The CBRDP was funded by the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank Group, Agency Francais de Development (AFD) and the Government of Ghana (GOG) and has the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Environment as the lead implementing agency. The overall goal of the project was to reduce poverty and enhance the quality of life of beneficiary rural communities. The project objective was to strengthen the capacity of rural communities to enhance their quality of life by improving their productive assets, rural infrastructure and access to key support services from private and public sources. Eco-tourism was one of the poverty alleviation strategies identified to promote improved livelihoods as such CERSGIS was asked to undertake a study to develop management plans for the above identified sites.
Reviewed current approaches and strategies for developing and implementing interventions for five pilot watershed sites and six community initiated eco-tourism sites. Proposed new alternative natural resource management activities for CBRDP. Image to Image rectification, Interpretation, Field Reconnaissance visits, Image classification and Analysis, Field validation and Stakeholders sensitization Campaign and collection of in-depth Information on six watershed sites.