well grounded (adj)

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

News

Thursday 1 Oct 2015

Well Grounded works so that civil society organisations (CSOs) in Africa reach their full potential and achieve real, positive change for environmental and social justice. We commissioned this study on aspects of the legal framework that affect CSOs, after discovering through our daily interactions that many organisations are unaware of their legal obligations, that it is hard to obtain relevant information and that much of the information which is available is presented in a language that is hard to understand.

Monday 25 Jan 2016

Well Grounded is looking for someone with experience and expertise in communications and social media for a six-month part-time consultancy contract (February-July 2016). You will manage the day-to-day communications activities of Well Grounded, including the creative development, design and distribution of all written and online materials.

Please note that you need to be bi-lingual in English and French.
Refer to the job description for additional details of the application process.

Friday 18 Dec 2015

The Observatoire Congolais des Droits de l´Homme (OCDH) has recently been named as one of 5 organisations from around the world to receive the 2015 Human Rights Prize from the French Republic (France), for their project that promotes respect for the rights of local and indigenous communities in the Republic of Congo affected by natural resource exploitation by multi-national companies (ex. oil, timber, minerals).

Thursday 1 Oct 2015

Well Grounded works so that civil society organisations (CSOs) in Africa reach their full potential and achieve real, positive change for environmental and social justice. We commissioned this study on aspects of the legal framework that affect CSOs, after discovering through our daily interactions that many organisations are unaware of their legal obligations, that it is hard to obtain relevant information and that much of the information which is available is presented in a language that is hard to understand.

Tuesday 5 Jan 2016

Alphonse Muhindo Valivambene, General Secretary of the Congolese environmental network Réseau pour la Conservation et la Réhabilitation des Écosystèmes Forestiers (Réseau CREF) was recently awarded the Alexander Soros Annual Award for Activism for risking his life to protect the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Virunga National Park.

Friday 15 Jan 2016

From 27th to 30th July 2015, Well Grounded and Maliasili Initiatives organised a day of exchange between Kenyan, Tanzanian and Congolese (DRC) civil society organisations in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. The aim of this event was to share the diverse experiences and points of view regarding the development of a strategy, a business plan and more sustainable, innovative funding models.

Benchmarks

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