Advocates for Community Alternatives helps West African communities that are threatened by the destructive impacts of extractive projects to take control of their futures. We help communities design their own sustainable development plans and bring them to life through advocacy, legal support, and technical expertise.
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Advocates for Community Alternatives works in nine West African states – Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sierra Leone – to promote public interest law and help threatened communities achieve a future worth fighting for. With ten full-time staff and one part-time employee, ACA has an out-sized impact through its partnerships with leading public interest lawyers and legal advocacy organizations in West Africa.

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Abompe embarks on economic transformation journey through poultry business

More jobs are expected to be created soon in Abompe and its environs through the poultry business value-chain and turn around the socio-economic fortunes of residents, especially the youth. To this end, the entire community of Abompe led by Barima Kwabena Addo, the...

ACA supports Saamang community to renovate local R/C school block

Renovation works on eight classrooms and an office for the local Roman Catholic basic school at Saamang in the Fanteakwa South District of the Eastern region of Ghana are progressing steadily under the Facilitated Collective Action Process (FCAP), a partnership...

Work progresses on Kplandey water project under FCAP

The lack of adequate sources of potable water in the Eastern region town of Kplandey will soon be a thing of the past following the on-going works on the provision of two mechanized boreholes under the Facilitated Collective Action Process (FCAP), a partnership...

Asikam Maternity block nears completion

“We just can’t wait to witness the successful completion of this maternity block as it will go a long way to alleviate the pains our women go through in accessing ante-natal and post-natal health services”, Gideon Ofori Boakye, the Assembly member of Asikam. Asikam, a...

ACA trains university students in citizen science approaches to soil and plant analysis

More than 60 soil science students and technicians at the University of Ghana have benefitted from a three-day workshop on community-based agricultural science.  Advocates for Community Alternatives (ACA) organized the workshop with the university’s Department of Soil...


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We are building a regional professional community of lawyers. ACA has an ecosystem
of lawyers and other experts who collaborate with communities to defend communities’ rights
and pursue their own vision of development