and in 2019 with Registrar- General and Social Welfare Departments of Ghana in Accra. The principal activity of which ROCCAD was formed is, support for the Vulnerable/Marginalized people/Community Advocacy in the fields of Education, Health, Agriculture, Environment, Water & Sanitation, Human Rights, Gender Equality, Youth Mobilization & Training, Good Governance and Peace. The vision is to provide quality education, train, develop and build sound institutional framework in communities through resource mobilizations to meet target objectives of promoting the value and utilization of local resources for sustainable development, by producing morally upright, sound and responsible people capable of contributing their quota to the development of their respective communities and the nation at large. CARD has 9 Board of Directors (BoD), 9 management Team (MT), 9-community Development Committees(CDC) and 9-Community Development Agents (CDAs) at the grassroots level for collective responsibility towards achieving sustainable development. CARD has its offices in Chereponi District as the headquarters and a branch in Tamale.

People Associated With This Organization

Alhassan Iddrisu

Ghana  
Cooperative Agency for Research and... (Unverified)
Joined May 2022
Interests: Children's Rights, Citizenship & Identification, Community / Customary Land Rights, Community Organizing, Community Paralegals, Criminal Justice, Disability Rights, Education, Environmental Justice, Ethnic / Religious Minorities' Rights, Family, Financial Sustainability & Fundraising, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Health, HIV/Aids, Housing Rights & Informal Settlements, Indigenous Peoples' Rights, Labor & Employment, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Livelihoods, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Policy Advocacy, Protection & Safety, Refugees & Migrant Rights, Right to Information, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
I am the founder as well as the Executive Director of Cooperative Agency for Research and Development (CARD), originally called: Research on Community Challenges And Development (ROCCAD); established in August 2014 with the aim to contribute to solution of confronting challenges that are not limited to illiteracy, political, economic and social injustice in the society that has crippled innocent people, especially the youth from reaching to their dreams in life. I am capable in religious and social sciences as well as organizational and community development. I was born in 1988, at Tosala Kumboni, a village under Chereponi District of North East Region of Ghana. I work together with my team to empower communities to defend their economic, social, political and civil rights for better life. I need your technical, financial and security supports to combat Political, Social, Economic, Ecological, Technological and Legal challenges in Ghana, especially in the northern sector. Politically and socially, even though governments have launched numerous rural development activities to alleviate and eradicate poverty, illiteracy and health hazard from the rural areas, these programs have been staged by inertia and all kinds of corruption by the governance system at the local levels; the elite political groups disunite the people, keep them in darkness and innocent of their rights and take advantage of the resources in the name of these people (“CRY THE BELOVED COUNTRY”), except few who belong to any ruling political party at the time of the program. In other word, support to the people or development at the local levels is more often than not based on political affiliations. Not only government programs, 70% of most NGOs projects are under political dictatorship of the local governance system in Ghana. Economically, the people are deprived of their basic human rights like food, shelter, education, medicine etc. Agriculture, physical labor and collection of minor forest products are the main sources of their income. The land suffers from low productivity due to solely dependency on the traditional methods of cultivation and lack of irrigation facilities, cultivable land is very less in comparison to the population. Many lost their lives out of water borne diseases and lack of good sanitation practices. Lack of adequate or alternative sources of income influence Child Labor and Rural Urban Migration (RUM) of many young boys and girls even the adults to cities and out of states for work; they are forced to do unsociable activities; many girls and boys become victims of HIV/AIDS. Ecologically, the people regards the rich parts of the land as homes of their gods, and are therefore not for crops cultivation but, warship, out of illiteracy. Technologically, these poor people hardly access any technology intervention on agricultural and other non-form of activities. There are only few legally registered NGOs exist at the rural communities in serving the people.

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