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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10 years on, Zoghota Massacre survivors still struggle to get justice

Survivors of an August 2012 attack against the village of Zoghota, Guinea by state security forces organized a press conference  last month on the 10-year anniversary of the attack to demand that the Republic of Guinea comply with an order issued by the ECOWAS Court...

NGO supports development in Fanteakwa

Published by the Daily Times Advocates for Community Alternatives (ACA), a non-profit making organisation, is spearheading the implementation of Facilitated Collective Action Process (FCAP) in all the 34 key towns in the Fanteakwa South district as part of efforts to...

Conférence annuelle PILIWA 2022

L'Initiative d'avocats d'intérêt public pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest (PILIWA) est un réseau professionnel d'avocats, de juristes et d'autres défenseurs d'Afrique de l'Ouest qui utilisent le droit pour promouvoir la justice sociale. Nous partageons une volonté commune à se servir du droit pour protéger ...

L'ACA s'associe à l'AAAS pour aider les citoyens sierra-léonais à utiliser la science dans leur quête de justice

In March 2021, members of the Marginalized Affected Property Owners (MAPO), a community-based association in Kono District, Sierra Leone, finally learned what a decibel is.Of course, as residents of communities that abuts the giant Koidu Kimberlite Mine, whose...

Les victimes d'accaparement de terres et de dommages environnementaux portent plainte contre la Côte d'Ivoire devant la Cour de justice de la CEDEAO

  Similimi à Abuja, 29 janvier 2021 – Frustrés par des années de perte de terres, de destruction de l'environnement et de promesses de relocalisation bloquées, les habitants de la communauté de Similimi, dans le nord-est de la Côte d'Ivoire, ont porté plainte contre leur propre gouvernement devant la Cour de la CEDEAO...

 

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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
et poursuivent leur propre vision du développement

 

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