Donkro Nkwanta Communities near completion of their projects

In no time, the communities shall be decked with many different projects that come together to fulfill the ultimate visions of Donkro Nkwanta communities. The communities began the Facilitated Collective Action Process (FCAP) in April 2017 with eight to ten months of...

First University Legal Clinic in Côte d’Ivoire Launched at Boauké

The Université Alassane Ouattara in Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire, has launched the first ever university legal clinic in the country – and one of the first in Francophone Africa.  In partnership with ACA, the Groupe de recherce et de plaidoyer sur les industries extractives...

Donkro Nkwanta Communities Begin The Next Phase of Their Projects

English: The communities in Donkro Nkwanta have continued to make headway on their development projects. All four communities – Donkro Nkwanta, Nwoase, Salamkrom, and Kyeredeso – have laid foundations for their building projects. Nwoase and Salamkrom have already...

Advocates for Community Alternatives helps West African communities that are threatened by the destructive impacts of extractives-led development to take control of their own futures.  We do this by working with communities to design their own sustainable development plans and advocate to achieve those plans.  And we build networks of lawyers and other experts to help the communities’ plans come to fruition.

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Donkro Nkwanta Communities near completion of their projects

In no time, the communities shall be decked with many different projects that come together to fulfill the ultimate visions of Donkro Nkwanta communities. The communities began the Facilitated Collective Action Process (FCAP) in April 2017 with eight to ten months of…

First University Legal Clinic in Côte d’Ivoire Launched at Boauké

The Université Alassane Ouattara in Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire, has launched the first ever university legal clinic in the country – and one of the first in Francophone Africa.  In partnership with ACA, the Groupe de recherce et de plaidoyer sur les industries extractives…

Sierra Leone communities win right to sue Octéa mining companies jointly in local courts

Sierra Leone communities win right to sue Octéa mining companies jointly in local courts.

ACA works in eight West African states – Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sierra Leone – to promote public interest law and help threatened communities achieve a future worth fighting for. With just four full-time staff and two part-time employees, 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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