well grounded (adj)

1based on good evidence or reasons: soundly based; well founded.
2having a good training in or knowledge of a subject.


Wednesday 16 Sep 2015

Well Grounded is looking for a dynamic, inspirational Executive Director to lead our team of experienced Organisation Development Practitioners. You’ll bring your passion for environmental and social justice to the work and you can translate that passion into action, making sure that Well Grounded continues to enable African civil society organisations to have real and lasting impacts.

Thursday 1 Oct 2015

Well Grounded is happy to announce the publication of our 2014 Annual Report.

Well Grounded's 2014 Annual Report highlights work carried out throughout the year to support African civil society organisations (CSOs) in bringing about change in the Congo Basin in relation to natural resource governance and community rights.

Monday 17 Aug 2015

“We tend to talk a lot about the work on the ground, but focus much less on organizational development, even when the sustainability of actions on the ground depend on the strength of an organization…Organizational development is not like planting a bean seed where you will actually see the growth in two months, but instead it’s a process.”
-Representative from an African civil society organization (CSO)

Wednesday 16 Sep 2015

We are looking for an exceptional person who understands what makes a community group, a non-governmental organisation or an activist group effective and who can share that with organisations in forest countries in Africa.


Pillars of a strong and healthy organisation

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  • A vision aimed at environmental and social justice

  • Programmes, projects and campaigns based on evidence and analysis, with clear rationales

  • Accountable and responsive to the communities and groups with which the organisation is working

  • A functioning internal system of governance that is transparent and reflects the vision and values of the organisation

  • Mobilise and manage resources needed responsibly and transparently, accounting for them clearly and on time

  • Provide appropriate management and support for the people involved in the organisation

  • Work to the highest possible ethical standards

  • Open and ready to learn from experience and from others and to work with others