Rights and Advocacy Initiatives Network (RAIN), is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization registered under the laws of Ghana with number CG 127702019.
The organization was founded in 2019 by experts with background in natural resource management, human rights advocacy and development. The purpose of establishing RAIN is to employ expertise in relevant fields to address challenges within agriculture and environmental sector in Ghana, and contribute to the global agenda of environmental sustainability and human development.
Over the years, lack of inclusiveness of some actors, e.g. women and marginalized groups, in decision making processes regarding natural resources management especially at local communities level, often militates against efforts towards sustainable development goals.
Through the non-involvement of such people in decision making on processes that affect their lives and livelihood, their perspectives, opinions and concerns are not considered. This further entrench the vulnerability of these actors as they mostly lose their rights to resources making them poorer; a situation which impacts negatively on attainment of no poverty, zero hunger, gender equality, responsible consumption and production, climate action and other goals of Sustainable Development Goals (Agenda 2030).
Poverty, limited livelihood options, lack of knowledge on emerging trends coupled with apathy leads to destruction of natural resources including forests, land and water bodies in the quest to make a living. Realizing the value of inclusive participation, RAIN works to ensure that the voice of all relevant stakeholders including women, landless farmers and the youth, is heard and considered in the national environmental, political and socio-economic development process. Ultimately, our natural resources will be sustained for the greater good of current and future stakeholders.
To develop a resilient environment for humanity.
Employ rights-based innovative approaches to address challenges within the Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental sector in Ghana.
• To promote sustainable agriculture for improved livelihood, enhanced food security, and community development.
• To promote inclusion of all relevant stakeholders in decision-making on natural resources.
• To advocate for the rights of marginalized (especially women and landless farmers) in land administration.
• To promote capacity development for sustainable management of forest resources.
1. Community Rights and Advocacy
2. Inclusive Forest Governance
3. Green Economy
4. Climate Smart Agriculture
5. Gender, Women and Youth Empowerment
6. Agri-business and Forest-based Livelihoods
7. Tailor-made Training and facilitation
1. Knowledge generation (Research)
2. Capacity development (Training, internship/on-hand training opportunities for individuals in the sector, community rights advocacy)
3. Policy interventions (Policy analysis, review and advocacy)
4. Gender and vulnerability mainstreaming
5. Linkages and Partnership with key actors (private sector, government and other organizations) in the sector
6. Multi-stakeholder dialogue processes