Who we are

In order to support Ghana's extractive industry with solid research, the Centre for Social Impact Studies (CeSIS) was established as a non-governmental organization in January 2011. The organization's main office is in the Ashanti Region's Obuasi, and it also has a branch in Takoradi, the capital of the Western Region, which is where the minerals, oil, and gas industries are concentrated.

Vision Statement

“CeSIS will be a world class research institution providing cutting edge research results that support advocacy for the development of residents living in resource-rich areas of Ghana and Africa”

Mission Statement

CeSIS seeks to achieve its objective through research and advocacy to influence policy change in favour of communities impacted by the operations of extractive companies

The core objectives of CeSIS

To conduct research into the impact of extractive activities on communities
To use the results of research to do advocacy on behalf of affected communities
To push for policy change in the extractive industry in favour of poor and marginalized communities.
To conduct research into specific issues as and when they are referred to the organisation by corporate bodies and other CSOs.

Strategies of Work

CeSIS adopts a four-pronged approach in executing its mandate:

1. Research,

2. Advocacy,

3. Policy Influencing,

4. Networking/Coalition Building,

5. Lobbying,

6. Community Mobilisation.

Thematic Areas of Work

CeSIS works on the following thematic areas:

1. Mining (large scale mining and small scale mining),

2. Oil and Gas,

3. Environment,

4. Disability, Gender and Social Inclusion,

5. Local Governance.

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