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Handbook for Paralegals in Forest Communities in Ghana prepared by Center for Public Interest Law (CEPIL), Accra, Ghana with assistance from: International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) London, United Kingdom under the Legal Tools Project.

The primary object of this handbook is to provide the paralegal in forest fringe communities with the basic knowledge and practical tools needed for effective work output. The handbook also aims at serving as the basis for the training of advocates and stakeholders in the field of forestry in affected communities in Ghana to provide opportunity for these advocates to share experiences and ideas expanding their professional network. Read full document...


The Center for Public Interest Law (CEPIL) wishes to acknowledge with sincere gratitude the enormous contribution of Augustine Niber, the Executive Director of CEPIL who worked tirelessly on the development  and writing of this Training Manual.

CEPIL is also very grateful to Mr. Wim C. MULLIE of Friends of the Nation for his invaluable contribution in writing the section on environmental monitoring. CEPIL is also grateful to Mr. Solomon Ampofo also of Friends of the Nation for reviewing and contributing to the module on Environmental Impact Assessment. Download full manual here...

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