well grounded (adj)

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


Monday 15 Jun 2015

Well Grounded will be participating in a Congress focused on building capacity for conservation and resource management in Africa that is taking place in Nairobi, Kenya from July 27-30 2015. 

Well Grounded will be co-facilitating day 3 of the Congress, during which participants will explore ways in which effective leadership and strong organisations can enhance conservation goals. For more information about the session, please download the document that is on the right-hand side of this page.

Friday 12 Jun 2015

The IUCN small grant program using CARPE funds has the objective to strengthen civil society for sustainable forest conservation in Central Africa. Proposals are accepted periodically following established deadlines. The next deadline is Tuesday June 30th 2015.

Non-profit organizations (NPO) with legal recognition such as local NGOs, community based organizations, local associations, and non-governmental research centres, as well as independent researchers, university students, women and minority groups are especially welcomed.

Monday 8 Jun 2015

Have you ever had a Eureka moment when a song describes exactly how you feel?  Yep, that OMG moment! I know the feeling.

Now imagine what is being described in the song is not only how you feel, but also your perception of the world, your ideas of how to make a difference, your personal vision, your values. I know, what are the odds? Small, you'd say? Wait until you read my story.

Friday 8 May 2015

In 2014, Well Grounded started a research initiative with another organisation working on similar issues in East Africa, Maliasili Initiatives.

The purpose of the research was to explore what works and what doesn’t in terms of organisation development for African civil society organisations (CSOs) active in the conservation, natural resources and community rights sectors.


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