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1) Social Transformation Approaches:

Being available to the people at the grassroots and initiating dialogue about environmental protection and natural resources conservation. If this inter-subjective dialogue is nurtured well, it leads to Mutual understanding, and finally into Unforced consensus about any issue of the environment. Once people at the grassroots agree freely on environmental issues this means they will own the entire process. Process ownership by the community is the only surest way of guranteeing sustainability of any undertaking. That is why more human and financial resources must be allocated to enhance the Social Transformation Approaches.

2) Empowerment of Staff and Grassroot Environmental Groups:

Is the ability to arouse in people that, they have inner capacity for: self-knowledge, self-possession, and self determination. This does not exclude external support but clarifies more on the secondary position of any support from outside. This view considers individuals or communities at the grassroots as primary stakeholders while external support as secondary stakeholders. Once the people are empowered, they become critical and begin asking necessary questions about the meaning of things and situations, individuals begin the journey of moving from where they are to where they are suppossed to be. This journey of emancipation that the people have started need to be nurtured, need to be built, hence the neccesity of capacity building. Thus, more resources should be invested in this area.

3) Capacity Building of Staff and Grassroot Environmental Groups:

Once individuals, and communities have realized that, they posses inner capacity to do things on their own, it is now an appropriate time to build that capacity in them and this is what we call ‘Capacity Building’. This is the ability to nurture and prosper the inner realized potentials of individuals and communities till they reach their destiny. Hence calling for more resources to be assigned to enhance this process.

4) Sustainable Environmental Policy Management:

This is the ability to make environmental policy have practical meaning and reach its intended fruition to both the formulators, executors, and the intended beneficiaries. There are excellent environmental policies in libraries and shelves in various offices, but unless, they are organized and directed to achieve their intended purpose through social transformational approaches they become less productive. In order for policy formulators, excutors, and beneficiaries to read from the same page in terms of implementing the same policy a lot of teaching, coaching, mentoring has to take place. This is what calls for more resource allocation into the votehead for it to be done well and not only well but very well.

5) A Self-Sustaining Organizational Structure and Culture:

This is the process of making ACO Foundation self-sustaining in terms of both human and financial resources. Therefore, a substancial amount of resources have to be assigned for this process to come to fruition. The success of this process marks the realization of sustainability in ACO Foundation.


To create a conducive environment for life in East Africa by paying more attention to environmental sustainability


To mainstream the principles of environmental sustainability at every stage of development and in each level of governance in East Africa for the common good


1) To Secure a Clean and Healthy Environment; 2) To Promote Natural Resources Conservation; 3) To Foster Art as a Cultural tool to Shape Environmental Behaviour


Leave no one behind in the process of environmental sustainability


Think Big. Act Bigger.