ADVENTIST DEVELOPMENT AND RELIEF AGENCY (ADRA)
We are changing the world, one life at a time.
Who we are
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is a global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church with a mission to work with people in poverty and distress to create just and positive change. ADRA Ghana, though a member of a network of 134 international supporting and implementing country-offices, is an autonomous entity with its own 17-member Board of Directors. The board comprises professionals such as Educationists, Agriculturalists, a Medical Doctor, Ministers of Religion, Economists, Chartered Accountants, a Legal Practitioner and Development Professionals. ADRA Ghana’s greatest asset is its staff. The agency has a fully staffed Administration including a Country Director, who reports to the ADRA Ghana Board and supported by Directors for various core portfolios. ADRA Ghana staff members are highly qualified nationals with extensive in-country and international experience.
The agency has an advantage of pooling together a highly competent and well-motivated workforce with most of them holding a minimum of a first degree or a professional equivalent. About 70 % of the staff members are professionals with academic degrees from Bachelors to Doctorate and/ or equivalent professional diplomas. These include Agriculturists, International and Rural Development Practitioners, Health Professionals, Information Technologist, Economists, Chartered Accountants, Teachers, etc.
- AGRICULTURE & FOOD SECURITY
- WATER, SANITATION & HYGIENE (WASH)
- ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
- DISASTER RESPONSE
International Devel¬opment Partner (2010);- Millennium Excellence Award, 2010
Best Practices and Innovation Award- InterAction-USA, 2010
Contribution to Development of Agriculture in Kwahu East Dis¬trict- District National Farmers’ Day Award, 2010
Best Coop¬erating NGO- National Farmers’ Day–Eastern Region, 2009
NGO of the Year-Chartered Institute of Marketing, Ghana, 2007
Ex¬cellence Award in HIV/AIDS-Economic Community of West African States, 2005
ADRA’s five core sectors include Food Security; Health; Economic Development; Education; and Emergency Management.
ADRA Ghana has developed its expertise in these sectors and in various sub-sectors, specifically in Agriculture and Food Security (including natural resource management and nutrition); Health (primary health care); Economic Development; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Emergency Management.read more