Inclusive economic development and social transformation is central to ensuring economic empowerment and promoting harmony in the coastal districts of Ghana's Western Region.

WhatsApp-Image-20160530 (1)The Foundation will support the channeling of Corporate Social Investments (CSIs) funding to priority sectors that demonstrate real potential for economic growth in the target communities. The focus is on supporting the development of alternative livelihoods, tailored business support services, education, and skills development.

A comprehensive economic opportunity assessment was conducted to pinpoint the best focus areas. The assessment looked at what drives economic growth,  jobs, and pathways towards maximising investments in the six coastal districts.

 

The analysis cut across three main categories driving economic growth:

  • local content demand analysis
  • Industry/commodity-specific value chain appraisal
  • Community service delivery scoping analysis.

 

WhatsApp-Image-20160530WRCF has selected some value chains sectors with the highest prospects that would have greater impact on employment and income especially for women and youth. These are:

  • Aquaculture
  • Cassava
  • TVET
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Oil palm and seeds

 

To complement the findings of the Economic Assessment, the WRCF designs interventions from issues that emerge from the community conversations, to help improve economic livelihoods of communities, and takes into consideration gender sensitivities such as the role of women in each value chain.

Effects of climate change plays a major role in designing of interventions, thus, WRCF has developed a strategy to integrate mitigating approaches into its activities.