Advocates for Community Alternatives (ACA) has launched a massive expansion of its community-driven development (CDD) work to one hundred communities in Ghana. The project will put communities threatened by extractive development in control of their own development and give them the tools to advocate for their own vision of the future.
ACA’s community-driven development programs revolve around two key elements. The first element, the Facilitated Collective Action Process (FCAP), is a process that was developed and popularized in East Africa by ACA’s partner organization, Spark MicroGrants. FCAP is a two-year program that encourages communities to create a common development vision and equips them with skills and financial resources – including a USD 9,000 microgrant – to pursue it.