0 About Us – CeSIS

About Us

Who we are

The Centre for Social Impact Studies (CeSIS) was formed in January 2011 as a research and advocacy non-governmental organisation primarily focused on providing research backbone to Ghana’s extractive industry. The organisation is headquartered in Obuasi in the Ashanti Region with an office in Takoradi, the Western Regional capital that focuses on the minerals, oil and gas industry.


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

Strategies of Work

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



Policy Influencing

Networking/Coalition Building


Community Mobilisation

Thematic Areas of Work

CeSIS works on the following thematic areas:

Mining (large scale mining and small scale mining)

Oil and Gas


Disability, Gender and Social Inclusion

Local Governance

The core objectives of CeSIS

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

meet our amazing team

The Faces Behind our Success

We Couldn’t Do It Without Them

Robert Tanti Ali

Executive Director

Eric Anaane Ndebugri

Programmes Officer

Nana Kwame Arkoh Sekyi


Meet Our Partner/Affiliate Organisations

We joined them for success

Publish What You Pay (PWYP), London, UK 

Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), Washington, USA

International Alliance on Natural Resources in Africa (IANRA), Cape Town, South Africa

African Coalition for Corporate Accountability (ACCA), Johannesburg, South Africa

African Initiative on Mines, Environment and Society (AIMES), Accra, Ghana

National Coalition on Mining (NCOM)

Coalition on the Right to Information (CRI)

Tax Justice Africa

Civil Society Platform on Oil and Gas (CSPOG)

Responsible Mining Foundation, Switzerland

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