well grounded (adj)

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


Wednesday 5 Aug 2015

We are pleased to share a new research report Strengthening African Civil Society Organizations for Improved Natural Resource Governance & Conservation. This report, co-authored by Well Grounded and Maliasili Initiatives, explores key issues around organsational strengthening of African civil society organisations in the natural resource and conservation sectors, and provides a set of recommendations to address these issues. We have also co-produced a short (2 minute) video, which provides an overview of the key findings and recommendations from the report.

Monday 17 Aug 2015

Well Grounded is looking for an experienced evaluator(s) to carry out an evaluation of their work on organisation and leadership development with African civil society organisations in the Congo Basin. We are looking for someone who has experience of evaluating initiatives on organisation development and/or capacity strengthening and is confident in both English and French. The work, which will involve visiting Yaoundé in Cameroon, Kinshasa in the DRC and/or Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo, should start in September 2015, with the final report submitted by the end of October 2015.

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)

Friday 28 Aug 2015

Supporting priority actions to participate in the implementation of the VPA process

Deadline for submission of Concept Notes: 30 September 2015, at 16.00 GMT

The FAO FLEGT Programme is a five-year demand-driven Programme launched in 2015 that supports stakeholders to put elements of the FLEGT Action Plan into practice.


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