Founders of NDG have played lead roles in the design and implementation of the following projects in collaboration with other organizations:
1. INTEGRATED LAND MANAGEMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT.
This project offered training in sustainable farming practices and biodiversity conservation to 10 communities surrounding the MOLE National Park at Damongo. The project was supported by the NL IUCN in 2004.
2. SOCIAL MOBILIZATION FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT.
This project involved capacity building for 10 self-help women groups and 10 Village development committees (VDC) in the Zabzugu-Tatale district in Northern Ghana. The program prepared these groups to undertake income generating activities to enhance their economic status. It was supported by American Jewish World service (AJWS) over a 3 year period.
3. We were also involved in the ALLANBLACKIA SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT PROJECT under ICA-Ghana. Our role in the project was mainly in the areas of community mobilization, sensitization and education in the areas of biodiversity conservation. The Allanblackia tree grows in the wild, oil extracted from the seed is used in place of palm oil in the preparation of spreads and soap. This program was sponsored by SECO/IUCN for a period of 6 years.
4. COMMUNITY FOREST FORUMS. In collaboration with Civic Response, staff of NDG organized sensitization and education forums for community members in the Wassa Amenfi West, Wassa Amenfi Central and Prestea-Huni Valley district of the Western region. Focus of were on forest governance, access to forest produce (NTFPs), benefit sharing, tree ownership, reforestation and sustainable practices in forest resource management.