BUSAC is the acronym for “Business Sector Advocacy Challenge” Fund.
The BUSAC Fund aims at contributing to the creation of a more enabling business environment for development and growth of the Ghanaian private sector. This is achieved by empowering business membership organizations, trades unions and the media, to influence public policy formulation by undertaking appropriate research, developing evidence based policy positions and advocating those positions with government and other private sector institutions/organization that may be targeted by the action.
United Civil Society Organisations for National Development (UCSOND) is an NGO working in the six coastal districts, and the Wassa Amenfi East District of the Western Region of Ghana. Each of these districts is either affected by the operations of the oil and gas industry, mining activities or both. Our mission is to mobilise and empower civil society organisations to demand for accountability and transparency in the governance of natural resources and public service delivery.
B-BOVID/TRACTOR is an Agribusiness based on social entrepreneurship principles. We are promoting a new model of socially-inclusive commercial farming combining innovative agricultural practices with ecological farming. We want to use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems through innovation and technology in Agriculture. When it comes to agriculture, everybody within the value should be a winner.
Ghana Western Region Coastal Foundation (WRCF)
The WRCF is focused on helping to build local supply chains, improve stability, and promote inclusive economic development for poor communities in the six coastal districts in Ghana tied to the oil and gas sector. The project will focus on crowding-in private sector corporate funding from oil and gas companies and building trusted relationships between coastal communities and oil and gas companies.
The Coastal Resources Center (CRC) at the Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island is dedicated to advancing coastal management worldwide. In addition to assisting in the development and implementation of coastal management programs in Rhode Island and the United States, the Center is active in countries throughout the world promoting the sustainable use of coastal resources for the benefit of all.
U.S. Forest Service (USFS)are a multi-faceted agency that manages and protects 154 national forests and 20 grasslands in 44 states and Puerto Rico. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. We have an elite wildland firefighting team and the world’s largest forestry research organization.
USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential. See how USAID and the U.S. Government are leading the fight to end poverty and support the #GlobalGoals: https://www.usaid.gov/globalgoals
NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. Our reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them.