About Us

Our Story

TEERE started initially as a non-registered community mobilization organization. It provided remedial education, counseled youth on educational opportunities and facilitated the admission of many others.


Starting 2011, it has been working with low-income, mostly rural women to improve their economic circumstances by connecting them with Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLA). In 2014, we registered the organization to tap into the experiences of the founder in government, development work, women empowerment, education, research, culture and the creative arts..

An Autonomous local government system based on the rule of law, Ghanaian culture and tradition.

TEERE would want to see communities take charge of their own affairs.

Strengthen and secure the active participation of citizens in all matters affecting their lives through local actions.

What does TEERE mean

TEERE means change or more generally impact. The word derives from the Farefari language spoken in the Upper East region of Ghana. It exists in many of the other languages in northern Ghana. The choice of this word is to show the compelling and burning need for the transformation of lives in northern Ghana in particular and the country as a whole. This is deep-rooted change that gives the regions a strategic direction. This should change the mindset of state actors and improve their attitude to work to enable them focus on results



Our Approach

We work with government departments, such as the Regional Coordinating Council, the District Assemblies and their staff to identify their main challenges and develop programs and projects to address them. In that regard we also collaborate with relevant state institutions such as the PSC & Local Government Service Secretariat (LGSS) as well as development partners to source technical and financial support for our proposed projects.

We also facilitate a sharing of best practices between private and the public sectors to improve on the performance of the latter in particular. By focusing on improving public sector service delivery, we are generating more activity and interest in other sectors of the local economy, such as business and trade and the cultural and creative arts.

Redirecting attention toward these sectors have enormous potential for positively impacting the lives of people in the Upper East Region. We are also accountable to our development partners and other stakeholders. We seek their contributions regarding plans for projects that are meant to benefit them, giving them an opportunity to evaluate our work and provide suggestions for improvement.

Company Founder and CEO


Prof. Ephraim Nsoh Avea (PhD)

Chief Executive Officer

Professor Avea Nsoh is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of TEERE. He has a PhD in linguistics and a B.A Linguistics and French. As a University don, he has 25 years’ experience in teaching, research, university administration, academic counselling, academic leadership and mentoring of young academics. Again as a former minister of state, he has gained extensive insights into government particularly local governance and a very good understanding of development work. In development work has led the implementation of several community development projects both TEERE, government, at the community and the University. As a result Professor Nsoh, has worldwide networking in the academia, government and the development world. He has hands-on practical experience in strategic planning, some investment training skills, and a commitment to developing the creative potential of young people. Revitalising, preserving and promoting Ghanaian and African cultures and languages are a serious concern to him.

Professor Avea is married to Ms Alice Aniah. Ms Aniah is a school counsellor at the Winneba West circuit in the Central region. We have three wonderful children: Ataabasum Patience, Avea-Avea Prosper and Asira-Soh Avebire Avea.


Gerhard Lauth

Principal Advisor

Gerhard Lauth was born 1950 in Germany and is living in Mosbach (Baden-Württemberg). He is married to his wife Brigitte and together they enjoy 2 daughters with 2 grandsons.

He has a Diploma in Public Administration (Verwaltungswirt– State Examination for the higher intermediate Public Administration Service). As a public officer he worked at the Regional Council and the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in the state of Baden-Württemberg.

Elected by the citizen Gerhard Lauth used to be Mayor for 28 years in Germany in the towns of Waldenburg and Mosbach.

In order to seek another opportunity Gerhard Lauth since 2006 has been working as an international Senior Expert in the public sector with focus on decentralization, good governance and public finance management mostly in Sub Sahara Africa but also in Eastern Europe, Turkey and Afghanistan. 2013/14 he was the manager of the GIZ programme “Support for Decentralization Reforms” in Ghana.

Mr Lauth is Co – writer of the GIZ / ALAT “Handbook for Councilors in Tanzania”, the GIZ /AREU Policy Paper: “Civil Service Reforms in Afghanistan – Roles and Functions of Civil Service Sector” and author of the GIZ “Guidebook on public administration and public finance management” used as reference book for public servants in Greece. He is also an experienced lecturer in public administration, local government reform, public finance management and civic participation. Together with the TEERE CEO Professor Dr. Nsoh, Mr Lauth developed the concept for the “TEERE Local Government Forum (TLGF). As the principal advisor he supports TEERE voluntarily on behalf of the German Senior Expert Service (SES)


Collins Nsiah-Ababio

SES Volunteer

Mr. Collins Nsiah-Ababio was born in the Ashanti Region where he completed his Secondary Education and left Ghana for Germany in 1969. He has a master’s certificate in ferro & ferro-concret construction and a Diploma in Human Resources Management. He has worked as Human Resources Manager for twenty-five (25) years in a German Distribution Company Trans-o-flex. He is married and has two Children and two grandchildren.

After his Pension, Mr. Nsiah-Ababio is working for Senior Expert Services(SES) since 2014 which has taken him to many organisations in his land of birth, Ghana. Mr. Nsiah-Ababio has trained many employees in Ghana on Human resources management, and administrative duties.

Since 2014, Mr. Nsiah-Ababio has been a civil-member of the town council of Norderstedt in Germany. Mr. Nsiah-Ababio is also a member of the Charity Lions club in Norderstedt and Vice Chairperson of the charity NGO “charity4aid e. v.


Meet Our Team


Patience Ataabasum Avea
Deputy CEO / Programmes Manager
Maxwell Babilo Banu
M&E Manager
Bashiru Ali
Finance Manager
Atagra Juliana Abasemah
Administrator / Deputy Finance Manager


Abubakari Sadick Seidu
Abubakari Sadick Seidu
ICT Manager
Ashiabi Eric Elikem
Ashiabi Eric Elikem
Service Personel
Avea Avea Prosper
Avea Avea Prosper
Service Personel




  •   Ministries Block, Box 373.
    Bolgatanga, Upper East Region (UER),
    Ghana. West Africa
  •   +233 382-021-907
  •   +233 200-915-187
  • info@teeregh.org

About TEERE

TEERE started initially as a non-registered community mobilization organization. It provided remedial education, counseled youth on educational opportunities and facilitated the admission of many others. Starting 2011, it has been working with low-income...


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