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Aid for Development Foundation (AFORD)

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Countries: Ghana
Regions: Volta
Organization SDGs:
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Increase Access to Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (SDG 6.1 & 6.2)
Water Quality (SDG 6.3)
Water Use Efficiency (SDG 6.4)
Integrated Water Resource Management (SDG 6.5)
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Hygiene
Safe, Affordable Water
Leaving No One Behind
Services Offered: Communications & outreach
Project management
Stakeholder engagement & facilitation
Org. Type: NGO / Civil Society
Org. Size: Small (10 - 99 Employees)
Language: English
Org. Source: User
Profile Completion: 85%
Coalition: No

Organization Overview

AFORD Foundation (Aid for Development) is a local non-governmental organisation operating in the northern region of Ghana, with its headquarters in Tamale. AFORD was founded in 1996 and registered in 1997 by a group of development workers desiring to assist victims of the 1994 ethnic conflict in the northern region to rebuild their lives.

The organization has since grown from providing relief to victims of the conflict, to assisting in the general development of communities …

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AFORD Foundation (Aid for Development) is a local non-governmental organisation operating in the northern region of Ghana, with its headquarters in Tamale. AFORD was founded in 1996 and registered in 1997 by a group of development workers desiring to assist victims of the 1994 ethnic conflict in the northern region to rebuild their lives.

The organization has since grown from providing relief to victims of the conflict, to assisting in the general development of communities affected by the conflict.

AFORD is dedicated to assisting poor and deprived communities and vulnerable groups i.e. women and children to improve their standard of living through their own initiatives and efforts. AFORD works with the communities, identifying their needs and initiating and implementing programs to address those needs. We have supported communities in six (6) districts of the Northern Region namely Tamale, Yendi, Savelugu-Nanton, Tolon-Kumbungu, Central and West Gonja, to find innovative, practical and sustainable ways to apply knowledge and improve their health as a catalyst for growth and development of their livelihoods. We have inspired and enabled marginalized and vulnerable people and communities to find their voice, to make it heard, and to take action to improve their own health and well being.

Vision
Peaceful Northern Ghana where meaningful and sustainable livelihood is attainable by all and poverty and disease are a thing of the past.

Mission
Work in partnership, using participatory communication approaches to improve the health and well-being and eventually the livelihoods of disadvantaged and vulnerable people in communities.

Objectives
- Strengthen local capacity and support initiatives that enable disadvantaged people to identify and voice their own health and development needs.
- To increase awareness and disseminate information about clean drinking water, good sanitation, and good hygienic behaviour being key determinants of good health.
- Promote attitudes, practices and behaviours that ensure good health and healthy society as a prerequisite for sustainable development in the communities.
- Provide education to the most marginalized people in communities that will enable them demand their social, economic and political rights through lobbying and negotiation with traditional authorities and local government officials
- Provide traditional leaders with capacities for service-oriented leadership and developing consensus in the community around key decisions.
- Promote structures and processes at the local level for collective deliberation between traditional rulers and community members.

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