Empowerment for Sustainable Livelihood

Organization Description: 

Focus of Empowerment for sustainable Livelihood (EFSL): Community development

Capacity building training programmes Advocacy and Negotiation Skills

AIDS, Guinea Worm, Malaria and Tuberculosis

Youth Training & Leadership

Poverty Reduction Strategies

Gender Empowerment


Micro Finance

Water Sanitation & Distribution Problems

Good governance

Aspiration: To partner other international organizations who share the same mission with us. To widen our scope of operations beyond our country of origin. To reduce sexism and promote respect for women/children rights through education and collaboration. To reach other communities who have not benefited from our projects due to financial and logistical constraints. To engage in exchange programmes for our members in the areas of capacity building, knowledge acquisition, and other new administrative approach in relation to their work. To access scholarships to improve the educational capacity for our members. To educate rural folks/increase enrolment of deprived children in school by stay-school drive: reducing illiteracy.

To forestall environment degradation and save the environment. To create behavioural change in the population, which will produce a healthy and desirable reproductive life, minimize the rapid spread of HIV infection and mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS. Core Values: EFSLs core values include equity, respect, empowerment, good governance, partnership, accountability, human dignity and sustainability at all levels. 2. Activities Currently Underway

EFSLs activities on promoting sustainable development currently revolve round three main areas: research, capacity building and provision of extension and advisory services. 2.1. Research Work Tough times in castle country: How will the industry respond to a sustained high corn prices?

Integrating Women in Environment and Development

Corporate Environmental Policy and Strategy in Ghana

The Contribution of the Banking Sector to the Sustainable Development of Ghana

Accountability and Corporate Social Responsibility: The Role of the Accounting Profession.

Supply chain responses to a higher meat cost structure: Perspectives from retail, food service and processing sectors

2.2. Projects Self Initiated A Sustainable Approach to Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Human Development in Ghana: Non-Timber Forest Resources Farming (NTFRF) in the Asikuma, Odoben, Brakwa District in the Central Region of Ghana

Environmental Management Capacity Building.

Sustainable Food Production, Income Generation and Poverty Reduction in Ghana (SIP)

Capacity Building Within the Framework of the Farmer Responsive Mechanisms for Extension and Research.

Assessment of the State of the Environment and Management of National/Natural Parks and Reserves in Ghana and the Production of Environmental Education and Eco-tourism Documentary Films. Establishment of Domeabra Health Centre in the Asikuma, Odoben, Brakwa District of the Central Region of Ghana . Provision of Potable Water to the Asikuma, Odoben, Brakwa Communities in the Central Region of Ghana. 2.3. Planned Projects: Developing a Local Agenda 21 for the Asunafo District in the Brong-Ahafo Region of Ghana, proposal submitted to the Asunafo District Assembly.

Establishment of Micro Finance Units to help alleviate poverty in the Asikuma, Odoben, Brakwa District.

Promoting Ecological Research and Observation and Eco-tourism in the Asunafo District in the Brong-Ahafo Region of Ghana, project proposal to be submitted to Global Environment Facility through the Ministry of Environment and Science of Ghana

Promoting Poverty Reduction and Food Security in Ghana: Improving Livestock Production in the Asikuma, Odoben, Brakwa District in the Cental Region of Ghana, to be submitted to the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

Establishment of an Information and Communication Technology as a Capacity Building Training Centre, proposal to be submitted to donors (CBIE, World Bank, Church Development Service-Germany)

2.4. Extension Services EFSL provides business advisory services to a number of individual small and medium scale enterprises in the following areas: Formulation of business polices and strategies Development of business plans Linking up business services

2.5. EFSL's Past Activities in Sustainable Development and Enterprise Management in Ghana and Africa EFSLs past activities and contribution to sustainable development have been realised in three main areas: research, capacity building and provision of extension services. 2.5.1 Research Work A Study on Beneficiary Assessment of the Community Secondary Schools Construction Project in Ghana.

Feasibility Study on Alternate Methods for Meeting the Capacity Needs for Environmental Management in West Africa.

A Study on Capacity Building in Ghana.

Solving the Energy Crisis in Ghana.

Stimulating Sustainable Trade: A Study of the Cocoa and Pineapple Sectors in Ghana commissioned by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) in London.

Stimulating Sustainable Trade in Ghana: A Supply Chain Analysis of Cocoa Beans and Processed Cocoa Products commissioned by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) in London.

A Policy Dialogue on Forestry Policies in Ghana.

2.5.2 Capacity Building Programmes EFSL has also been involved in the organisation of short-intensive capacity building programmes that are geared towards building capacity for sustainable development. Some of the training programmes undertaken by EFSL include: "An overview of Agricultural Performance in Ghana and the Ghana Poverty Reduction Strategy Programme ( GPRSP)

"Food Security in Ghana.

"Forging Productive Networks and Partnerships.

"Fundamental of Book-keeping and Record Management.

"Effective Resource Mobilisation and Management Options.

"Managing Conflicts in the Project Life Cycle.

Time Management:

Effective Team Building Strategies for Stakeholders in Agriculture

The theory of Project Monitoring and Evaluation

Project Reporting and feedback

Intensive Training Programme on Computer Applications in Project Management,

Project Management for Developing Countries, Accra, Ghana,

Integrated Farming Systems and Food Security in West Africa,

Refresher Course on Entrepreneurship and Job Creation in Africa, Accra, Ghana,.

Workshop on Project Management for Developing Country, Accra, Ghana,

Workshop on Integrating Economic, Social, and Environmental dimension for sustainable enterprise management in Ghana, Accra.

Workshop on Project Management and Funding Proposal Development,

Workshop on Managing an Information System Department, Accra, Ghana,

Information Management for Decision-makers.

Women, Integrated Farming Systems and Food Security in West Africa.

Total Quality Management and Environmental Auditing, Workshop on Project Management and Good Governance in Developing Countries,

Capacity Building Workshop on Action Research Activities on Agricultural Performance Workshop on Management of NGOs: Using Advocacy, Negotiations and Networking to Enhance Organisational Efficiency. Capacity Building Workshop on Organic Agriculture: Appropriate Skills and Practices Organised a Capacity Building programme on Management of Non-Governmental Organisations: Using Advocacy, Negotiations and Networking Organised a Capacity Building programme on Project Management and Good Governance in Developing Countries Organised a Capacity Building programme on Environmental and Community Water Resources Management and Sanitation in Ghana,

3. Contact Address:

Executive Director Empowerment for Sustainable Livelihood "H" Adogon Greda Estates Street Adogon P. O. Box TS 867 Teshie-Accra GHANA Tel.: + 233 21 71 29 68 Mobile: +233 244 22 00 50/+2330269420466 Email: efslivelihood.gh@gmail.com/info@efslivelihoodgh.org

Box TS 867, Teshie, Accra
Accra, 233
Mission Statement: 

The Empowerment for Sustainable Livelihood (EFSL) is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) established for the purpose of facilitating the development and promotion of small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs), sustainable trade, gender empowerment, environmental management, capacity building and sustainable development in Ghana and Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). In pursuit of its mission, EFSL(NGO): assists and supports the improvement of the environment of small and medium scale enterprises in the communities of Sub-Saharan Africa. provides advisory services for the creation, development and promotion of entrepreneurship, for contributing to the sustainable development process in the region. engages in activities that give recognition and voice to the vulnerable and exclusion through advocacy and negotiation. takes keen interest in community development such as environmental issues, socio-empowerment activities. engages in massive and vigorous education on deadly but preventable diseases such as AIDS/HIV, Malaria, Guinea Worm, Tuberculosis and Bird Flu at the deprived rural communities. champions the course of poverty reduction activities such as assistance in basis technical and vocational skills to both the rural and urban poor, engagement in non-timber forest farming resources/activities in the rural areas. assists communities to increase their efficiency in the international market, especially via the provision of relevant information and training in trade development and promotion, business partnerships and networks. facilitates gender empowerment in the region. undertakes capacity building and utilisation programmes and provides services that will significantly contribute to improve the quality of life in the region.

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