How
VOSIEDA
Works

We Empower Communities to

We are grassroot volunteers working to protect the environment, tackle extreme poverty and inequality; and empower communities to achieve sustainable development in West Africa. We currently work West Africa mainly  the Mano River Basin including: Liberia, Guinea, Serra Leone and Côte d’Ivoire.

VOSIEDA’s work is primarily focused on saving the planet and fighting extreme poverty amongst women, men, youth, children and other excluded groups. We advance community solutions to address  development challenges and empower local people  to care for  nature that sustain all lives. Below are statistic of how we  work.

Our Work

Integrated Approach and Impact

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18 years working in West Africa's Mano River Basin

A grassroot development organization founded in the year 2001, VOSIEDA has worked on the ground for more than 18 years to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalized. We are striving for a West Africa where all people are heard, empowered and productive.

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2,000 plus communities empowered and impacted

VOSIEDA is a recognized leader in community-led development and grassroots innovation. We have worked with activists, community based organizations, national platforms and development partners to help people overcome extreme poverty. We have impacted more than 2000 communities.

Our Programmes

Governance, Democracy & Human Rights
We are working promote participatory, representative and inclusive political processes and institutions; foster greater accountability of institutions and leaders to citizens and to the law; and protect and promote universally recognized human rights.
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Capacity Building, Training & Knowledge Transfer
Over the next five years, VOSIEDA will contribute to capacity development, with focus on strengthening grassroot institutions, empowering women, supporting economic growth, enhancing skills, generating and sharing knowledge at the community and national levels.
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Our Strategies

We undertake field projects to keep poor people out of poverty; create livelihoods, provide social safety nets and ensure access to services and productive assets.
Partnering with communities on field projects 90%
Through various innovative programs, we support and invest in local enterprises to improve people’s lives and the communities where these small businesses operate.
Supporting local business and social enterprises 75%
Undertake research to generate evidence-based information to inform development policies and programs.
Research, innovations and technology 55%
Build communities and institutions' capacities in making use of evidence-based information; facilitate multi-stakeholder dialogue and build coalitions for collective actions.
Capacity building and policy advocacy 45%

Why Partner With VOSIEDA?

Partner with VOSIEDA to give back to  communities. Each partnership has priceless impact: poor people’s lives are improved, employees are engaged, and great brand reputations are built  among many. Look at the many ways we can partner together, referencing some of our most successful programs in the West African region.

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