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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Atiwa West Assembly renders accounts to residents through Town Hall Meeting

The Atiwa West District Assembly in the Eastern region of Ghana has held its maiden annual Town Hall Meeting at Kwabeng as part of measures to deepen local governance, transparency and accountability. The Town Hall meeting was funded by Advocates for Community...

Nkoranza South: FCAP Leadership Committees back community development pathways

Story by So Abapa Boateng, Nkoranza Members of Leadership Committees in ten communities in the Nkoranza South Municipality, in the Bono East Region of Ghana, have pledged their commitment to lead their communities to create community development proposals to achieve a...

Nkoranza South CBFs undertake field work on FCAP

Story by So Abapa Boateng, Nkoranza It was yet another grueling and enduring moment for Community-Based Facilitators (CBFs) from ten partner communities in the Nkoranza South Municipality of the Bono East Region of Ghana. These CBFs, together with selected members of...


OPEN LETTER ON SOCFIN’S PROPOSED DIVESTMENT FROM SRC IN LIBERIA We, the undersigned, are Liberian, West African, and international civil society organizations, communities, and individuals concerned with the legacy of harm that the operations of the Salala Rubber...

Sierra Leone Court of Appeal continues hearing on Kono Community’s human rights claims

Lawyers for the Marginalized Affected Property Owners (MAPO), a community association seeking justice for harmful mining practices in Kono, Sierra Leone, concluded their marathon of argument before the Court of Appeal in Freetown last Thursday, May 30, 2024. The Court...


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