The Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Organizational Development (CIKOD) is a non-profit organization registered in Ghana under the Companies Code in 2003. Our purpose is to transform indigenous institutions and local groups into vibrant grassroots civil society organizations that would enhance participation of rural communities in their own development processes. CIKOD aims to facilitate dialogue on the role of indigenous knowledge and institutions in modern day community development and empowerment. Working within this context, cikod has been working in a wide field of community development focusing on strengthening sustainable food systems, traditional health systems, natural resources management and traditional women leadership. The work of CIKOD since 2003 has so far succeeded in strengthening chiefs and traditional women leaders in Ghana for the provision of leadership at the community level for community development initiatives in the various fields outlined above. There is however little work at making visible the myriad of other indigenous institutions and strengthening them as vehicles for community participation.