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Martin Dery

The organization has implemented varied projects related to education, agriculture, women's empowerment, climate resilience, water and sanitation, in response to grounded developmental needs in partner communities. We are convinced that our collective efforts have resulted in positive outcomes throughout our operational area.

In the area of education, we have engaged in promoting access to education for vulnerable out of school children, girls, children with disabilities and migrant children, through advocacy and community empowerment. Our staff and volunteers have developed participatory teaching and learning materials for formal schools. We have also continued with implementation of the Ghana Complementary Basic Education Programme that includes mother tongue literacy and numeracy.

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Who We Are

Pronet North is a registered non-profit organization (No. CG125392014) and a recognized National Non-Governmental Organization (DSW/7622).

ProNet North works in the following fields; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services Delivery, Training and Capacity Building, Decentralization and Governance, Child Protection and Safeguarding, Sustainable Livelihoods and Economic Empowerment for Women, Girls Education and Reproductive Rights, Maternal & Child Health, Rooted Advocacy, Inclusive Education and Climate Change Adaptation, Micro finance, Disaster Response and Risks Reduction since 1995.

As a learning entity, we have grown in size and character with projects in several districts across 7 regions, namely, Upper West Region, Upper East Region, Northern Region, North East Region, Savanna Region, Bono and Ahafo Regions.

Over the next decade, ProNet North will continue to grow by working with others and adopting strategies that will propel us towards sustainable impact on the lives of people in rural communities across the northern Ghana.

We intend to deepen documentation of grounded experiences and become a Centre of Learning and Knowledge Management To ensure our competitiveness to deliver on our mission and work towards our vision into the future, Pronet North will strengthen our organizational development capacity through staff training with emphasis on females in line with our goal to increase the number of female development professionals in our geographic areas of work


A Society of Equal Opportunities for Sustainable Development and Protection of Human Rights.


Promoting Inclusive Sustainable Poverty Reduction, Human Dignity, Ecological Balance and Gender Equality through Effective Partnerships, Networking and Continuous Learning.


Our aim is to have a sustainable positive impact on communities of partner districts in northern Ghana in the areas of health, gender and livelihoods, decentralization, inclusion, girls education, climate, energy and food.

To become a Centre for Learning, practice and advocacy rooted in approaches and strategies that recognize and addresses felt needs of groups, communities and indigenous knowledge systems.

Core Values
  • Ideas over hierarchy
  • Transparency and accountability
  • Integrity and human dignity
  • Collation and partnerships
  • Discipline, honesty, passion and commitment Teamwork
  • Excellence and innovation
  • Respect for diversity
Strategic Aims
  • To strengthen financial and administrative procedures and assuring programme quality through effective M&E and robust internalcontrol systems
  • To contribute to accessible and productive use of water and promotion of healthy living, especially for mother and children
  • To contribute to improved quality of life of women and small holder farmers through climate resilient approaches, post-harvest management, empowerment and value chain development
  • To promote access and quality basic education for children, especially girls and children with disabilities
  • To contribute to sustainable development, through participatory research, partnerships and continuous learning

How ProNet North works

Through community mobilisation and empowerment

ProNet believes that people are at the heart of development. This underscores our commitment to rural development and people centred approaches that are key to sustainable development and appropriate for human centred mobilisation that responds to legitimate community and group aspirations. This is achieved through acknowledging relevant indigenous tenets in planning, ownership, operation and maintenance, sustainability, and responsiveness: leading to the development of paradigms and facilities by the end users and primary stakeholders.

Through partnerships and networking

ProNet recognises the importance of working in partnership with other stakeholders so as to share best practice, avoid duplication and consolidate the various efforts of different partners. ProNet North’s partners are far ranging and include/have included: Give Me Tap; Eau Bottle; Water Aid; Raleigh International; UNICEF; the Carter Centre; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Concern Worldwide; International Trachoma Initiative; Standard Chartered Bank; European Union; British High Commission; UKAid; French Embassy; Australian High Commission; Engineers Without Borders; Oxfam GB; Ghana Health Service; Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteer Service; Voluntary Services Overseas; Universal Purpose; Plan International; CARE; MTN Foundation; Ghana Education Service; National Service Scheme; Regional Coordinating Councils and Municipal and District Assemblies. ProNet North works in collaboration with District Assemblies, International Organisations and Charities and national coalitions on development programmes.

Through the active promotion of Equality and Diversity

We value ideas over hierarchy! Our open-space management structure allows for free thought and the sharing of ideas between employees and management. There is a strong overlap between departments and the regular flow of information through formal and informal channels ensures that every employee feels a sense of investment, belongingness and commitment to the organisation. Feedback from employees is valued and encouraged. Our partners play a direct part in setting the agenda.

Gender equality features high on ProNet North’s Agenda.

Women make up half of our senior management team and much of our community work is focused on women’s economic, social, and political empowerment.

Diversity is upheld by religious, ethnic and geographic inclusion and mix.

ProNet North’s projects are usually aimed at promoting inclusion for the most disadvantaged and vulnerable in our society.

Growth and development

Through our commitment to pro poor and human centred approaches to development, ProNet North can show that the key to sustainable development is human centred mobilisation that responds to the legitimate aspirations of people.

This logic is embedded throughout our core programme areas: Water and Health, Education and Inclusion, Climate, Women and Food Security and Decentralization and Governance. Our Finance and Quality Assurance teams ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory guidelines, good practice and accountability to our partners and stakeholders.

Management Team

Pronet North is managed by a dynamic team of experienced development professionals within an open space context.

Martin Dery


Catherine Amissah

Associate Director

Samuel Lanidune

Head, Education and Inclusion

Yussif Kofi Asuo

Head, Research and Learning

Cynthia Kutir

Head, Women, Leadership and Sustainable Development

What We Do

Through our commitment to pro poor and human centred approaches to development, ProNet North can show that the key to sustainable development is human centred mobilisation that responds to the legitimate aspirations of people.

This logic is embedded throughout our core programme areas:

Wash and Climate

Goal: To contribute to accessible and productive use of water and promotion of healthy living, especially for mother and children by 2021

Through research and learning over the years, ProNet North continues to wrestle the knowledge gaps that impede effective action on important WASH and health issues, respond to the information needs of both partners and communities, act on emerging WASH issues and proactively take steps to address these challenges.

By developing local initiatives and capacities, the department delivers innovative, relevant and highly-accessible training programs aimed at strengthening the capacities of communities and institutions with the knowledge and experience to solve water and sanitation challenges using indigenous technology and resources.

By identifying or developing, synthesizing and distributing relevant and up-to-date information on WASH, the unit supports effective policy making and decision making especially at the local government level that protects health and improves human development, as well as predicting and helping to prevent emerging risks.Through networking and effective partnerships, we bring together individuals, communities and institutions from diverse disciplines and sectors, to work together to solve the most critical issues in water and health.

Department of Water and Health currently carries out the projects named Supporting Localized Governance and Rehabilitation for Sustainable Water Services and Give me Tap.

Education and Social Protection

Goal: To promote the educational development of girls, children with disability, migrant children and other vulnerable populations in Northern Ghana, through basic education, social and political empowerment

ProNet North's efforts in inclusive education has helped in the transformation of schools and other centres of learning to cater for all children including boys and girls, students from ethnic and linguistic minorities, rural populations, vulnerable populations and those with various forms of disabilities and learning difficulties by providing learning opportunities for children within the ages of 8 to 14.

This has helped eliminate exclusion that is a consequence of negative attitudes and a lack of response to diversity in economic status, social class, ethnicity, language, religion, gender, sexual orientation and ability.

Education takes place in many contexts, both formal and non-formal, and within families and the wider community. Consequently, inclusive education is not a marginal issue but central to the achievement of high quality education for all learners and the development of more inclusive societies. Inclusive education is essential to achieve social equity and is a constituent element of lifelong learning.

The Department of Education and Inclusion currently runs the following projects and programmes, Tackling Education Needs Inclusively, Complementary Basic Education and ESONG.

Women, Leadership and Sustainable Development

Goal: To contribute to accessible and productive use of water and promotion of healthy living, especially for mother and children by 2021

Climate change affects all four dimensions of food security: food availability, food accessibility, food utilization and food systems stability. It has negative impact on human health, livelihood assets, food production and distribution channels, and changes purchasing power and market flows of poor populations. Its impacts are both short term, resulting from more frequent and more intense extreme weather events, and long term, caused by changing temperatures and precipitation patterns, Climate variation also has a direct impact on energy resources.

Women farmers currently account for 45-80 per cent of all food production in developing countries with diverse regional variations. Women form about two-thirds of the agricultural labour force in developing countries, and more than 90 percent in many African countries, including Ghana.

In the context of climate change, traditional food sources become more unpredictable and scarce. Women face loss of income as well as harvests-often their sole sources of food and income. Related increases in food prices make food more inaccessible to poor people, in particular to women and girls whose health has been found to decline more than male health in times of food shortages. In most localities, women are often excluded from decision-making on access to and the use of land and resources critical to their livelihoods. For these reasons, it is important that the rights of rural women are ensured with regards to food security, non-discriminatory access to resources, and equitable participation in decision-making processes.

The Department of Climate, Women, Energy and Food currently runs the Climate Resilient Agriculture and Food Systems and Greater Rural Opportunities for Women projects.

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We have published annual reports since 2012. From our reports, you will see how we had contributed to improvements on life of people in Northern Ghana and expanded as an organization.

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Martin Dery

Executive Director

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