Welcome to PALI - Center For Natural Capital Governance And Social Accountability (C. N. C. G. S. A).
Established with the core mandate to keep track, monitor, and analyze existing government policies, conventions, and practices in the sphere of sustainable governance of the nation's natural capital assets , whilst engaging citizenry to scale-up their watchdog role and further demand for accountability from those who exert to lead. This is the policy think tank wing of the institute.
What We Engage In Best
Meet the Lead
Charles Adabo Oppong (PhD)
Lead Partner the center for natural capital governance and social accountability.
Why Social Accountability?
Social accountability is defined as a means for citizens to extract accountability from government, firms or donors through civic engagement. Through direct or indirect participation of citizens and social accountability approaches - such as participatory budgeting and expenditure tracking or citizens monitoring of public service delivery - can give voice to citizens to demand more responsive institutions and services. Citizens are able to express their demands to increase performance and efficiency - thereby increasing capacity and contributing to poverty reduction, and empowering citizens to participate in their own development.
" An engaged and educated citizenry can understand how to make globalization work, or at least work better, and can demand that their political leaders shape globalization."- Joseph Stiglitz
A Policy - Think - Tank On Natural Capital Governance
Facts about Natural Capital.
- Natural Capital is another term for the stock of renewable and non -renewable resources (e. g plants, animals, air. water, soils, minerals) that combine to yield a flow of benefits to people.
- The benefits provided by natural capital include clean air, food, water, energy, shelter, medicine, and the raw materials we use in the production chain .It provides less obvious benefits such as a defense for flooding situation, climate regulation, pollination and recreation.
- Natural Capital is one of the several other known acclaimed and recognized forms of capital. Others include financial, manufactured, social and relationship, human and intellectual capital. Natural Capital supports all of the other capital by providing essential resources, that supports a healthy planet and underpins thriving societies and prosperous economies
Why do we need to conserve and enhance natural capital?
It is an obvious fact that we are depleting our natural resources asset faster than the earth can replenish them, and at an accelerating rate (WWF 2014). We have grown financial capital in large part through the use, exploitation, and degradation of natural and social capital. The aforementioned presents a very compelling and urgent need to conserve and enhance the governance of our natural capital asset.