Bringing Together Technically Accurate, Evidence-Based, Client-Friendly, and Tailor-Made Solutions in Communities

We operate in compliance with the Principles and Targets of “Sustainable Development Goals”

Why do we matter in these developmental goals?

HDPi has established itself as a catalyst in Community-Focused Health, International Health, Financial, Education, Environment, and Sanitation Solutions; shaping knowledge and practice, research, and business initiatives for rural and under-served communities and populations, including knowledge and technology transfer. Our services/activities are planned and implemented with the active involvement of the community, including local authority and governance structures.

HDPi brings together Technically Accurate, Evidence-Based, Client-Friendly and Tailor-Made Solutions in the following capacities:
  1. Develop and/or support the development of Policies, guidelines, protocols, SOPs, etc. at all Operational Levels
  2. Planning and Developing Organization and Management Models and Tools
  3. Exploring and implementing new approaches to management systems
  4. Assessing needs, Planning, and refining processes for achieving efficiency
  5. Planning, Developing, and implementing quality management systems
  6. ICT-Based Solutions
  7. Systems Optimization
  8. Workflow and Human Resource Management
  9. Supervision, Monitoring, and Evaluation
  10. Real-time Monitoring and Reporting
  11. Development and Implementation of Sustainability Models and Plans, including Financial Sustainability Plans
  12. Assessing, Developing, Implementing, and Managing Solutions and Systems (e.g. health, education, environment, agriculture, etc.) at all operational levels (e.g. Community to National Level), but with a special focus on Community, and Local Authority Level Solutions/Systems
  13. Support for Community/Local Authority involvement in Planning, Implementing, Regulating, Monitoring, and Evaluating Interventions and Services
  14. Community Empowerment/Support for the development of Community Structures for the management of projects and demand for Accountability/Transparency/Social Responsibility
  15. Education and awareness creation on all aspects of projects as well as advocacy
  16. Development of Training Modules, Plans for Management staff, and Operatives of projects
  17. Sustainable and Renewable Energy Solutions planning and management
  18. Support for Greenhouse management
  19. Developing community-based Green marketing plans
  20. Health, Development. Environmental and Social Communication and reporting
  21. Support for Environmentally-Sound/Friendly Policy, and Guidelines Development and Interventions
  22. Planning and implementing health and environmental management systems
  23. Planning and implementing safety management systems in compliance with Internationals Guidelines and National Standards
  24. Client and Community-Involved environmental impact assessment procedures
  25. Planning and implementing social responsibility management systems
  26. Knowledge and Technology Transfer and Community Ownership


Our Waste-to-Energy, Waste-to-Income, Preventive Health Solutions

It is an accepted fact that raw materials, derived from natural resource bases are rapidly dwindling. The rapidly decreasing sources of raw materials have led to increased exploitation of hitherto virgin ecological zones, often in ways that are not only devastating to the environment, local ecosystems, and biodiversity but also adversely affect the way of life, health, and livelihoods of people (indigenes, autochthons) living in such areas.

More disturbing is also the fact that the waste generated from the processing of raw materials into finished products of economic value is increasing.

The aforementioned scenarios present an ominous situation for the planet and its inhabitants. E.g. less food, less naturally-sourced raw materials, more waste, more disease and death, more healthcare costs, less quality of life, and less income on hand.

In terms of Waste-to-Energy, Waste-to-Income and Preventive Health, HDPi’s solutions include:
  1. Analysis of current waste handling, disposal, and management methods
  2. Developing SOPs on waste reduction handling, disposal, and management methods in line with international best practices, national guidelines, and legislature that will protect individual, community health, and the protection of the environment
  3. Income Generating interventions that emphasize the generation and maximizing of income from the use of recycled materials for the production of new or related products, and/or the sale of re-usable elements of waste
  4. Cost Cutting/Reduction Initiatives aimed at reducing the cost of household waste disposal by developing guidelines and educating individuals and communities on waste segregation for recycling which has the potential for income generation
  5. Assessing the Waste-to-Energy and (other) Economic Potential of in communities and localities. Most rural communities are agrarian in nature with a majority of people being involved in one form of agricultural activity or the other. Waste-to-Energy systems are one of the recommended solutions to the waste problems being faced by most communities in Ghana, be they rural, Peri-urban, or urban. Assessing the potential of by-products/waste is a crucial step in the design of any solution/intervention for the conversion of same into other forms that are of use
  6. Development and Implementation of an Integrated Model for Environment, Sanitation, and Health that takes into cognizance the inseparable relationship between our Environment, Sanitation, and our Health. Our solutions are Tailor-Made to suit the ecological, demographic, cultural, socioeconomic, geographic, health dynamics, etc. of communities and/or population sub-groups
  7. Active Local Involvement is a trademark of HDPi as we seek to foster ownership, participation, and sustainability through eventual technology transfer.

Theoretical Case Study

Sekyere East District – Ashanti Region

In the Sekyere East District of the Ashanti Region of Ghana, the major economic activities are farming, retail trade, small-scale Agro-processing, and other trades such as hairdressing, tailoring, carpentry, and metal fabrication among others. Agriculture in the district is subsistent in nature and the farmers rely on traditional labor and rudimentary farm implements. Major tree crops in the district are cocoa, citrus, and oil palm. Though the district does not have any large-scale processing industry, a few small-scale industries such as palm oil, palm kernel oil extraction, soap-making, pottery, and weaving exist in some communities. For instance, at Asokore, there is a women’s co-operative society that uses an extraction machine to extract palm oil and palm kernel oil[1].


[1] District Analytical Report – Sekyre East District; 2010 Population and Housing Census,

A potential Waste-to-Energy, Waste-to-Income and Preventive Health Solution for the district could be as follows:

1. Assessing the waste disposal and/or management methods and practices of the district

2. Assess what products can be derived from the by-products/waste of major food and cash crops and their economic viability in terms of volumes and “quality”

3. Develop waste conversion and health solutions (i.e. Waste-to-Energy, Waste-to-Income, and Preventive Health). E.g.;

  • Ethanol for industrial and pharmaceutical use
  • Insect repellant from citrus (orange, etc.)
  • Organic fertilizer, local health soap (containing potash from dried cocoa pods which is often discarded)
  • Waste-to-Energy systems from fermentation processes (methane for power generation), processing of dried fiber materials (fuel for cooking, etc.), Bio-fuel oils (processing of “waste” oils from palm oil production)
  • Development and promotion of alternative use, re-use to reduce waste and conserve/generate income

4. Economic empowerment of women and vulnerable groups such as the formation of cooperatives for training, crowd-funding, market linkages

5. Promotion of Green Technology to reduce environmental pollution and conserve and improve biodiversity

6. Community-based Health-in-All and One-Health interventions

Some of our highlighted Services

Our services/activities are planned and implemented with the active involvement of the community, including local authority and governance structures.

Planning and Developing Organization and Management Models and Tools

Sustainable and Renewable Energy Solutions planning and management

Exploring and implementing new approaches to management systems

Planning and implementing health and environmental management systems

Assessing needs, Planning and refining processes for achieving efficiency

Education and awareness creation on all aspects of projects as well as advocacy

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