Well Grounded has developed a short document offering ‘ten tips’ on preparing proposals for international donors.
This report, co-authored by Well Grounded and Maliasili Initiatives, explores the major organisational challenges and issues facing African civil society organisations (CSOs) working in the natural resource and conservation fields, as well as current practices and trends in funding and external capacity support.
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.
The Dynamique des Groupes des Peuples Autochtones (DGPA) has recently been declared one of the 21 organisations to receive the 2015 Equator Prize, awarded to outstanding organisations and initiatives that are advancing innovative solutions for people, nature and resilient communities with a particular emphasis on indigenous peoples.
Most of the civil society organisations (CSOs) that are involved in nature conservation and development activities in Cameroon are associations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). They often try to work in synergy and to complement one another in their implementation of projects, but often fall short of their own expectations or those of donors and beneficiary communities.
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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