The promotion of ecological economics in Abrafo-Odumase Ghana, Africa
In the twenty-first century global economy communities either profit and thrive, or they do not. According to United Nation (UN) statistics, nearly 82 percent of the world’s population lives in a developing country moving towards highly developed economies or are still in the beginning stages of development. Through the analysis of the twenty-first century volunteer programs established in developing communities, this paper will provide strategies on how the assistance of volunteer organizations can empower developing communities to contribute to the global society in their own way. By engaging the village of Abrafo-Odumase, Ghana, the following questions were asked; if developing communities desire to be part of the twenty-first century global economy, what kind of partnerships can communities develop to establish opportunities for growth and cultural longevity? What kind of collaborative frameworks are necessary to address a community’s desires? Are those desires necessarily appropriate for the wellbeing and longevity of a community? Based on frameworks that support growth, how does a collaborative strategy support a community that changes overtime?