A secondary role was to support the grantees to appreciate the contract signed with GCAP and the need to see through those legal commitments (now binding on them) to both fast-track the disbursement process and also ensure delivery of final results.
DSC signed individual contracts with each of the six grantees and provided the following services to them within a 6 month period:
1. Produced training/mentoring material that was used in providing uniform management support to all six (6) assigned grantees;
2. Completed training and technical needs assessment of each Grantee and their outgrowers;
3. Prepared an Action Plan for each grantee that is generally referred to as Grantee Support Action Plan (Gsap);
4. Began full implementation of the Gsaps;
5. Supported the Grantees to undertake the following:Prepared their funds requests to GCAP by ensuring that the packages were complete with all requisite documentation; completed and submited to GCAP, their Baseline Profile data; and helped them to prepare their second and third quarter (September & December 2014) reports.
6. Supported the Grantees to update their Business Plans;
7. Supported the Grantees to keep their transaction and accounting records updated;
8. Linked grantees to the requisite financial, inputs and value addition service providers;
9. Ensured that they were in compliance with GCAP and World Bank Social and Environmental Safeguards requirements and water resources use permit.
10. Helped establish contractual arrangements that increase both Anchor farmers and smallholders' access to inputs, farm equipment and services markets.
The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) approved the Collaborative Action for establishing Lasting Livelihoods (CALL) project for implementation on 9th March 2012.
The goal of the CALL project is to enable vulnerable rural farm families in Bole and Sawla-Tuna-Kalba districts of the Northern Region enhance their livelihood security through the adoption of integrated environmentally sound animal production practices, post-harvest management of yam and grains, enterprise development and expansive value addition initiatives by 2015 by reaching some 2,400 direct and indirect beneficiaries in 20 communities.
The unit is now expanded to cover all three mines of Newmont in Ghana. The assignment entailed getting all stakeholders (including Newmont), at inception, to appreciate the importance and usefulness for having in place a system that will enable them track, measure and report on all the interventions outlined in their Resettlement Action Plan (RAP); design of a monitoring and reporting system for a private sector company; Operationalisation of the system to the satisfaction of IFC of the World Bank group.
1. construction and furnishing of 6 school building units at Abuesi, Shama(2), Inchaban and Dwomo(2);
2. building and furnishing of a Maternity block at Tema Manhean Health Centre;
3. construction of two flood drains with total coverage of 600m at Aboadze and Abuesi;
4. construction of two semi-detached 2-bedroom teachers bungalow at Kpone
5. Construction of an 8-seater aqua privy toilet facility.
The years one and two projects for Ghana can be viewed here.
For Togo we have finished the construction and furnishing of a school, a clinic, and a fish processing centre. The details can be viewed here