Community Development and Advocacy Centre

The Community Development and Advocacy Centre (CODAC), Ghana started as a woman-led development organization. It seeks to promote and protect the interests of the poor and vulnerable in society, especially women and children, by providing them with information through capacity building, community advocacy and self-help initiatives, income-generating activities, access to reproductive services, good governance and human rights.

CODAC currently operates in eight districts and two municipalities in the Upper East Region, implementing interventions in areas related to its organisational objectives which are to:

  • Promote citizen-government engagement through access to information and capacity building
  • Strengthen community advocacy and self-help initiatives
  • Empower vulnerable groups, including women, through income-generating and self-help activities
  • Promote and implement child rights, human rights and good governance programmes
  • Support communities to secure access to reproductive health services

Cooperation with oxfam IBIS

CODAC works with Oxfam IBIS to promote an increase in the participation and involvement of women in governance arrangements in the community, district and regional levels for development. They work to promote women’s ability to claim their rights generally, and specifically the right to representation and participation in political life and their influence in shaping policies that drive national and local priorities in allocation, redistribution or appropriation of resources and other development processes.


2nd Floor, Red Cross Building, Ministries
P.O. Box 461, Upper East Region, Bolgatanga, Ghana
T: +233 203061655 / 242067536
Contact person: Musah Seidu Bugri, Programme Manager