well grounded (adj)

1based on good evidence or reasons: soundly based; well founded.
2having a good training in or knowledge of a subject.


A world in which all people are able to seek and secure justice and sustainability in the management of natural resources.


Well Grounded supports the development of civil society organisations in Africa to reach their full potential and achieve real, positive change for environmental and social justice.

Our values

Well Grounded aspires to be or to show:


we believe that each organisation is unique and requires a unique response in how we work with it


we believe that each organisation should take charge of its own development process


we believe that those affected by a decision have a right to have a say in it


we believe that collective action is necessary for change


we believe in collaboration and complementarity, rather than competition


we believe that sustainable change comes through being honest about challenges and flexible in exploring solutions


we believe that making and acknowledging mistakes, as well as celebrating successes, is key to learning and long-term organisational change


we believe relationships must be based on mutual transparency and accountability


we believe that commitment and passion are important in the work we do


we believe that organisations are human, organic and complex, and not mechanical systems.

Therefore, we put relationships at the heart of our collaboration, and each person in an organisation counts