With a broad aim of enhancing the capacity of chiefs and traditional institutions of governance to meet the challenges of contemporary national development needs and challenges, this project was designed and implemented from 2005 to 2008 with support from Open Society Initiative of West Africa (OSIWA).

The project worked with Chiefs in the Northern and Upper East Region of Ghana through Regional Houses of Chiefs to enable them effectively participate in development, especially in the decentralization process in Ghana. The project focused on building the capacity of chiefs to understand the legal and constitutional relationships with central and decentralised government structures in relation to land, forestry, water bodies and other natural resources. The project addressed the needs of over 120 traditional rulers in 36 different traditional areas in Northern Ghana.